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106. Fast Friday: Stepping into your Greatness with “Song Of The Bird” (The Ugly Duckling Myth) by Spiritual Teacher Anthony De Mello

SURPRISE! Happy Friday!

The distracting and intimidating messages from today’s news and world events have left many of us feeling overwhelmed, uncertain and isolated. We all need mini resets once in a while– something to uplift an inspire us to keep going, try a new idea or take a helpful shift in perspective.

I am so happy to announce the return of “Fast Fridays,” a tradition I practiced in the early days of Awakening Aphrodite to share brief moments of inspiration with you. My daily practice of reading something spiritually uplifting each day originally inspired this idea– but as the show got rolling and life became busy, I decided to focus solely on the main content. Now brought back to you by popular demand, these mini-episodes will layer on top of the usual Tuesday full-episode-drops on the last Friday of each month. They will focus on a reading, an inspirational poem, author or saying that I find personally impactful. I humbly invite you to accept this small offering of “soul nutrition” for your moments, days, weeks and month ahead!

Fast Fridays were brought back by listeners like YOU– so please keep that wonderful feedback coming! You can leave a review (on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!), share & tag me on Instagram and let’s do this together!

Today’s mini episode features a passage from the Song Of The Bird by Anthony De Mello, a spiritual teacher and psychotherapist who authored many beautiful stories. This excerpt imparts the idea that you are who you surround yourself with. Are you living your story, or someone else’s? Are you aware of the heights to which you can soar? Are you holding anything back because of an outer influence? Are there parts of you that are not being expressed? Many long to wake up to the greatness that is their inner authentic self but hold back, waiting for someone outside of themselves to validate it. Today’s idea is this: all that truly matters is if YOU recognize and nurture your inner light. Never give up on yourself!

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Amy Fournier® is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)

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