Daily Manifestation Challenge, Owning It!

Keep on Keepin’ on. The DMC.

January 6, 2012

Dear Manifesters, how I have missed you and your comments to the Challenges!

It’s been a while since a Daily Manifestation Challenge (DMC) as I was busy in London and filming Good Morning America and the holidays (oh, life is rough, life is rough).

I hope you have enjoyed the Manifestation Q&A Series so far. It’s only getting more and more exciting. Next month Wayne Dyer is posting on my site. My dream come true! He is the reason I call my company “Manifestation Yoga.” I have manifested one of my biggest dreams in 2011 (GMA) and now this in 2012!

Today’s DMC is based on a status update I posted on my Facebook 2 days ago since it got a lot of attention. Here it is:

“I commend anyone who is “putting themselves out there”. Whatever way you are doing it: Bravo! It is not always easy and often scary and sometimes met with criticism, but trust me…. keep on! keep on! I bow to you.”

Today’s Challenge is this: Can you keep keepin’ on?

In the comment section below tell us in what way you plan to keep on trekking. To keep on going. To never, never , never give up.

As Tom Petty says, “I Won’t Back Down” ( I play this song a lot in my classes.)

Take nothing personally.

I am going to give you an example.

Here I am putting myself out there daily.

Being very open and honest with people and laughing at myself on a daily basis. Talking about things like loss, my recovery from an eating disorder, my hearing loss etc. And excuse my language, but busting my ass 7 days a week teaching yoga and hustling, as it were. Yes, hustling. Teaching yoga to kids for free who have special needs like Down’s Syndrome, Autism, PWS, Cerebral Palsy etc. Anyway, what I do, how I roll. You get it.

So here I am fully exposed, putting myself out there, taking risks left and right. 

Sometimes falling but always, always getting back up again.

And would you believe there is someone with such a poisonous attitude toward me that they find every single thing I write, no matter what website or magazine, and post horrible hateful things about me? Who sends me mean emails? Who threatens me?

Do I stop writing? Nope. I write more. I write louder.

I know who this person even. Yikes! You might think it makes it a tad more difficult in a sense to “not take it personal”. To keep on. Especially with the knowledge I have.

And yet, that is what I do.

You might ask yourself: Self, how do you not take something personally when someone whom you used to be close with is attacking you for no apparent reason?

And you may have to whip out some self-help books to remember this one fact:

It’s not about you.

Its. Not. About. You.

So today, can you keep keepin’ on? Even if someone is slandering you on the internet? Even if you feel fat or broke? Even if you are tired or heartbroken or your mom just died? Even if you don’t “feel” like keepin’ on?

I know it ain’t easy.

But just do it. I bow to you.

We all bow to you.

This is why I have created this community website, this Daily Challenge. To keep coming back to this site and be reminded that although there may be bumps in the road, and although at times it may seem difficult, you must know this one thing: The Universe has got your back.

The amazing Karen Salmansohn, my greatest muse did this amazing poster. notsalmon.com

You keep me going, Tribe.

You with me?

@ManifestYogaJen

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8 Comments

  • Reply barbarapotter January 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I am absolutely with you and am proud of you too and you sister as now going after her as well. I wish them release from all the anger or hatred that is in their hearts that keep them going. Love the song I thought about this morning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yop62wQH498&feature=fvsr. 🙂

  • Reply barbarapotter January 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Wanted to also say to my dear friend “who is keepin’ on everyday” (she knows who she is) after experiencing the most horrendous loss in her life. I bow to you. I love you and I commend your strength and courage.

  • Reply James Vincent Knowles January 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Everything you post i find helpful & encouraging. Sometimes quite enlightening. Your encouragement helps. Your openness & authenticity helps more than an ocean of platitudes & nice words. And though I know none of what you share has been written for me personally, it often feels like it has been. I’ll take that. You see Jen, it’s agreement & validation & acceptance that we truly are all connected. That’s a generous & wonderful feeling. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. You. You help me to remember it’s not about me. To remember to be grateful for what i can give back. To keep the flow flowing. Namaste.

    • Reply ManifestYogaJen January 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

      James, I value your words and friendship even though we have never met. Truly.

    • Reply Sabrina January 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      So well said, James. What I love most is the authenticity! Imma going to keep on keepin on as I pack up today to move into a beautiful new space. Gotta just keep filling those boxes, shredding those papers…

  • Reply renay compere January 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks Jen. I am so happy to see that you actually walk the walk. You have chosen the high road my friend. That kind of forgiveness can only be given by truly evolved people. You are obviously one of those people.

    As the parent of a special needs child who has greatly benefited from your amazing yoga classes, I say thank you! As a parent of a child with PWS, I cannot express how much gratitude I have for you. I know how much time and energy you put into helping our Foundation and how much money you have donated to research!!!

    This poor person who has chosen to live a life without purpose needs our pity not our anger. He/she has truly not lived a life of love or acceptance. Rather than spend time helping others he/she chooses to destroy. How difficult it must be to have so little good in your life.

    Keep writing and teaching and learning and growing and helping and living joyfully! The universe has your back and so do we!!!

    xo

    • Reply ManifestYogaJen January 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you Renay. I put the blog back up but deleted all the hateful comments. I left them up for a while but when it started to overpower the blog it seemed nonsensical. Everyone who actually pays any attention knows I donate all money to the FPWR.org. I adore you and I will walk the ends of the earth to keep on keepin’ on. No. Matter. What.

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