What does "authentic" self-growth look like and how do we achieve it? Often times our goal-chasing, crystal cleansing, yoga posing, meditating, self-help book reading and journaling are driven by a core belief that we are not enough. What would it look like if we stopped swimming so hard and instead, accepted ourselves just the way we are?

Balancing self-acceptance with self-growth allows for a life that embraces all that exists within. When we lean into our darkest shadows and stand in our brightest light, are we finally able to feel the wholeness of who we've been all along.

There is no need to constantly tread water, convincing yourself that once you achieve X you'll finally feel happy. Let your body relax and sink into the depth of who you are. YOU are what you're searching for.