Todays insight is taken from from Brené Brown’s book “Gifts Of Imperfection”. This is the place to come to when you feel insecure, nervous and vulnerable, especially in new situations.

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“Don’t shrink

Don’t puff up

Stand on your sacred ground”

This sacred ground is the place of embracing your authentic self in the moment.

No need to think you are not good enough or that you are better than others.

Simply stand in the knowing of who you are.

Most of us find it when we have experienced some struggle in the highs and lows of life.

It’s a powerful place to truly Be.

When I read this I think of Yoga and standing in Mountain Pose or Tadasana. Rooted to the ground, yet tall and strong. In this moment you become the mountain.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

23 comments on “Your Sacred Ground

  1. The sacred ground; the middle path; neither shrunken nor puffed up. Very beautiful and eloquently succinct as ever Val (and BB). H ❤

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  2. Val, these two lines really speak to me this morning:
    No need to think you are not good enough or that you are better than others.
    Simply stand in the knowing of who you are.
    thank you! ❤
    Diana xo

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  3. ‘Rooted to the ground, yet tall and strong’. These words are empowering.

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  4. Yes. Firmly rooted in the NOW, we retain our balance and authenticity.

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  5. suzicate

    Love the wisdom of Brene Brown…and your wise words, too!

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  6. One of my favorite books (her best, I think). Such good and wise lessons!

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  7. Brene Brown has helped so many find their power and self-esteem. These words are strong Val and thats how I feel in mountain pose too! Have a great day 🙂

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  8. This really got to me – thank you!

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  9. I have lots of those gifts of imperfection…and even when we don’t measure ourselves by comparison to others, it is difficult to measure up to one’s own aspirations. Thanks for offering a place to come to.

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  10. Love that – I’m so shy I struggle to not shrink! Great mantra!

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  11. Lovely reminder, as usual, Val. Thanks so much.

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  12. This is sacred ground, Val. Thanks, as always, for creating this space for us.

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  13. Interesting… that is also a key advice in rhetorics: when you root yourself, you gain strength, presence, and immediacy.

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