Read this When You Don’t Feel Good Enough. ~ Jane Ysadora

Via elephant journal
on May 21, 2012
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Dear Sweet Soul,

We are all hopelessly flawed. We are all perfect luminous beings inside vulnerable hearts and bodies. We are doing our best, sometimes fumbling through near dark trying to make our way. This applies to you too. It’s ok to love yourself anyways.

Love the brilliant light of your heart. Love the dark places. Love what’s cracked and parched. What’s bruised and still bleeding. Take this magnificent whole and be as kind and as gentle with it as you are the sweet souls around you.

Take off your armor. Put down your fists. This is not a war. With grace and humility willingly receive all the love, happiness, kindness, connection, money, travel, opportunity, privilege, praise, and acceptance that this sweet life bestows upon you. Use these incredible gifts to help others.

Keep growing. Keep learning. Keep opening your heart wider. Be sweet. Work hard. But in this moment please remember: You are good. You are enough.

Editor: Lindsay Friedman


Jane Ysadora is native to the wild desert of Phoenix, AZ. It is there she lives, writes, teaches, and practices. She’s extraordinarily lucky to be the mother of her two greatest teachers. Her favorite mantra is, “All you need is love.”


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30 Responses to “Read this When You Don’t Feel Good Enough. ~ Jane Ysadora”

  1. Autumn says:

    What a wonderful way to start my day!

  2. jane ysadora says:

    Thanks, Autumn! <3

  3. Gretchen says:

    thanks I will share this with my yoga class tonight!

  4. jane ysadora says:

    I’m honored, Gretchen. 🙂

  5. Jessica says:

    Thanks! We all need that reminder!!

  6. Thanks, Jane. Blessed be! I so needed this reminder and want to share it with all my friends. Peace be with you.

  7. Joe Sparks says:

    Awareness is armor enough.

  8. Aella says:

    Thank You. 🙂

  9. shan says:

    I'd like to share with my yoga classes as well. Beautifully put! Thank you so much!

  10. DeeDee says:

    You gave me something that I desperately needed right now. Thank you Jane.

  11. jane ysadora says:

    I'm so happy to hear that. I desperately needed it too, when I wrote it. 🙂

  12. […] on the wrong and right paradigm, which is just laughable. Most of the so-called demons are merely guilt and shame that have been hidden and haunt us—or desires that have been repressed through societal control […]

  13. Carrie says:

    I shared this, and I'm going to post it on my fridge! Thank you! It's beautiful.

  14. Steve says:

    Thank you so much. Thank you so, so much.

  15. Rishab says:

    Last line “u are good. You are enough”
    That’s awesome

  16. Sasha says:

    This is really quite beautiful.

  17. yogaandbacon says:

    i wish this was our national anthem!

  18. Heather says:

    Namaste……thank you!

  19. Graham says:

    This is beautiful indeed. Thanks so much for this!

  20. Andrew says:

    Had me until the “keeping learning” typo. _:-/

  21. zanne says:

    That's simply beautiful. I'm going to post it on the fridge. Thank you.

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