Happy Monday! How are you all? We hope you're doing super well. So, unless you have been living in a parallel universe you know Beyonce launched her new visual album, Lemonade, last week. To say some of us over here are obsessed might be an understatement. We could talk about every little detail for hours, but for today we will stick to one line that we think is apropos for this #MindfulnessMonday.
In the song, "Freedom", Beyonce says, "Ima keep running 'cause a winner don't quit on themselves". Hear it again, "a winner don't quit on themselves". How many times do we not only quit on ourselves, but we defeat ourselves before we even start? Samara recently touched on this in a Facebook video about limiting beliefs. As Samara mentioned, our thoughts become our beliefs and our beliefs become our actions, which come to make up our lives. So, if we constantly tell ourselves, "I can't do that" or "this is my limit" and we internalize obstacles and challenges as the end of the line, then that's what they will be.
If on the mat, we told ourselves, "I can't do this pose" whether it is hanumanasana (split), or savasana, we likely never would because we wouldn't even bother trying. But, if we can tell ourselves and think that we can then it is more likely that we will. It is the same with everything else in our lives. If you want to change your career path, you can! If you want to move to another country, you can! If you want to start meditating, you can! There will certainly be challenges and road blocks, but almost anything is possible, so long as you don't stop yourself before you even start.
So, when limiting beliefs enter into your mind this week, try to remember one thing: Be Yonce. Be a winner. Be the champion of your own life.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.