I’m switching gears today from Coronavirus talk to something else. Thought I would share a bit more about the name of my blog and why I decided to go with My Inner Shakti.
Back when I started my blog (2011), I shared a post about ‘Why My Inner Shakti?’ Why that name for my blog and what it means to me. At that time, my blog was very ‘Parita’ centric. MY life, MY healthy living journey, MY trials and tribulations, etc.
To be honest, my blog is still very much about me (ha!), but I’ve taken a different approach over the past few years. Instead of sharing my day to day life, I’m focusing on sharing things that may be helpful to people. Things that are a bit more topic focused. I also switched from writing about healthy living to motherhood. Kaiden is the most important person in my life right now, and everything really revolves around him, so why not write about that.
With that being said, the name of my blog still fits. If nothing, the past few years have taught me to work that much harder to find my inner shakti on a daily basis!
Here’s what I said about My Inner Shakti back in 2011…
My Inner Shakti (my inner strength) represents something very powerful to me. It signifies the importance of having a strong, loving relationship with yourself. This is not an easy feat…trust me! Up until now, I defined myself not by my own character and strengths, but by how I perceived myself to be as a daughter, sister, girlfriend, friend, employee, etc. I thought that if I could always be the best [insert relationship], I would be happy. However, the more I tried to be the best Parita for everyone else, the less fulfilled I felt on the inside, in my gut. Slowly, I started to realize that the relationship I really needed to work on was the one I have with myself. Don’t get me wrong, I still strive to be a good daughter, sister, girlfriend, etc. I love my family and friends! BUT, lately my efforts have revolved around figuring out what things give me My Inner Shakti and pursuing those.
My Inner Shakti can mean different things to different people. We are all unique individuals with unique views, passions, and ideas. The one thing that we should all remember is to not stop ourselves from being happy and doing the things that enable us to build strong relationships with ourselves…life is too short. My hope is that this blog will inspire people to find the little things that make them happy and give them their inner shakti and always remember that…
For years, My Inner Shakti was about self-love. And while that’s still a part of the equation and always will be, it’s so much broader now. It’s about finding that strength within and sharing it with others. It’s about authenticity and letting your light shine bright. It’s about lifting others up and helping them shine too. It’s about not taking things so seriously and finding small joys every day. At the end of the day, it’s about going within and knowing you are enough and that you can make a difference. It’s about believing in yourself and enabling others to do the same.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matter compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like I did in 2011, I welcome you to join me on this inner shakti journey.