How to Love Yourself and Live Your Purpose

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • You are enough, right now, exactly as you are. You don’t have to do anything to prove your worth. You don’t have to accomplish more, do more, or reach a certain level of success. You don’t have behave perfectly. You are worthy simply because you exist as a human being on this planet. There is room for you and all your messiness and confusion and pain.

    There is nothing to be ashamed of. We are all in this together; we are all just walking each other home.

    Are you confused about your life purpose? You don’t have to figure it all out today or tomorrow or next year. Trust that you are living your purpose right now, that the questions are part of the journey and the journey is your purpose. You don’t need an impressive career. Whatever small or large thing you are doing now, changing diapers or cleaning houses or crunching numbers, it’s all important, it’s all perfectly part of the plan.

    Are your relationships in shambles? Are you afraid you’ll be alone? Become really still for a moment and know you aren’t alone. Know that no one has this romance thing figured out. Even the people that seem like they do still go to bed lonely sometimes. Become really still and know that no matter who you are, no matter who you love, no matter what you’ve done, there is a love so much bigger than your romances. A love that holds this tiny planet together, a love that transcends time and space and understanding, a love that is you and that will always be with you. Let this love hold you.

    Have you done something you think is unforgivable? Do you hide in shame and guilt? Come into the light, speak your truth, you will find the light shines kindly on those who seek help. Know that you were doing the best you could in that moment.

    There are generations of abuse and lies and pain that many of us are fighting to rise out of and away from. So make your apologizes, release the guilt and shame and keep moving forward so we all can be free.

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. In the end it will never get you where you want to go. Practice radical self- acceptance and self -love. Determine to love yourself so completely, so fully that everyone you come in contact with will feel loved simply by being around you.

    Embrace your beautiful body. Show it love. Feed it well. Give it rest. Move it often. Love every bump and lump and stretch mark. They tell the story of you. The story of a human being traveling through life, a life marked by tragedy, exhaustion, new beginnings, endings, birth, successes, failures, countless lessons and adventures. All along the way your beautiful body is there for the ride, housing your spirit and witnessing your journey. Love your body.

    And remember; you are enough, exactly as you are.

    Aubry Hoffman

    Aubry is a health coach, yoga teacher, author, and speaker.  She works to empower teen girls to develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits. Her free eBook, Guide to Extraordinary Beauty explores what it means to be beautiful from the inside out. It’s a resource to share with your teen that will guide her through the 7 components of true beauty and provides easy-to-follow action steps. You can download the eBook here. For more information about Aubry visit:

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    1. Virginia
      Virginia says:

      Don’t be so hard on yourself. In the end it will never get you where you want to go.
      This is a good comment Aubry. I think too many people do this and it lowers self-esteem. Good reminders. Thanks.

    2. Martha
      Martha says:

      Great post , Aubry. Don,t be so hard on yourself. Yes,have done that,sure didn’t help, but I keep on learning. Pleased to see you are helping teens,we all need to be reminded ,how important self-love is. Thanks!

    3. Calvin
      Calvin says:

      “Don’t be so hard on yourself.” This is what I struggle with the most. It is comforting to know that this runs through others and I am not alone.

      • aubry27
        aubry27 says:

        Varsha, Thanks for reading and good reminder: to trust that life is perfect as it is, that you are given exactly what you need to live the life you and created to live.

      • aubry27
        aubry27 says:

        Donna, Thanks for reading. I love this quote from Alan Watts about our purpose. It always reminds me that I matter simply because I exist, simply because I’m alive on this planet. “What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all.” – Alan Watts love and hugs, Aubry


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