When you feel comfortable in your own skin …

It will work both as a an armor of self-love shielding you against the world, and make you more approachable and appreciated by others. It might even motivate self-love and confidence in other people!

41 thoughts on “When you feel comfortable in your own skin …

  1. Yes. And, as a former semi-pro underground fighter in th late 80s/early 90s who took off his armor and black belt class instructor badges to walk a different path, I find health inside and out is the integrated armor composed of wits and Sovereignty and that which mesmerizes you into worthwhile (to you) actions that build value.

    This is another great quote about how becoming strong makes one comfortable enough in their skin to never be threatened, and consequently able to be gentle. Also, … like I like to say, β€œBe peaceful, but let motherfuckers know.” πŸ™‚

    As Morihei Ueshiba expressed: β€œTHERE ARE NO CONTESTS in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.”

    Also, Morihei:
    β€œAs soon as you concern yourself with the β€˜good’ and β€˜Bad’ of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens an defeats you.”

      • Yes, He basically post-Mortimer got me out of chain link basement after midnight illegal fights. I had gotten bored as an advanced martial arts instructor… and .. uh hem.. went further up the mountain so to speak. And, one day, I found his powerful economy WITH effectiveness. In a single day in 1992, I went from the concept of β€œannihilate my opponent In 12 seconds or less” in the ring to, β€œI am utilizing the ALL for all of our good in my motions. Drop him effortlessly with small always circular motions just so I could say, β€˜gravity is strong in this one,’ as very little effort came from me, and very little to zero harm except to ego and persona was done to them.β€œ

        Then, Amos;ivy my realization that at the time I was a triple major in Architecture, Philosophy, and Psychology, while teaching advanced Martial Arts for P.E. credit. When I came in the next morning, that (1 of 2 of mine) said, β€œI see. You went. You did. You did fully. You came back to breathe your heartbeat. My condolences for what you must remorse from what you’ve done. Though, is it really done?” My eyes lit up, β€œI have a class to teach… much differently now.” He smiled. I’m here today. I cherish that moment the night before, and the moment he and I spoke the next morning with spare few words, and more non-verbals.

        πŸ™‚ & ❀

      • I was afraid you’d take it as a comment on your age, it really really wasn’t meant that way. I just meant β€œlived” as in all the life you’ve lived till now. I say the same about me, that I’ve lived an exciting life so far! I should have added the β€œso far” or β€œtill now” in the comment to you too. I apologize for that. It had nothing to do with age at all!

      • Lol. No, not a comment on my age, the past tenses β€œlived” made me chuckle with, β€œOH Boy, I’m not done yet. Live!” lol

        No need. I appreciate the smile and laughter, like it put me one some 4” wide ledge traversing in a high wind to get to β€œsafety,” and NOOOOOO. Nope no falling here”… except I was sitting in my chair wide-eyed. Not too far from there to the floor, so I started laughing. A little triggered in a memory of a ledge, though that just intensified the humor of… β€œDon’t Fall!” While sitting in my chair. πŸ™‚ All good.

      • I’m happy you didn’t get offended! I’ll be a bit more careful in the future not to use β€œlived” when referring to someone who is still alive! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„. Have a great weekend ahead, Jordan! 😊

      • LOL. You’re great, Trini. I really don’t feel you need to. I knew what you meant, just didn’t resist passing it by. Have a great weekend ahead as well,Trini! : )

      • Oh, cool!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Why didn’t that show up in my reader? I thought I followed you….πŸ€”. Maybe WP kicked me out of your following, it happens sometimes….anyway, I’ll be right over and I will re-follow if it shows that I’m not following you 😊😊

      • WP totally confuses me at times. I use their app mostly on my cell. Up until a few months ago, I was writing and my posts on here too before I finally got a laptop! That’s how much writing means to me, I used a stylist and typed one letter at a time. Writing has saved my life in many ways😊
        YAY, now we’re connected❀❀

      • Yay! πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Writing is such a powerful means of expression, it opens the floodgates to the heart πŸ˜‰. I write all my posts on an iPad! I miss having a laptop too! One day I’ll get one πŸ˜‰

      • I hear you. I’m not about technology at all. I make it a point in my daily routine to journal with paper and pen. It’s just this way we can share and be connected. That’s why I love WordPress, meeting like minded folks from all over the world! Where are you at btw? I’m in South Florida, USAπŸ–

      • I have always had a fascination with Scandinavian countries and would love to visit there someday! I recently did one of those DNA kits online and discovered I’m 9% Scandinavian!!

      • Oh, my goodness!! I looooooove it!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. You are an amazing dancer! πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’–πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’–πŸ’ƒπŸΌ. Hope all the people who read my blog will click on the link! Soooooo amazing!! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°. I tried liking and commenting on the actual post, but it didn’t work for some weird reason. The follow button wouldn’t work for me either, but I clicked follow next to your name here in the comments, did you get the notification that I am following you? There is nothing wrong with your blog, so don’t worry about that, WP is just sometimes weird! I think it kind of kicked me out of my user account when I opened the link to your blog in another window. Anyways, now your posts should start showing up in my reader. Yay! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

      • YAYπŸ’ƒβ€ I’m thrilled you figured out how to follow me, thank you! WordPress is really weird sometimes for πŸ‘ Thank you for your kindness, I studied dance for 16 years growing up and have taught too. In my youth I was Broadway boundπŸ€—One day, after this pandemic leaves us, I will return to it. Your comments here make me very 😊

      • I knew there was magic behind those moves! πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽ‰. Go you! Broadway! Way to go! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Sounds so exciting!

      • Yes my love, I have lived many lives in these 42 years. Growing up my sister and I danced competitively and did extra work on sets and in shows. We grew up 10 mins outside NYC. It was a good time dancing in the Big Apple in the 90sπŸ’ƒ happy you enjoyed it πŸ˜€

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