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Every summer for nearly ten years now, I have a ritual I look forward to. It’s nothing fancy or complicated.

Just a simple practice that’s introduced me to new ideas, new people and — most often — to new parts of myself.

That ritual is taking yoga class with an extraordinarily gifted woman named Colleen Saidman Yee, author of the new book Yoga For Life.  

For me, her classes are transcendent. I laugh. I sweat. I cry. (Not always in that order.)

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Inevitably, I walk away from my time with Colleen stronger in my humanity, more loving towards my body and softer in my heart.

Often, I find myself trying to remember insights and fresh ideas that always seem to download into my consciousness out of nowhere when I’m in her class. That’s why I’m so very thrilled to introduce you to her today.

If you ever struggle with feeling crushed under the weight of trying to be perfect, fulfill all of your responsibilities and stay in touch with the sweetness of life, I think you’ll truly enjoy this episode.

Because no matter who you are and what you’re working to create, there’s one message you need to hear.

You are enough.

Now, Colleen and I would love to hear from you.

If there’s one area of your body or life that would be well served by more presence, more attention, more love — would would it be?

Of course, if something else from this episode touched your heart, feel free to share about that too.

Leave a comment below and share as much detail as possible.

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With all my love,

XO

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  1. “You are enough.” Three little words that have such significance. When we’re fortunate enough to remember or be reminded, we are relieved of a lifetime’s worth of *trying* to be. It’s the ultimate permission to just BE.

    Understanding that while we’re unfolding, we’re complete in every stage, and giving ourselves permission to recognize that beauty. Such relief in that realization. Relief in presence. Thanks to both of you for reminding us of this.

    • do you know where to find the book “You are Enough?”

      I couldn’t find it.

      thx!

      • Hey, Darlene. The book is Yoga for Life. It just starts with “know you’re enough.” 🙂

      • Maureen

        amazon

    • I agree, Emelia; the phrase “You are enough” is definitely the ultimate permission to just be you.

      As I work with clients to create brands that reflect who they are naturally, I feel that this is such an important thing for me to remind them. It’s so easy to get caught up in the worries of creating a business and it’s success, but always remembering that we are enough and we have something to give is so beautiful.

      You are absolutely right: We’re complete in every stage and it is a relief to allow ourselves to believe it.

      This is such a moving Marie TV episode!

    • I’m not perfect! And neither are you. Oh, thank God! I am enough. And so are you. I am so grateful that I took the time out of my busy day to watch this very touching and freeing interview. Thank from the bottom of my heart for sharing this insight. I feel lighter and freer than I have in a long time. I am perfect in my imperfection 🙂 Namaste!
      Judy

    • Jo

      I love the way you write Emelia – you are so eloquent!
      Keep it coming.

    • Well Said Emelia!!

      If we get to the point where we as women, move from THAT place, knowing we are enough!! Wow, watch out world!

    • joni metolius

      Thank you for the bottom line. Yes, transience and impermanence are truths. Thank you for the reminder that if we don’t show up, if we don’t do our part to be of service – no matter how small we think that service is – we waste our life. Thank you for that encouragement I need when my body is toast, my mind is weary. I don’t know how I’ll define it tomorrow, but I want to life it to the fullest.

    • Yes. You are enough. These are key words in self acceptance. Healing words for us who are perfectionists and over achievers. These words are so relaxing.
      If there is something i wished i had known when i was young, it is this: what people think of you, seldom has anything to do with who you are. It has everything to do with who they are. People are progecting all the time.Don’t waste precious time and energy trying to convince them that you are not what they think you are.
      If they like you- that’s fine. If they don’t- that’s fine too.

  2. I really loved this interview! I am too overcoming those fear based thoughts with my self-worth. I am so happy that we are not alone in feeling this way! We are enough – OM! 😉

  3. It is so amazing how the Universe responds my questions!

    Lately, I’ve been learning more about the Law of Attraction and manifestation. I’m learning how to focus things in a positive way to bring about the things that I want. I am an attraction machine when it comes to money. I could swim in it, it’s everywhere! But when it comes to my body, nothing sticks or maybe I should say that EVERYTHING sticks. lol

    I was trying to figure out another way to go about the issue of my weight. Lately, I’ve been seeing my everyday walks to my job as necessary movement for my body. I am seeing the good things that I eat as generating vibrancy in my body. I am doing Teal Swan’s technique of infusing love into the water I drink. Yet, I am emotionally overeating all over the place.

    I know that I am using food and things to fill some “hole in my chest”, but I don’t completely know why? I thought that finding my why would help me to fix it, but this interview made me think of going about this another way.

    Maybe by devoting time, presence, and love towards the parts of me that I am not fond of, then healing can come. Maybe healing will bring about acceptance, gratitude, and then love. Maybe this is all a lesson in learning to let go of my expectations on how I want things to be. Find the blessing and allow what is.

    I realize now that these issues that I am having with my body is forcing me to apply that lesson to everything. Thank you guys for the clarity and big thank you to the Universe for speaking to me and guiding me through unlikely ways. Much love!! 🙂

    • Julie

      Thanks for being completely vulnerable and honest. I am not sure why I know better but can’t do better when it comes to eating and taking care of my body so I can relate to your struggle. It is going to take some time to ferret out whatever it is holding me hostage but I know I need to reinforce the message to myself that “I am enough.”

  4. Truely impowering and giving so much hope!

    Thank you so much for sharing this honest and open conversation <3

  5. Valerie Hendley

    Amazing interview with a perfect timing for my life!

  6. Colleen & Rodney = incredible human beings + 2 of my favourite teachers.

    Every areas of my life is dramatically impacted when I slow down and become more present.

    One of the questions that I like to play with as a reminder to get out of my head and into presence is: what would wisdom do?

    Often what comes is a lack of needing to do and a sense of beingness…

    The challenge is to remember this when we get caught up in the craziness!

    Love you Colleen: thank you for your light & guidance,
    XO

  7. Marie!! This was amazing. Breaking, crumbling, cracking is terrifying, but man, it lets the light shine. Getting pushed off the edge…
    I also did yoga teacher training. I felt the fear too, Colleen! And the ultimate buzz and confidence afterward – the breaking shell and the light pouring in and out!
    I needed this reminder. For me, it’s about opening my chest, my heart. Be tall. Be open. Be vulnerable. Embrace the feeling. It’s ok to crack! That’s when the real stuff finds you. Thank you.

    • Love it Calee and I agree 🙂

      • Mohamad

        I love you Marie Forleo you are the best friend for me I always read your message in site.

    • Tania

      Thank you Calee, and thank you Marie and Colleen, so real and so true.

  8. Muse

    Spot on. Time for me to start my day believing I am enough. Thank you. xoox

  9. I love your stuff. But out of everything you’ve ever shared this has been the thing I most needed to hear today.

    Struggling entrepreneur. Struggling with belief I can DO this.

    I am enough.

    I can do this.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Sometimes the most beautiful outcomes are born from struggle. We’re cheering you on and know that you’ll do great things. You CAN do this. 🙂

    • Hi Laura,

      I just want to encourage you with this quote I read today!! “I can is 100 times better than IQ.”

      Just Do It!

  10. This is why I love you (Marie) and B-School so much! You throw in a little bit of spirit juice every now and again along with the smarts of marketing. As a student of B-School and a subscriber to your weekly shows, I feel as though you are giving us all a big hug while teaching us how to create a business founded by our dreams and passions. I really have felt that you are truly in this for us, and the good of what chasing and creating dreams will do!

    Thank you for sharing this video it was much needed and a very beautiful, inspirational twist to your regular show!

    Warmly,

    Rachel

    • Thank you for watching Rachel and I AM sending you a huge hug 🙂

  11. BEST EVER. Marie, you were so obviously engaged, inspired and touched by Colleen and her work. It was beautiful to watch. The interview was spectacular. I had tears and a full heart the entire time. Will definitely watch that one over and over. Two gorgeous souls sharing an intimate portrait of feminine strength, beauty and wisdom. Deep bow and gratitude for that one my dear.

    • Gitika

      Angie , I copy that.. you’ve just written what I wanted to say….:) Amazingly beautiful conversation.
      I had tears and a full heart the entire time too.. Stay blessed!

  12. It took me a while to find yoga, but I’m so glad I did. I hope this episode can inspire those of you on the fence to check it out. Wonderful interview, Marie! Colleen, your meditation script gave me chills. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So true, Catherine. I’ve never met a person who started doing yoga who wasn’t glad they did. 🙂

  13. Marie,
    You have created so many amazing episodes of Marie TV and every week it’s the one email I look for and they never disappoint. But today I feel you have given us a beautiful gift by sharing Coleen with us all. So authentic. Brilliant.

    Julie x

  14. Mog

    Beautiful interview. Thank you x o x

  15. Abigail

    I always love your interviews, Marie but this is the first one that ever felt moved to comment on. This interview had such a profound impact on me and I was genuinely moved by Colleen’s words and whole demeanour. It was also lovely to see how respectful and full of love you were for this very gracious lady. As they say, when the student is ready the teacher appears and I feel deeply drawn to finding out more about Colleen. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this timely interview.

    • This was one of your more compelling interviews and such a heartfelt story she had to share. “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” ~Crowfoot, 1890, as quoted in Catch the Whisper of the Wind compiled by Cheewa James.

  16. Wow!!!! I see you both as miracles in my life! I am about to visit the oncologist for the results of my check-up CT Scan…and suddenly, I feel tenderness and love for myself AND the doctor and staff.
    thank you, Colleen…for helping me to transcend the fear that was tugging at my heart before this.
    Bless your hearts…Marie and Colleen
    Love
    Nancy

    • Sending you well-wishes, Nancy, for the results you desire.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Team Forleo has our fingers crossed that things go well and we’re sending you lots of love and wishes for healing. <3

    • Sherry

      Sending positive thoughts of good health and healing to you. Hope all is well.

  17. Hi Marie,

    Thanks for having Colleen this time for the interview. She seems to be so positive and calm. Her words about service reminds me about Gandhi’s quotes – “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” 🙂

    I am from India where Yoga originated. It is a religion for us. And it is so heart warming to see the entire world making peace and benefiting from Yoga.

    Congrats Colleen for your book. Yoga is love! 🙂

    ~ Rohan Chaubey.

  18. Samia Hasan

    Marie you are so, so beautiful in your most vulnerable, raw, open hearted state. Looking at you I think, “how could Marie not know she is enough?” and I guess that same question goes for each of us “beautiful, beautiful soul, how could you not know you are enough!”

    This gave me a renewed fire for my crazy driving passion to remind women they are enough to love and be loved for exactly who they are. Thank you thank you so much Marie and Colleen.

    Love how much Colleen inspires you Marie and your soulful mood in this <3

  19. Marie thank you so much for this interview with Colleen. I had never seen her interviewed before. I didn’t know about her past or that Sharon was her mentor. We have so much in common! (Minus the personal connection to Mother Theresa – how amazing!)

    Sharon and David are my mentors too. As well as Andrea Boyd and Jeffrey Cohen. I am so honored to be a part of this lineage and to now know much more about Colleen.

    This interview could not have come at a more perfect time. Post Bschool I am in the process of the writing “the book” that has been in me for a long time. I think that I will be coming back to this interview again and again along the way to ground me when I am feeling that “who am I to write a book” feeling.

    Colleen your story of Sharon throwing you off a cliff is so common in our Jivamukti lineage. Jeffrey did the same to me when he announced on my birthday that I would be going to teacher training. At the time I had nowhere near the many thousands of dollars it takes to go or the ability to leave my cat, my apartment or my work for over a month.

    A few weeks later Sharon and David where in town and I stood up in front of them and declared that I would be going to training. And you know what? The money came. The care for my cat came. I found a way to pay for my empty apartment while I was gone. Everything came into place perfectly.

    This faith in it all coming together is what I must continue to give attention too. I must lean into my practice, the teaching, the lineage, and trust that all is coming. Particularly when it comes to money.

    Financial stress is so difficult for me. I actually struggle with Catholic guilt about the stress.

    I do have major financial stresses such as far past due student loans and wondering how I am going to help pay the mortgage and buy food for my family each month – but I have a house and I have a family and we always manage to have healthy fresh food on the table.

    So who am I to consider my financial stress suffering? But suffering is relative, and guilt or shame only add to it.

    So thank you Colleen for your book. Thank you Marie for this video and for Bschool. Sending you both so much love from Charleston, SC.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Katie, I can tell from your comment that you have so much heart, so I can’t wait to see your book! Please don’t let the “who am I to write this” feelings get you down–I think all writers have them at some point, but Marie has some encouraging things to say about that too: http://www.marieforleo.com/2015/05/writing/. 🙂

      • Sherry

        Katie, I don’t know how I’ll be able to find out when your book is complete, but I’d love to read it. I hope there’s a way for us all to reconnect with you when your book is ready! Good luck and may the writing muses always be with you. 🙂

  20. Lynn

    This was truly inspiring! Thank you for sharing and allowing us to experience a sense of possibility and peace. Beautiful!

  21. Luciana

    Loved to get to know your yoga teacher, Marie! I will keep checking Colleen Saidman from now own. Thanks for that!

  22. THAT was beautiful. THANK YOU for this, Marie! I, too, have been practicing yoga for nearly 10 years with a teacher who moves me as much as your teacher obviously moves and inspires you. I am moved by both you and Colleen, and the simple elegance of the beauty of service as the route to peace. The blisslove energy just radiated from your presence with each other. Thank you!

  23. Somi

    A beautiful and moving interview. Trying to find my way through a challenging time. Thank you for sharing.

    With grace and gratitude-
    Somi

  24. This was perfect timing — I’ve just been considering the question of being enough over the past few days and trying hard to make sense of what ‘I am enough’ looks like. These words are so helpful – thank you.

    I would be better served if I had more presence in the balance of my days. I work all day, then sleepily watch TV at night. I know there’s so much more that could happen in those evening hours if I allowed my heart / mind the freedom to explore. I’m going to use this as a sign to feel out what that looks like in my life. <3

  25. OMG, OMG, OMG thank you so much for thsi interview. It has given me the tools to take the next step in my life! Love you Marie!

  26. I like your method of teaching. If I will women in next life I will come to learn from you maybe)))

  27. This is my all time favorite Marie TV episode. I usually come here for entrepreneurial reasons. For me today, this was totally about healing the heart. Thank you!

  28. OMG I am in tears… This episode went right into my heart. Thank you Marie you are incredibly gifted… You have impacted my life in so many great ways. I even had a dream of you last night.

    In the dream you told me it was going to be alright, and that everything is more simple than what we think it is.

    You are my life long teacher. And I will always keep you in my heart.
    Thank you.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Janet, thank you SO very much. We’re incredibly honored by all that you shared and to know Marie’s work has had such a huge impact on your life.

      Keep listening to that heart of yours. xoxo

  29. Way to make us all cry y’all! Beautiful passage at the end! Can’t wait to read this book and hear more of Colleen’s amazing story.

  30. Many years ago at a retreat with The Resource Center for Women In Ministry in the South, we had a mantra:
    “I have enough
    I do enough
    I am enough, and
    other people’s opinions of me
    are none of my business.”

    This is a freeing message. I loved the comment that “a dance with a limp is even more beautiful.”

    Thank you,

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      What a beautiful mantra, Cathy! It’s both comforting and inspiring. 🙂

  31. Beautiful. Thank you.

  32. Jen

    This was just beautiful and exactly what I needed this morning! Love your videos, Marie. You give us all so much!
    xoxo,
    Jen

  33. So needed this today. I’ll definately watch it again. My job and daily life is crammed with busy and urgent and tasks that don’t help me. I’m searching so hard for opportunities to self care, create balance, calm my spirit. It felt like Colleen was speaking directly to me. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  34. This is by far one of the best interviews you have ever done, Marie. I loved it. Colleen, so profound and moving. Thank you. I, too, have had to step through my fear and do things I never imagined I could and felt like I was in the “flow” — that’s how I like to say it.
    Also, taking time to slow down, so important.

    Marie, I saw you, Josh and your dog in Washington Square Park a few weekends ago and I thought, I know her, she’s so beautiful…so familiar…an actress? No, it’s Marie!! Gorgeous, in no make-up and jeans shorts. Both of you, beautiful women, inside and out. Thank you!!

    • Thank you for what you shared Robin….and yes – that’s me 99% of the time. No make up and jeans 😉 XO

  35. So I LOVED this for several reasons…
    1. Your name is Colleen. My name is Colene. People often spell and call me by your name. That made me happy.
    2. I was not Catholic, but went to Catholic school for many years. I too thought I wanted to be a nun, and more than anything was OBSESSED with St. Teresa. I dressed up as her every all saints day, and knew all about the work she was doing. I quickly found out I couldn’t be a nun because I wasn’t Catholic and when asked how I received my “calling to the sisterhood” I didn’t know… I just thought it would be fun, and the convent would be like a full time sleepover. I knew I wanted to do some good in the world, but wasn’t sure how.
    3. So much of what you said about fear and worry, spoke directly to me. It was like hearing a conversation with my much wiser self. It was so comforting to know that even through years of personal development, and success, that it’s ok to still feel worry. I love that there is beauty in all of life.
    4. You mentioned how music inspires you… me too. The one song that constantly reminds me of the journey of life is “Incomplete” by Alanis Morrisette. I figured if you liked Fiona (LOVE HER) you would probably like Alanis as well. Check it out! Really… it’s amazing!

    I feel like I’ve rambled, but this video really hit home with me is such a unique way. I always love your videos Marie, but this may be my favorite.

    Thanks, Colleen!

    XO-
    Colene

    • I adore everything you shared here Colene 😉 Thanks for watching and commenting! XO

  36. This is probably one of my favorite Marie videos of all time. Tony Robbins is a close second. I absolutely loved this.

    The only way to peace is through service. Everything that we cling to is transitory and impermanent. The more we cling, the more pain we bring to ourselves.

    So perfect. Thank you Marie and Colleen!

  37. This was a conversation that touched me beyond words sitting at my kitchen table. Thank you. I feel that the Universe sent it to me.

  38. Hi Marie – This applies to all humans, not just women!
    What was the song Colleen mentioned at the start, by Jason….?
    Thanks for all you do and share,
    Stephen

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Stephen, you’re so right. The song she mentioned was Jason Isbell called “Cover Me Up.” It’s a gorgeous lyric and song — enjoy.

  39. Everything in my life is in transition right now. Like seriously, not even kidding – EVERYTHING.

    Chump is moving out this week. I’m facilitating an intimate women’s workshop on June 19-20. I resigned from an 8-year job that I love to transfer to a WAY better opportunity on June 22. I am moving from in-town Atlanta up to the suburbs for my kids on July 6. And – I realized I’ve fallen in love with my best guy friend of 27 years and I’m keeping it to myself because that’s the kind thing to do. For both of us.

    I read somewhere that in the cocoon, between caterpillar and butterfly, is goo. Just goo.

    I’m in the goo.

    It’s not bad. It’s big and full and happening. It’s just happening. So, I have a choice – belly up and float and let the rolling river just take me or try to stand up in the rapids and be taken under.

    When I ask the question: If there’s one area of your body or life that would be well served by more presence, more attention, more love — what would it be?

    Yeah. Can’t answer that because there’s not just one. But here’s what I’m doing to take care of my holistically, awesomely gooey life:

    I am praying and mediating every morning.
    I’m taking time to stop, snuggle and make eye contact with my kids.
    I throw myself all the more into serving the women that I mentor.
    I am cradled in the Divine Wisdom of my 80 and 90 year old grandmothers. They tell me the Truth.
    I move my body and sweat.
    I’m on the NO train.
    I’m not taking any shit.
    I let myself lay broken on the floor sobbing when I need to sob. It cleanses me until it’s time to release again.
    If it doesn’t feel good then I redirect. You CAN be in the goo and still feel good.
    I am taking Epsom salt baths and listening to music that is nourishing to my soul – even if it’s for 10 minutes before I go to bed.
    I’m drinking lots of water and tea and eating well.

    “Allow beauty and sadness to touch you. This is love, not fear.” I love that.

    I am in the goo and it’s sad and it’s beautiful.

    Here’s to honoring the beauty and the sadness and letting the love touch me ALL over!

    xo,
    Vanessa

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, Vanessa. Being in the goo between the caterpillar and the butterfly is such a beautiful way to describe those feelings of uncertainty and transition. It sounds like you’re in a good place and are taking steps to make it even better. I’m really glad to hear that you’re taking care of yourself because that allows you to take care of others and give them the love they need even better. We’re sending you lots of love for your journey.

  40. annie

    I am in tears. The quote at the end moved me so. The wisdom of this beautiful woman who has really loved, really lived. Thank you for doing this interview. I am getting the book. Blessings and deep gratitude. Annie

  41. I loved this! This is something I remind myself of often.

    And then, I forget.

    Thank you.

    I want to love my body however it is.
    In this moment.
    I’m able to do that on my mat.

    It’s why I like going to yoga, daily.
    Practicing at home, I don’t love my body so much.

    I am enough.

  42. Alexandra

    I was broken open and touched from listening. Absolutely extraordinary interview with Colleen and a symbiotic relationship between the two. Namaste!

  43. Kristina

    Oh, I definitely need to spend more time with that Buddhist meditation….cracking open and coming back to ourselves is the path, the goal, the cure, the everything i guess. Thanks for this reminder Marie and Colleen! Namaste! Kristina xx

  44. I so loved your interview with Colleen. Being enough is something I teach to in my yoga classes frequently. I think I speak to it most of the time as a reminder to myself 🙂 The one area in my life that I can bring more love to is myself. I beat myself up over mistakes – when in the end the mistake has already passed. I so relate to that thought, Marie, what’s the point of it all! Thank you for always sharing yourself with us!

  45. Helen

    I am a women in a wheelchair and have worked to be spiritually enlightened, healthy, successful in a career but never felt like I am enough! Thanks for giving me permission to think I am enough!
    Helen Kutz

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      You are enough. Wheelchair or not, you have beautiful gifts to share with the world–gifts that only you can share. It’s true what Marie says: “The world needs that special gift that only you have.” I’m so glad this episode was an inspiration to you. 🙂

  46. Emily Pumm

    Marie and Colleen! You both inspire me so much. As a young woman inspired by entrepreneurship, yoga, and media… I see myself in you both, and the future is good! <3

    I was first introduced to Colleen when I saw her interview of yoga teacher Rachael Brathen, so it was wonderful to hear more about her journey.

    An area of my life that needs more love? Hmm… I would say, my present moment. As a recent college graduate, I find myself always wishing, rushing, and planning ahead to get my independent life started, that I can forget the beauty that lies with me right now in the process, and I become stress and worried over nothing.

    The process of letting go is something I'm always working on in yoga and in life. Thank you ladies for encouraging me on this journey.

    • Hi Emily, I sooo remember that feeling of wishing, rushing, planning ahead . And the most PROFOUND shift happened for me when I began (to the best of my ability – still practicing now 😉 to really live FULLY in the moment. That’s when I was able to channel all that “angst” (that’s how I experienced it!) and unrealized potential into joyful, consistent action that started to create results. You got this. XOXO

  47. Prerana

    Thank you! Such a great video!So many life lessons.
    I have struggled with a lot of issues, especially with my body, self esteem and finances. Still struggling with a few.
    The question that was asked in the end, about the body issues that we may be struggling with- I still struggle with the lose skin, stretch marks and a little bit of excess weight on my arms. This is despite 2 cosmetic procedures, a liposuction and skin excision (didn’t get a complete arm-lift to avoid a long scar). I am now working with a nutritionist and trying to meditate using a recorded program and I am seeing progress.
    I still haven’t found peace. Is there anything specific that I can do to heal myself.
    Thanks, would really appreciate your thoughts.

  48. Thank you so much for posting this! I, for one, needed to hear the message that I am enough. Beautiful work, and thank you for doing what you do!

  49. Hi Marie and Colleen. This talk meant so much to me. I shared and still share same doubts as Colleen did about teaching yoga to the class and writing books. I too was thrown into a full class by my teacher before I felt ready and for that I forever will be grateful to her. Now I struggle with letting myself share my books. This voice in me telling me I don’t have enough knowledge and skills to put my books out there. Although it is getting better and I now feel like the excitement is overpowering the fear. Because the message in the book is so important to me. I wrote yoga related children’s book and looking for an editor to help me polish it. Thank you for sharing your stories. It really does help to know that we are all enough and all we need is sometimes someone to come and remind us of that.
    Lots of love,
    Nino

  50. I’ve got to say Marie this interview was your best!

  51. From childhood, I knew deep within my soul that I was born to be a Mom and I longed for the day that my destiny would be fulfilled. That day came at 35 years old and again at 37 followed by 2 miscarriages at 39 and 40. The best journey of my life has been the experience of Motherhood and now that I am about to celebrate my youngest graduating from High School, I am feeling deeply sad and very lost. While I am making strides to move forward with my life and deeply want to be of service to others, it almost feels like I am a teenager with a million choices and not sure which one is truly right for me. I am totally overcome with emotion after listening to the Buddhist Meditation. It makes me realize it is time for me to ‘sit with’ myself and turn all this love that I feel inward to find the direction that my mind just can’t sort out. Thank you both for sharing your life and bursting open my Universe. It’s time for me to do the same. With much love and gratitude.

    • Natasha

      There are a lot of ladies out there looking for help to be a better Mom. I never wanted to be a Mom, till I became one, and then I didn’t know what to do. You could be a Mom coach? It sounds crazy but boy do I wish I had a mentor a friend to help me with my kids and you sound just like the kind of person I’d have liked to go to for help.
      🙂

      • Annette

        Natasha, thank you, that means so much to me! I really love your idea, it actually made me cry. I just can’t believe that what I have to share should end when my children move on. You have me thinking! xo

    • Silvia

      AMAZING, both of you!!! Thank you for a wonderful interview. I have just finished work and felt so tired, wondering if to watch it later. I am glad I didn’t. Beautiful moment, words and energy shared, thank you so much. xx

  52. Nichole

    What a beautiful episode and so timely to begin the month of June.

    For the last several months I’ve been dealing with feelings of not being enough. Actually, it’s been a big part of several areas of my life. But in this war of self doubt I’ve also been in the midst of supportive groups and people and lessons encouraging me that I am. It’s in receipt of these lessons, always in the right moments, that are my encouragement and confirmation. I love how God speaks to us. I’m listening and know I am enough.

    Thank you, Namaste, and God bless.

  53. Marie, thanks so much for this beautiful, beautiful sharing. I could see throughout the interview that you were just barely containing the emotion you were feeling, and THAT part was amazing to me. You’re a pro! And yes, all that emotion WAS shining in your eyes and showing in your face, and it was very, very moving. The interview had me smiling and crying all at the same time. Two extraordinary women speaking so powerfully FROM their vulnerability.

    You and Coleen are fantastic together. More of the two of you, please!

    And thanks for ALL your great work in the world. You are wonderful.

    Warmest,
    Teresa Young

  54. “Everything we struggle with often does not happen”….LOVE THIS!

  55. Though I am working hard to become a better, more loving, more peaceful person, I often fall short. Most recently I have been looking for ways to dig deeper, to get to the root of my fears, of who I am – I am so grateful for this post. The meditation at the end was absolutely beautiful. Look forward to reading the book! Thank you so much for this.

  56. My favorite Marie TV interview and guest yet. Thank you for sharing this amazing teacher and woman. I LOVED the excerpt from her book that Colleen read at the end – brought me right home 😉 Much love + Many Blessings, Jamie

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Me too, Jamie. Amazing, right?!

      Thank you for watching.

  57. Julia

    Thanks for exposing your hearts Colleen and Marie! Truly inspiring.

  58. Natasha

    The part of my body that needs some tlc? Breasts & teeth! I nursed my 6 sons & my teeth paid the price, I guess my boobies did too. lol I have a goal to fix both when I make the financial goals I have in place.
    I loved this interview Marie! Thank you so much for not stopping when you felt like it!

  59. Stephanie

    I started bawling at the second sentence in that meditation. My soul needs love. I need more self love. Dealing with a chronic illness gets to be overwhelming for me to handle some days. This was a good episode for sure. Marie, it is so very clear that you speak from the heart every day. The wisdom you have blows me away. Watching 6 to 7 the other day and watching you get emotional- you really do care about all the people that come to your site and appreciate every one of us. Colleen is awesome. I bought her book.

    Thank you both.

    • Sending you so much love and healing Stephanie. Be good to you. So glad you got the book, I think it will be an awesome support tool for you. And — thanks for what you shared, too. Your words really mean the world.

  60. Confession – This is the first Marie TV episode that had me sobbing at the table.

    It is funny in life how things can be so connected and the world can feel so small. To see Colleen, a woman that I have long admired and called a teacher, here on Marie TV was beyond a joy.

    To watch you both, such strong, confident and successful women, open up about your moments of doubt and vulnerability was such a beautiful reminder that at the end of the day, we are all just human, always questioning, always protecting until we learn to soften and trust that we are already enough as we are.

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to you both for this amazing episode and for doing what you do in the world.

    With love.
    Renee

  61. Jennifer

    Dozens and dozens of comments ref Colleen and Marie, and me who always has something to say, sez You’ve sed it all, what more can I add but for Thankyou,Thankyou Thankyou A L L !!!!!!!

  62. I loved everything about this interview, it is so powerful and compassionate.

    The meditation at the end gave me goosebumps. Being so completely vulnerable and open with myself is more difficult than I thought it would be. Truly believing “I am enough” is also more challenging than I would outwardly want it to be. But sitting with the emotions and thoughts that are coming up is helping me feel lighter in the space in my chest that tightens up without me realizing it.

    Thank you Marie and Colleen from the bottom of my heart, namaste!

    Karina

  63. Annica

    Hey Marie, it is so humbling to see you get so vulnerable. I am in awe of your courage to stay in that space with Colleen, and with all of us watching. You are a true inspiration! This was a beautiful interview, I absolutely loved it. I take with me a deeper sense and understanding for a several things that I’ve been diving into lately. Talking about being enough, sparked in me a deeper insight into how I am keep protecting myself and trying to prove that I am enough, that I am (still) worthy of someones friendship and care. And I’m just softening around the knowing that I am being so protective. I also had a profound moment, after thinkig “suffering comes from attatchment”, realising that I will be a spiritual leader. Wow. Just this deep, unshakable knowing. Thank you for all this and more! With love, Annica

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Beautiful, beautiful share Annica — thank you and enjoy that softening.

  64. Thank you so much for this beautiful episode, Marie and Colleen! It had me crying at several points; loved it 🙂

  65. Thank you Marie for this confirming and inspiring video – I am a big fan, I scan your website for great interviews and this was certainly one of them.

    This is my first time responding to a post – I never really thought my thoughts would matter before. But now I am compelled to share.

    It struck me that not only did Colleen not feel enough in her early years as a yoga practitioner but that she felt un-seen, even though a former successful model.

    There is a scene in my memoir where I am seen, really, for the very first time, by a stranger, an elder, a newly found Italian relative – a contemporary of my long-lost Italian grandmother – that opens my heart to what I came for – she calls me the light, and opens my journey to something I would never have imagined, though often dreamed of.

    One day soon, I’ll do a reading at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. It is owned by a dear friend and college alumni, MAC. A one degree separation rests between the name of the bookstore and the Italian hill town where I live!

    Coincidences!
    Baci e abbracci
    Angela

    xox

    • Super amazing Angela! So cool that Yoga Shanti (where I practice with Colleen) is right down the street from Canio’s in Sag 😉

  66. I can see that I’m not alone in thinking (mostly feeling) how special this episode was. Both you and Colleen are so genuine (you can’t fake that) and gave us the gift of your stories, sharing your own feelings of fear and inadequacy. We tend to think that people in the public eye who have attained a level of celebrity have it all together. But we are all just human, in this life together, trying to figure it out.

    I loved Colleen’s story about her first yoga class. 🙂 I also had someone ask me to do something I was terrified of (an hour-long radio interview of my teacher). There were probably hundreds of students clambering to interview her. But it was me, the introvert who doesn’t like attention, that was asked. The Universe always seems to pick on us for some reason. 🙂

    Thank you, Marie and Colleen. Keep shining your beautiful light!

    Much love, Barbara

  67. Mandy

    Brought tears to my eyes.
    After a decade of infertility I had accepted it and moved into other plans. Could NOT believe I found myself nearing second trimester as I head to my 40th birthday this year. I’m so aware of the miracle, but have had such a hard time letting go of those other plans, and even thinking of giving this miracle for adoption.
    I take myself to the mat often, for whether yoga or attempting meditation, it’s where I reconnect with peace. I still don’t know what will be, but in the moment I’m okay.

    Thank you for this perfect timing message when I find myself clinging to one way and running from another.

    • Mandy, thank you so much for what you so bravely shared. Keep tuning in, keep listening. With all my love xxoo

  68. Dear Marie,
    Colleen Saidman and I worked in NYC as models during the same period. We had different agents but sometimes got booked for jobs together. I am so happy for her success and the new direction her life has taken her in. This interview was full of nuggets of wisdom and great messages around living life authentically. Don’t we all want to live a grounded meaningful life? I am a therapist now and am honored to help women who are courageous enough to do inner work. There are many paths to healing, and many people who can help us along the way. Thank you Marie for spotlighting the great work Colleen is doing and sharing her insights with us all!
    Laurie Marsden

    • Incredible Laurie — what a full circle moment, right? Thank you so much for the work YOU do and, for sharing today 🙂

  69. Lori Glier

    Dear Marie & Colleen,

    I have been trying struggling to get my voice told in a personal memoir of my journey of Authenticity yet every time I try to figure a way to write my story to tell to the world I don’t have the right support and barriers come flying my way.It is very raw story of my healing and way are possibly unconventional or just un like many . Many say get grants get a job to raise money for it . Yet I tried to do that and in my heart I just want to do it my way yet it is the most challenging way to try to tell a story when you don’t have the supports.
    It would be ideal if an Agent picked me up and said Lori go ahead you have all the funds to tell your story to the world just do it and be Authentically you!
    Heaps of love
    Lori Glier

  70. Abigail

    Thank you, what a perfectly timed video. Great content. It was the perfect message for me as I work through transition time in my life. thank you

  71. Oh my goodness! This has to be my favorite Marie episode thus far!! AMAZING truths and reminders. THANK YOU Marie and THANK YOU Colleen for doing exactly what you were put on this earth to do! xoxo

    Blessings,
    Phyllis

  72. Cindy V

    Very moving and inspiring for me! I am about 1/3 thru my 200 hr yoga teacher training and went into the training saying its just for me – I never want to teach. Fear is leading the way and holding me back – all at the same time! My teacher told us at the beginning of our training – someone in the world needs you to teach them and that’s why you are here. I kind of rolled my eyes at that one but as God and the universe would have it, a group of my neighbors (women in the early 60’s – I am 45) are begging me to teach them. I am petrified but feeling the magnetic pull. Trying to shove my way past the fear and just be myself and live my truth and share what I know. Thank you Marie and Colleen. I will be buying the book and watching this interview again when I get scared that I am not enough! I can do this and I will help/serve others!
    Namaste 🙂

  73. cristina

    Wow Maria ! Thanks for the video it was very inspiring, energising, empowering and it opens my heart. Please keep on inviting women that are not afraid to show their vulnerable side.

  74. lernik

    Hi Marie and Colleen, thank you for sharing your stories , guess what I resinate Colleen story with mine, two and a half years ago I was a fearful, with no confidence and shy person stepping into this yoga center and change my old Lernik to this beautiful, confidence, compassionate , loving yoga teacher that I even couldn’t believe my transformation by just releasing all the blockages of sadness, fear from the most important energy holding part of my body My Heart . Now I am a free soul , with full of energy wants to share and be in service to help and save the lost souls. Marie your videos and the knowledge and wisdom you are sharing with us highly appreciated. Thank you so much

  75. Sarita

    Like so many of you, I tune into Marie’s videos on a weekly basis. I am feeling that this interview with Colleen is hands down-my absolute favorite ( and each of Marie’s interviews have been so GOOD )!
    I am also from India (as another individual commented). Well. I was born there and raised in the deep south of the United States. My mother went back to India in her 60s ( she is a true inspiration to me and so many ) … in order to study for and receive her yoga certification at SVYASA University in Bangalore.
    My mom now teaches yoga to students in my hometown of Alabama!
    I will be sharing this beautiful interview with my mom, my younger brother ( both of them have partaken in Vipassana twice now ) – and I will be sharing this inspirational and loving interview with others.
    I teared up as Colleen read the Buddhist reflection regarding beauty and sadness.
    Talk about feeling TENDER!
    This interview softened my fear-prone heart and made me so very grateful to be alive, breathing, in this moment and to be able to feel such a range of deep emotions.
    What a gorgeous reminder about what a privilege it is to be HERE and NOW.
    I thank you, both – along with this community so much!

    • So beautiful Sarita!! Thank you for sharing *and* for sharing with your mom and brother too 🙂

  76. José Silva

    My very first 20 minutes that felt like 60 seconds. A very touching and peaceful experience indeed. Thank you.

  77. Great inspiration! Love this video!

  78. Lisa

    Marie & Colleen – this interview has touched me so deeply today. Thank you… tears are rolling down my cheeks. Know that I have been forever changed. What an amazing opportunity you have to practice together.
    Namaste
    xoxo
    ~Lisa

  79. Milly Darwich

    Such a nice interview! Thanks for opening your heart and your life to us Colleen!! Its so touching. And I felt identified as Im a yoga teacher and at first I was terrified about starting to teach. My teacher did the same as Sharon, only in my class were five people only. The meditation really makes you put your defenses down and just feel the sensitivity and humanity residing within yourself. Thank you very much!

  80. Margaret

    This interview was so wonderful. This is the second time in the last week that I have been reminded of how wonderful Yoga is and I have neglected the practice. Must find a good teacher and get the book. Thank you so much!

  81. Susanne

    I am struggling with fear about – what might the future bring. For the past months, weeks I am in the middle of a huge transition (moving to a new continent) and sometimes it feels like an earthquake. Nevertheless, I know that it’s the right step. Listening to Colleen reminded me – and I need those reminders, again and again (Ask and it is given) – that everything is happening now, in this moment. Not in the future, now. The episode is so very heart driven, you touched me and that makes me feel alive. THANK YOU both you for telling me that I am enough.

  82. Susie B

    Blown Away by this! Wow! We are enough. Right here, right now. In the present moment. Love flowing… Thank you, Colleen and Marie!

  83. My goodness. What an absolutely beautiful episode. My heart was moved deeply. I can’t wait to share this <3 Big, big LOVE <3

  84. There are three areas of my life: my romantic relationship, my health and finance. These need that attention and presence. What a wonderful clip. Thank you so much for sharing. C

  85. I loved this, and in the next moment I will forget the feeling of peace. I have ADD and I was wondering how do keep the anger/frustration/torture of the everything changing around me, getting used to it and then doing it again.
    Do we all have ADD? Or do I just have to work harder?

    • Hi Kitty. What works for me is remembering that this is a practice. I do my best to meditate everyday. And when I don’t, I can feel a distinct difference in myself, and how the entire day unfolds. This work truly is a lifelong practice, and it grows deeper and richer over time. OX

  86. Thanks for sharing this Marie. The world can use more people who know they are enough!
    I love how the universe ebbs and flows- we are students then teachers. We feel small so we can learn just how big our hearts are. We give and in giving we receive the greatest gift of all. We release fear and open to love.
    I keep practicing every day and discovering more ways I can grow.

  87. E

    Fabulous. Peace comes they service,,,,,,!!!!
    As it is the poor who will inherit the earth thru service standing up for others

  88. Thank you so much First Lady of Yoga and MF – this was a beautiful one! This is a HUGE one for me! I have been really focused on shifting this idea of being “enough” by just “being” and not by “doing”. I have to admit it is a really friggin’ tough mindset shift for all of us Type As. For me it goes right along with shifting into the heart space – and that is the area of my life/body that needs the most love. Thanks again!

  89. This was BEAUTIFUL. Thank you Marie for recognizing how important it would be for all of us to hear and be touched by her stories and experiences.

    There are so many different things that I take away from watching this video – reassurance that I AM enough. To be confident in who I am, my strengths, weaknesses, abilities. My husband is constantly affirming me and usually I smile and love hearing it, but do I really believe it? That is my challenge for myself this week and I will be writing down a couple key quotes from this video to remind myself to focus on.

    Thank you! XOXO

  90. I got teary at the precise moment when Colleen described washing the sick man and that we can attribute G-d wherever we choose.
    I love this concept as it becomes so much larger than ourselves, and our little gripes, complaints, mishaps..
    Thank you..

  91. Viridiana

    Dear Marie,

    Thank you so much for this video, it was so touching for me, I cried. Thanks for being so open and for sharing your teacher with us. I’m in the path towards becoming a Life Coach and want to upload videos with interviews just like you, but in spanish and for the Mexican young people the main message that I want to deliver with the interviews is “You are enough, you can do it”

    You are such an inspiration. The answer to your question will be: to my purpose in Life, I want to inspire young people to study a career and to follow their dreams, and I’m in the getting ready to do it stage. I need to be in the present.

    I’m learning about production and now I’m scared because I only have one camera (Nikon CoolPIX P600 not even made for video taping) and I learned is very important to be able to shoot the face of the person that is talking and to capture the whole scenario. I have no money to invest in camera unless I find something very cheap. Could your production team give me some advice?

    • Hi Viridiana,

      So you know, I started MarieTV with just my web cam (no production team and no camera – other than the one on my computer). I recommend that folks start as inexpensively as possible and focus on great content vs. high production values (which get super expensive, fast!). Here’s a video I did about the progression of our show, at our 2 year anniversary, that you might find helpful

      http://www.marieforleo.com/2013/01/business-goals-videos/

      You can also shoot interviews with just one camera. Here’s one my friend Kate did w/me a few years back, with a simple flip cam on a tripod. I think it turned out great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faH8u_JFH28

      XO

  92. Leilani Bishop

    Thank you so much Marie for this Interview..Loved seeing two women I am lucky enough to call friends and mentors together facilitating peace and love in the world.

    We are all enough and all need reminding! Loved seeing you so touched,moved and inspired..you do this to all of us as well 🙂

    I came across a beautiful poem the other day which I think goes perfectly with this interview..enjoy!

    xoxo

    She let go. Without a thought or a word,
    She let go.
    She let go of the fear.
    She let go of the judgments.
    She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
    She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
    She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
    Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
    She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
    She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
    She didn’t search the scriptures.
    She just let go.
    She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
    She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
    She didn’t promise to let go.
    She didn’t journal about it.
    She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
    She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
    She just let go.
    She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
    She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
    She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line.
    She didn’t utter one word.
    She just let go.
    No one was around when it happened.
    There was no applause or congratulations.
    No one thanked her or praised her.
    No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
    There was no effort.
    There was no struggle.
    It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
    It was what it was, and it is just that.
    In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
    A small smile came over her face.
    A light breeze blew through her.

    • LOVE you Leilani!! Coming back to the east coast shortly – see you there 😉

    • I literally feel like I’m floating on air right now. WOW! Leilani, thank you for sharing this poem. Its so fitting indeed for today awesome and soul deep convo between Marie and Colleen. My heart always open up a bit wider when I ponder how awe-inspiring this Universe really it. Nothing happens without a reason and we are always moved in the right direction when we allow source to be in control. Just today I was having a lunch date with a friend and our conversation landed on these two subjects, being enough and letting go. Now here I am, scrolling through the comment feed after commenting on another post to discover your beautiful poem… wow – simply a very big confirmation to me that the right message is always sent to up when we need to hear it the most.

      Again, thank you Marie for never EVER disappointment with the quality of heart and soul you deliver to us weekly and thank you Leilani for sharing this beautiful poem today.

      Namaste

  93. Beautiful beyond words!
    Marie Im so inspired by you and how you so bravely show us all your different sides…. today giving us your totally open vibrant and warm vulnerability….touched me deeply.
    And as Colleen said that if a woman stand up and tell her story the world will listen…maybe not exactly like that…but my thought is that if we can stand up and let others see our vulnearbility people will respond….and thats what I see in all the comments.
    So we can know a lot but what we bring from our hearts are the most important thing.
    Good reminders of living our lives in a real way <3
    Thanks

  94. Marie and Colleen,

    Wonderful; lovely and authentic. Thank you.

    It is hoped that many, many will now hear this; it appears it is happening very quickly, I’m anything but the only one. This is an important episode (insofar as anything is important).

    At 11:18, she says, “you are ready.” Peace…

  95. My tummy needs more love, both inside and out.

    So, I love my tummy, I love my tummy, I love my tummy, I love my tummy, I love my tummy, I love my tum. x

  96. Marie, thank you so much for this interview! I feel so proud of Coleen,
    she has come back from Hell to Life too…
    I was addicted to heroine/cocaine/crack and after becoming clean Sisters of Mother Theresa in Amsterdam, Holland, helped me to recover, they have given me shelter for 5 Months and there I have learned how to live without
    money and be happy. They have learned me what it means to love your
    neighbor. Now I am 21 years clean and still volunteer et Sisters of Mother Theresa here in Amsterdam.
    Coleen, sister, thank you for sharing your story. God loves you!
    Vera

  97. Beena

    Hey Marie…. Love this episode….. I am a very thought full person and always have several ideas in my mind… But its getting such a mess… Cant deal with it…. Any suggestion.

    • Kenita

      Try meditation. In the beginning it will feel like it’s not working. But keep going. Then call on your internal guides to come forth. Ask them to show you your path. Try this for 21 days and try doing it around the same time everyday. I tried this and it actually worked for me. My mind is always going even when I’m sleeping. But with meditation I’ve learned to quiet it down and ask for the stuff that will really help me. I hope this helps.

  98. Kenita

    I loved the part where she said if a woman would stand up and tell her story others would be free. She is so right. As women we think strength is by taking on everything. It comes to a point where we have to know our worth. We are enough. God created us to be enough. By telling our stories we give permission to others to do the same. We need to be true to ourselves. We owe it to ourselves and those that are coming behind us. They need examples and we are it. As a mother I want my girls to know that they are enough.

  99. I am so moved and touched. I don’t even know the specific words or message that did it, I just feel deeply & profoundly impacted. I feel so seen, and granted permission to feel, struggle, grow and wonder. Hugs!!!!

  100. Maria Ramirez

    Hi Marie! Thank you so much for introducing Colleen to us. It’s so conforting to see life from the wonderful perspective of “being enough” and then becoming aware of your talents and blessings and then finding a way to share them with the world. It’s a perspective that comes from a place of abundance rather than not feeling “good enough” and “striving”, which seems to me come from a place of lack.

  101. Wow, that was beautiful. We ARE enough. We need to feel it deep down in our bones and once we do, suffering seems to fall away. All of the things we’re striving for are impermanent and we may only have this one life. A wonderful reminder to live each moment to the full. Savour each moment, good or bad because it won’t be here forever. Thank you xxxx

  102. Hi Marie – that was great, thank you! I love the word enough too. I like to tell my hypnosis clients that they “are enough, have enough, and do enough!” Some times i add phrases like “there is enough money, enough time, enough love.”
    I too have a yoga instructor that I adore and feel completely connected to spiritually. She has a movement called Fierce Kindness.
    Thanks again!
    ps – any chance you can move the comment box to the top of the comments?

  103. Jasmine

    It’s so amazing how we isolate ourselves with worry, with fear, with sadness and yet we are all feeling the same at some point or another. We all just want love, don’t we.
    I really love the idea of shedding that armor. I feel like that armor is the worry, the fear and the sadness. That hardness as it starts out in the Buddhist meditation she read. We all have it and we are enough in every moment that we need to let it go and allow the world to see us as we are.
    Embracing each moment whatever it holds for us because it will pass. It is impermanent.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Yes, Jasmine. We’re really never alone in how we’re feeling — such an amazing thing to realize.

  104. Shirley

    I sincerely wanted to thank you both for this post. I’m forty and I’ve heard that I’m enough before. But no one has quite made me fully listen to those two simple words. I’m a licensed acupuncturist and registered nurse. I truly believe in the miracles of serving others. I’m also quite the worrier- working on being a warrior instead.

  105. Thank you for this tender interview with Colleen Saidman, Marie!

    It resonated the importance of continuing our ever deepening journey into our inner, most vulnerable, yet preciously sustaining internal depths – to find true freedom.

  106. Perfect timing, I needed this today.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Happy to hear that, Kirsten. Hope you have a lovely rest of the day 🙂

  107. Milagros Yanes

    Wow! What a great video! God works in mysterious yet amazing ways. I just spent the entire weekend overwhelmed, exhausted and complaining about how I don’t spend much time with my children because I work full time, go to school at nights and trying to open my own business. I’ve been doing this non-stop for 18 months and have about 8 classes left to finish. I’ve been feeling guilty and not enjoying the journey because it is just so much to do. I decided to take a break from school in the summer and spend as much time with my children. All the education and businesses and other things can wait, but my children being small and needing me will only last a short time.
    Great video to reaffirm and help us redirect our efforts to what truly matters. LOVE matters, my service is a home.
    Peace!
    P.S. Marie: You and your team rock! You have helped me change for the better : )

  108. Leslie

    To Marie and Colleen:
    Gratitude!

  109. Natalia Levey

    It it through hearing such inspirational people speak do I find courage to move forward with my work.
    Once after the Deepak Chopra lecture (I felt pretty lost at that time) the following came to me:
    I am love
    I am health
    I am energy
    I am wealth
    I am the Universe
    I truly can relate to Colleen’s fears of feeling inadequate to teach, or to write. Yet every day I keep pushing through my own fears, sometimes being fully paralyzed. School has been a tremendous experience, and I’ve made a decision to never give up or quit. Simple as that. 🙂

    • Really special. Good work Marie. This episode touched me, even more than usual. I’ll be looking out for the book 🙂

  110. Hi Marie. This was a great video. I felt an authenticity in the author’s voice and her stories. Like Colleen said, service can really free us from over involvement with self and help let the love in. Good stuff! – Therese

  111. Ariana

    [FYI, I have not read any of the comments or the exercise were supposed to do yet!]
    I had promised myself not to comment anymore…
    But I felt I had to, specially after I had a conversation with a dear friend of mine about this exact same point. I called her after I saw a dream. She said she’s hearing that “something is lacking in my life” I was first surprised because I haven’t been as happy and spiritually calm as I am lately in a long time but after a few more questions, the truth in the form of tears came out! Believe me when I say, I have so much love in my heart that I can’t even hate my enemies! But it turned out I don’t love myself! I sort of knew this because I avoid looking in the mirror; when I apply makeup, I just look at what and where I’m putting makeup and leave. When I do look, I don’t see what others tell me they see, “a beautiful woman” but I …. (Sorry! Can’t even say the word!)
    My friend advised me to look myself in the mirror everyday and tell myself how beautiful I am and how much I’m loved, I will confess I haven’t done it today and I start crying whenever I even think about doing that!

    One last thing; regarding the first part in the video when they say someone has to stand up and speak the truth! So this is my truth and whenever I try to stand up I always feel it falls in deaf ears! Then I feel defeated. I try hard not to care what people think but we’re only human! Right?!

  112. Thea Pretorius

    My life needs me to get out of my comfort zone that is abusive and start MY business. Thanks for your love….

  113. I admire people who overcome an addiction. Service is what makes us happy for sure. I have such beautiful life, I can only be grateful for it. I am handicapped, but having this handicap brought me to the hospital for 6 months as a toddler, and gave me the ability to connect and communicate with people. So I am so grateful for it too.
    I thank you Colleen and Marie for such a beautiful moment you shared with us.
    love
    Ariane

  114. Hi Marie,
    this is brilliant! I loved everything about this interview especially the last quote!

    I’m going to share this now!! 🙂

    Thank you Marie!

    Love and light,

    Fiona

  115. Wonderful interview. Thanks so much to both of you!

  116. Wow! Powerful lesson in a life long struggle of enjoying the process and feeling worthy even if goals/targets aren’t reached. So needs this one today!! Thank you!!

  117. When Colleen read the words she says at the end of the yoga class, I was finally able again to be a ‘yes’, and i went through everything she asked me to do while she was reading it.

    This episodes comes at a very timely manner (like everything, really, when we are open to see). Yesterday was my first hot yoga class. While I had tried yoga before (the most effective were Josh Pais’ yoga elements from his workshops), for some reason yesterday’s class was very trying for me. The heat, the non-prepared, the hot/chill experience after that. But in the morning I woke up with a new body, literally lost a lot of the water that I was retaining (had no idea), my joints are new, flexible, my muscles are tender – that tenderness that makes you go again.

    So, the part of my body… I can’t isolate. The body is a whole, so my body needs attention. And when I listen to it, it makes me happy. Miraculous transformations are only up to it, but I have to listen. So that is what I plan to do.

  118. Sherry

    Years ago, I decided to try yoga for the first time. I was (and am) self-conscious about my body — never mind that I weighed a good 75+ pounds less back then! You’d think I’d be more self-conscious NOW, but I’ve found it doesn’t matter what size I am, 150 or 250, I’m still self-conscious about my body. At any rate, back then I tried it in the privacy of my own home with a wonderful yoga DVD (Ali MacGraw’s) with a beautiful setting and the most peaceful lovely instructors and students.

    At some point during that first time session, I listened to Erich Schiffman telling me to soften all my muscles (even my eye muscles, which after he mentioned them, it suddenly dawned on me that I had been holding them shut more tightly than I thought). After I managed to soften all the muscles in my face I remember feeling like I was FINALLY letting go of all tension. I felt this sudden, amazing sense of joy and calm and energy, and I started crying and laughing, it felt so wonderful. I had always pushed and pushed myself to work out hard, I suppose almost punishing myself for what I considered to be flaws and fat and ugliness. I never imagined that yoga would turn out to be a more beneficial “workout.”

    There really is something to it. Even on days when I’m feeling completely out of balance and falling over and can’t for the life of me hold a decent pose, I know that yoga brings me a centeredness that I don’t get with any other type of workout. It seems cheesy and clichéd, but it’s true.

    And I do believe that if I’m going to find true connection to my body and rid myself of my body/self-esteem issues once and for all, yoga is going to be one of those tools to help me get there.

    What needs more attention, more love, more presence? My entire body, mind and spirit.

    It’s been over a year since I’ve worked out regularly, or at all, really. I stopped because I was too overwhelmed while I finished the final work for my new college degree, but even after I graduated last year I found myself avoiding getting back into the routine of exercise — I kept pushing it off because I was concentrating on other things. First it was dealing with some personal stuff and going to therapy, then it was getting a new job, then it was getting used to the new job and learning the ropes, then it was moving into a new apartment and unpacking and dealing with the chaos of all my stuff having been in storage for years while I went back to school… there was always something else that took precedence.

    Those things WERE important and I don’t apologize for making the choice to focus on those projects first. However… now that things are settling down, and I’m more settled into my apartment and my job, I can FEEL the disconnect with my body, I can FEEL how long it’s been since I took care of myself inside and out, I can FEEL how “unwell” and uncomfortable I am in my skin right now, and I can FEEL that it’s time to reconnect and regain energy. It’s time.

    I was very inspired by this entire conversation you had with Colleen, with all the quotes you discussed, the stories that moved you most, all of it inspired me. I even bookmarked this one, because I want to watch it again. (Then again, I bookmark a lot of your MarieTV videos. They’re ALL good. *GRIN*)

    Thank you for reminding me to take care of myself. It’s something that always seems to get pushed to the wayside as if it’s — as if I’M — not important enough. I need to work on reminding myself that I AM already enough, and honor that by paying more attention and more care to myself in the moment. It’s such a tough thing to do when you’ve spent all your life doing the opposite. But I’m going to do everything I can to do better.

    P.S. Marie, did I see Josh on an episode “Younger” last week? I was all, “Hey! That’s Marie’s beloved! I think that’s him. I’m pretty sure that’s him. Cool!” And then, “Hey, I might be misreading the scene, but his character on the show is a little bit creepy.” LOL. 😀

    • Sherry

      P.S. again. Josh was on “Younger” again tonight! I wish they gave him more to do. It’s fun seeing him on screen.

      Just like it was fun coming across you teaching a workout routine on Youtube! That was such a kick, Marie. It looked fun. Made me want to get up and join in. You have such talent; it really shines through in all that you do.

  119. This interview was beautiful and so touching. Thank you so much for creating it and sharing Colleen’s wisdom, grace and beauty. The area I need to pay more attention to is my service to others. I am struggling with some of the people I am working with and this has reminded me that giving service without wanting anything in return is what will bring me peace right now xxx

  120. Kelly Powers

    Thank you! Namaste

  121. I love this video! Just what I needed! 🙂 Even after B-school, which I participated for the first time this year, I still need to be reminded of the 4 P´s. Thanks Marie! 🙂 <3

  122. I have experienced a few days in the past couple years where I felt the kind of peace Marie describes at the end of her yoga practice. I experience moments of it fairly often (usually after my own yoga or consciousness practices), but to sit in that space for a whole day is so other-worldly, warming and expansive. Things don’t bother me that normally would, I’m not worried about the people around me or myself, I am calm, spacious, allowing, and free.

    I would like to bring more of this into my life. That is my heart’s goal and desire.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely video. So many parts hit home for me. Looking forward to reading her book! <3

  123. A beautiful message tucked into a beautiful conversation between two beautiful, radiant and authentic women.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Kristin - Team Forleo

      Deb, so happy to hear you enjoyed it 🙂

  124. This was amazing. I cannot wait to go to Yoga Shanti this summer in the Hamptons! You are Enough. This is so simple yet so powerful. I suffered from an eating disorder for years because I was a nationally competitive gymnast — in that sport, you’re constantly told that you are not enough, what you did was not perfect (of course it’s not, because nothing ever is), and because of that, we believe this mentality that we are then always “failing”.

    I’m super grateful that I am now able to look back and see the damage that I was doing to my mind and body by believing that I constantly had to be perfect in everything I did in order to feel value.

    Thank you, Colleen – and thank you Marie <3

  125. Wow, interesting video. Confidence is everything I guess. And how do we get this magical ingredient? I guess by doing and making mistakes and learning. I can’t think of any other way. Great interview with Colleen. Thanks for sharing.

  126. Michele

    What a really beautiful interview and a very special woman. She exudes inner peace. ‘Allow beauty and sadness to touch you’ is such wise advice. For me this is all linked to observing life. Just taking a step back and observing and accepting life for what it is and loving yourself – body and soul just for being. it’s really hard but brings you peace when occasionally you achieve it. I loved her meditation. I know I’m going to listen to that over and over. I just automatically shut my eyes and went into meditation mind-set. She has a voice that lulls and sooths. Thank you for sharing Marie. .

  127. Peggy

    I don’t know where to begin… This video left me sobbing and I don’t know why! I’ve been struggling for years now to figure out… what is my true calling, why I can’t seem to move forward in building my business (I know WHAT to do, but I don’t do it), why can’t I get organized, why I can never get enough sleep, no matter how much sleep I get. My husband and I are on the brink of bankruptcy and yet I’ve been figuratively paralyzed with immobility, while my brain never takes a rest. I’ve heard the expression “you are enough” before, and thought I believed it…. Perhaps I don’t. I’m even hesitant to post this, for fear of exposing my weak self. Maybe if I do, I’ll finally be able to believe it. So here goes…

    • Kristin - Team Forleo

      Peggy,

      Thank you for having the courage to put yourself out there and share your story with others. The truth is, you ARE enough. I hope you find a way to let those words settle in and feel honest amidst the trying times. xo

  128. Wow I really loved this. I’ve just hit a couple of days of feeling so uncomfortable in my own skin that it feels almost unbearable. I feel so unworthy and not good enough for anything since I have put on weight. Whenever I see myself in the mirror or a photo it is like my heart sinks. However, it is impertinent and my attachment to looking a certain way it what causes my disease. I think that Buddhist meditation is in order for me.

  129. You know what’s incredible about you Marie and this video in particular? You actually help us experience what you’re teaching right then and there in the video…you know what I mean?

    The message was about presence and peace and that’s exactly what I felt through your & Colleen’s words, your interaction. So beautiful. I know there’s a lot of preparation that goes into your videos but I truly feel there’s a lot of heart & zen preparation that goes into everything you do too. So blessed. So connected. Thank you…xx

  130. Suresh Patel

    Colleen is an unusual woman.I am not a religious person but I have great respect for the Catholic religion. It is perhaps the most rational religion in the world. In India boys are allowed in convent schools and nearly all the convent schools are run by the Catholic nuns.All of them are Portuguese.Three years of my high school were spent in one of the convent schools. I found the nuns to be very sincere and dedicated. They can change lives. Nearly all my heroes are philosophers and one of them is St. Thomas Aquinas. This genius took Aristotle’s philosophy and reconciled it with the Catholic religion. The results: Renaissance in Europe.

  131. This was a gift of perfect timing. I’m still struggling with the loss of my mom to cancer 7 years ago and feeling I should be stronger, healthier, at peace, over the grief and working so hard to keep her memory alive, help others somehow through sharing our experiences… Frustrated with feeling stuck and doubt… Maybe the issue has been not feeling I’m enough. Not sure who or how I can really help others when I’m still needing help myself. What I’m sure of is staying at it, not quitting, believe in my purpose as it unfolds in my awareness and I will get there eventually. Somehow I’m still afraid of failing my mom if I don’t make beauty from the ashes. I didn’t save her but maybe sharing my story and being a vehicle for others to share their story will save lives. Am I rambling… I want to feel peace. I want to think positive. I want to be fearless. I want to believe I am enough.

    Thank you Lovelies for sharing your story. I feel you. The pain and beauty. It’s all life, so precious.

    Marie you are my new best friend. I love and appreciate you. My frequency attracted me to you so I can hear these messages that are spot on target. Thank you for your courage and service.

    xoxox
    Blessings joy and health
    Michelle aka The Comfy Mom

    • Oh Michelle, you’re words really hit a spot near my heart for many reasons. I’m so sorry about losing your dear mom, and am truly touched by how you are trying to turn your experience into something positive and uplifting for others. Please know that sometimes those who have the biggest impact with helping others are those who are struggling themselves. I’ve witnessed this many a time. I hope you keep taking little steps, whilst being gentle and kind to yourself, to share with the world and yourself that unique gift you have. x

      • Thank you Naomi. I appreciate your encouraging words. I will continue taking those steps every day. I believe in my purpose and I have faith that I will know what to do at the right time and will have the courage and creativity to make it happen.

        Blessings joy and health xoxoxo
        Michelle

        • Chelsea - Team Forleo

          Michelle, I’m so sorry about your mom. Your vulnerability is a beautiful thing, and we so feel you right back. I’m glad you saw this episode with Colleen and hope you feel free to use that practice shared at the end as a tool — as a way for investigating and allowing things to come up.

          I love what Naomi shared around being gentle and kind to yourself too — that really is the thing ALL of us can improve on always, and maybe that’s also how you keep your mom’s presence close. I love the idea that motherhood reminds us to be gentle and kind to ourselves, especially in tumultuous times, and reminds us of our strength and courage.

          We’re so grateful to have you here in this beautiful community, tuning in and reaching for what’s in your heart. You are on your path, even though it may feel a bit wander-y at times, and yes…

          You are so enough.

  132. Oh GoodGoddess,

    Thank you so much Ladies!
    “The stuff that’s changing all around us.”

    I got to cry about my Son moving out today and
    I got the balls to lean into my Rap career…lol!

    Thank again, that was such an insightful, authentic message!

  133. Thank you so much for such a moving, inspiring and humbling episode.

    Colleen is such a brave woman!

    I am specially gratefull for the meditation.
    It touched my heart and soul instantly. I felt her holding my hand as I faced my fears, my rage, my sadness and my capacity to let go.

    <3

    Love you Marie!

    • I too felt so moved by the meditation. Wowsers, what an episode huh!

  134. Wow I could really see how much of an effect Colleen has as a teacher to Marie. Marie looked like she wanted to cry most of the interview. So beautiful and touching and love to see an interview like this. Peace and light, Alethea

    • Isn’t it just beautiful witnessing such a connection without even physically being in the room!

  135. Dang! I just adore that acknowledgement that everything we’re striving so hard for, or worrying about, or breaking our asses to achieve IS impermanent. Whoosh! And it’s gone.

    We spend so much energy on what which can be blown away in an instant. But maybe, like a sand mandala, that’s the point. To be in the process of creating. To find connection to the Eternal by engaging in the creation of something that is transitory.

    We as entrepreneurs are always told to focus so much on the What and the Why. But the path, the permanent is in the How. How much love, presence, awareness, peace can we bring to doing the What and living the Why.

  136. I love this interview so much. “I am enough” is so powerful… and having someone believe in you and push you, so powerful. This is partly why I love my job so much – supporting them as they realise they are more than enough – so rewarding. Witnessing that empowerment, indescribable. Thank you for another incredible episode Marie and team. x PS. After possibly breaking my toe this week, the part I’m going to give more attention, is just overall rest and relaxation. I’m taking the hint – time to slow down! x

  137. Christine

    Thank you for this video. I am a huge yoga and Marie Forleo fan. I have a question. If I am enough, why am I such a crappy organizer? I have plenty of love and encouragement for all who need it. I volunteer. I do lots of great things but I cannot organize my space/time/papers. Why? I am relatively bright, extremely positive and yet I can’t find stuff when I need it. Or I’m tardy because I misjudged the time it would take to do this or that. You have graciously answered so many questions in your videos, perhaps you can help with this. Peace & Love, Christine

  138. As every Tuesday is “study” day for me, since my life coaching training started several years ago, today’s episode of one of my favorite teachers aired on the web, I was inspired by the simplicity and profoundness of the ideas presented.
    I’ve been trying to expand my coaching practice, by taking loving care of all aspects: clients, webpage, messages, easy booking, etc. But probably leaving behind a tiny but crucial aspect: my self-confidence.
    I’m originally from Venezuela, a wonderful country that provides enough challenges to make its nationals creative, tenacious, resilient and gregarious. Besides those qualities I share with my conationals, I’m legally blind, over 50 and not proficient enough in the English language, at least, by my own standards. The fact was that I felt I won’t be able to attract clients from the Anglo culture, and this realization filled me with fear.
    But as I hear today’s Marie Forleo interview to Coleen, I realized, my supposed “weaknesses” make me who I am. I’m enough: an accomplish person on all my current and future endeavors. That my fear was only an artificial fence around myself and my story, preventing me to reach out, to inspire others, and most importantly, to serve others as it’s my goal as a person.
    I’m so grateful for the inspiration, the examples from Coleen’s life and of course, to Marie for sharing such great information with openness and authenticity.

  139. “I am enough.” It reminds me so much of Brené Brown’s Ted Talk on vulnerability. EVERYBODY should youtube it, if they haven’t already. So insightful.

    • Sherry

      One of the best TED talks ever. I love Brené Brown’s talks! So inspiring. They get to the core of my “stuff” that I need to keep working on.

  140. I’m sitting here watching this engrossed and grateful. I’ve been humming along, trying to break free from the chains that hold me down, working on building something for myself so I can be free. But lately…bam! Stuck. Tried. Drawn.

    I even watched this video feeling tired and burned out, not feeling it’s message. But somehow Colleen and her words seeped in whether I realized it or not. I started tearing up, and didn’t know why. But now I do.

    My heart is suddenly in Sag Harbor. It’s where I laid my parents ashes out in Little Peconic Bay almost 5 years ago. So much is happening around me. I fear it will all slip away before I find my freedom.

    Thanks, Marie. 🙂

    • Debbie, I was scrolling through the comments and I was drawn to your heart in Sag Harbor. Words are always difficult to find regarding losses like the ones you experienced especially when the wounds are still so fresh. But I am sorry for your losses and what trials must have surrounded you at that time.
      What you said reminded me of a feeling I am currently experiencing, The feeling of everything slipping away before you “find your freedom.” I can’t help but wonder if you watched Marie’s episode on stopping self sabotage: http://www.marieforleo.com/2015/04/self-sabotage (cut & paste)? Here she speaks about “the upper limit problem” It was an episode that has changed and is changing my life. In it, she recommends the book by Gay Hendricks – “The Big Leap”. It is a MUST read! In my opinion it is mind blowing! This book helped me understand that these fears will come, why they come and what to do when they arrive.
      I’m no Marie Forleo or Team but I am routing for you big time Debi! I hope that episode and the book helps you – I truly do.

  141. giri

    Dear Marie,

    There are times when all you can do in response is smile, cry, reach out for a hug and mumble thanks – a-l-l at the same time. It was like this for me listening to you and Colleen today. Hug, giri

  142. This episode had so many gems; thank you Marie and Colleen. I have the good fortune to be a yoga teacher and there was so much that resonated. I still have l flashes of disbelief and nervousness when I teach, five years on! As a mom I am trying to accept the limitations that come with parenthood and turn them into opportunities. Despite my antsy-ness to “get on with things” outside of caring for a young child, none of it matters. As my daughter grows I am having the stark realisation that my child isn’t even “mine” and it’s scary and liberating. None of it matters; not in a sad, heavy way, but lightly, freely. This is where I am with things right now, where I continue to work: less clinging, more releasing.

  143. Staci J

    Loved this. Working through so much of the switch from fear to love, and this context was tender and hit home. Thank you.

    I need to bring attention and love to time management so I can be more present and not rushed….less procrastinating and hurried life because I do not give myself reasonable timeframes to complete work. It seems so simple to write and a little less tender to be so pragmatic after this beautiful interview, but this is what I need in my life. Then, good time management and focus can bring me back to filling up with presence around my children and clients, and time for my personal practices of yoga and mindful eating.

    Thank you for the centering!

  144. Julie

    I love Marie TV and I wasn’t going to watch this episode today when I saw it was 20 minutes because I have so much to do. But within 30 seconds I knew that I needed to hear this!! Thank you! I was profoundly touched by this interview.

    On a more shallow note…. I can’t believe you know Rodney Yee!!!!! Wow!!

    • Kristin - Team Forleo

      So glad you took the time to watch it and it resonated with you, Julie!! 🙂

  145. Ruby

    Just beautiful. This has really touched me and made me want to go get ‘what are you going to do with this one precious life of yours’ tattooed somewhere on my body!
    Thank you for sharing your story Colleen

    • OOOOooooooh!! YES!
      All these issues are being unearthed from our hearts…. women sharing their stories will indeed heal the world. Keep them coming! Blessings of profound wisdom and showers of love. BLESS YOU o dear sisters for your beauty and vulnerability and profound spirit that keeps us together learning new ways to walk in the world.

  146. I really loved it watching this serie, you´re enough, so true, thank you for this deep and touching interview

  147. Liz

    Hi Marie,

    Thank you for this interview! It was such a pleasure to meet Colleen! I’ve been a yogi for years and have yet to discover her! The interview was so real and really touched me. I loved what Colleen said about women and telling our stories…that when a woman shares her story, the universe breaks open! Amen!

    Thank you for continuing to produce amazing shows week after week.
    Blessings,
    Liz

  148. Hi Marie,

    I too loved the interview with Colleen,, it was so good to really see who she is,, I admit I did have judgements about her, that it was probably easy for her to be a yoga teacher she is so beautiful and thin,,, didn’t think she had much depth.. boy was I wrong!!

  149. Recently I have felt like I am suffocating under an avalanche of problems, to do’s and stress and that I am only slowly chipping away the weight on my chest by tossing rocks off of it, picking away at my burdens one at a time. And the worst part is, my issues are not truly problems – most of them are self inflicted pressures and work or children related. Needless to say, I so badly needed this post. Thank you thank you!

    • Kristin - Team Forleo

      Emily, I think many of us can relate to that feeling. I’m SO glad this MarieTV episode was well-timed for you! xo

  150. Dear Marie,

    Thank you for once again giving me confidence in my own dream. I nearly gave up without even trying. I thought to myself, maybe this isn’t the right town for a Yoga studio and shop. I thought to myself, I am not cut out to be a yoga teacher, I am not even certified yet. I thought to myself, what the hell do I know about running a business and being unemployed where the heck would I get the money to do any of this ? I thought, I don’t trust myself and lack the confidence and stamina to do it so I should just go get a job in a craft shop and be cool with making peanuts. Should I make peanuts for a while ? This video really made me realize that I am good enough to go after what I truly want instead of infinitely dancing around it by means of excuses. What it boils down to is fear, well now I say fuck fear and go for exactly what I want.

    Thank you Marie and Colleen for giving me the exact right message at the exact right time. Bless you both !

    Namaste,
    Janyne A Golia
    aka
    Rebecca S Thompson on Facebook

  151. T

    On Thursday, I’m going for my drivers test portion, for the fourth time at 25 years old. For a long time I overcompensated my inabilities with work accomplishments, school & relationships so I always found a way around the fact that I couldn’t drive or go out with my friends out of embarrassment that I couldn’t drive. So when I failed the test the third time because at the end of the test I stoppped for 2 seconds and not 3 so the administrator failed me – I gave into the idea it wasn’t meant to be. It was literally the day before I was leaving for Europe for 3 weeks & I was devastated. But instead I rescheduled & the only day available was for June 4th. My “best friend” hounded me every chance she got about moving my test date but it didn’t feel right.
    All that to say, seeing this video before embarking on a cumbersome feat in my life has helped me realize that I am enough. Even when I pass or if I make a mistake that costs me my license again, I will still be enough. I will have tried & grow stronger because it is not who I am. So thank you. I will watch this each morning until my test & probably even after as a reminder that a love will always be bigger than any circumstance we worry over. If we find the love & service it, anything is possible.

    • Hells yeah we are enough!! I’m 24 and I’m only just starting to embrace who I am fully. I have also failed my drivers test four times! SO WHAT!! I eventually PASSED!! WOO! BUT I do regret not celebrating when I got my licence! When you get it… and you will!!! CELEBRATE!! 🙂 You have overcome something great! Its awesome & you should feel proud! I admire those who don’t give up. Therefor you are an inspiration! 🙂 Be happy and breath> you have got thisl! Just take it slow. xx

  152. It took me some time to really grasp and believe that I am enough and it is through my uniqueness that I add to the world. My struggles of finding and living my truth has been translated into music and as I also start a coaching business I keep this at the center of my message.

  153. Hi Marie

    I just wanted to say, you are doing some important work on this blog. Although I had heard your name pop-up a few times, it’s taken me a while to check you out, and I’m glad I did (thanks to the Lewis Howes interview). You are truly an inspiration, and I wish you great things.

    More specifically, thanks for introducing me to Colleen who also has such positive messages, and I’m now going to find out a little more about her.

    It’s a wonder I actually get any work done.

    Hammo

    PS: Your video’s are very well produced, kudos goes out to the video editor(s).

  154. Dear Marie,

    I live in Australia and recently subscribed to your weekly emails. I would love to have your show in Australia as I believe you are an inspiration to all. I find the time I spend with you in these moments (your show) very valuable and it brings me back to my purpose when things are tough in my Business.

    I have overcome obstacles, struggles and spent lots of money on trying to improve myself and my business. I am here to serve those who present before me and connect them with their life purpose, in a heart centred loving way. The problem is I struggle with valuing what I do. I feel this is holding me back and no allowing me to receive for the work that I do.

    Do you have any advice around self worth, valueing myself, as I think this maybe holding me back.

    I want to share my gifts with the world and I seem to attract people I can help very easily, however, I seem to jump in an fix or deliver and don’t receive payment. At the moment I am self funded and volunteer my time in the Community hoping that I can generate work this way.

    I think your amazing Marie and would love to hear your thoughts.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes

    Kerry x

  155. Wow. Thank you. “Who am I to write this?” This is something I grapple with every day. Colleen’s meditation was extraordinary. It cracked something open in me. There is a pain that has been there since I was a very young girl. It’s been a hard one to crack. And it has left me feeling that I am not enough. From the very depth of my soul…thank you Marie and Colleen. xx

  156. I hardly know what to say. It was a beautiful interview, warm and simple and profound. You were both so engaged with each other, it beamed out – straight to my heart (and my heart usually has to accept the meagre crumbs that my mind reluctantly gives it). I felt as if if I saw a different you, Marie, and I was deeply moved and grateful.

  157. Hi Marie; this was an awesome interview with a woman who has obviously live a whole life and is now living the ideals of yoga in her life her whole life. i thought it was not a surprise that the letter from mother teresa’s representative said now you are ready to serve the poorest of the poor and that it came at a time when she was ready to receive the blessings that would come from such service. there is an old saying about when the student is ready the teacher wil appear. however, the teacher doesn’t always have to be a formal educator. It can be an event or a person coming into your life. it can be an opportunity to humbly serve others like this was. glad to see she has become such an inspiration in a world that is always in short supply of them. take care, max

  158. Barbara

    The meditation/reading at the end really got me. We move so fast to give our lives meaning, make them count, and we forget how much we already have inside us all the time. We have what we need to feel whole and to love the people we love. Forcing ourselves to stop, to feel all the pain and truth and beauty of our lives can seem impossible or unimportant. Thank you for reminding me that it is possible.

  159. Thank you that was beautiful and in my opinion the best you’ve done yet. I’d like to know where I can get a copy of the words that Colleen read out on the final screen- I’d like to share them.

    thanks

    Katische

  160. Sheila

    WOW! Marie, you knocked this one out of the park. Have been following you for a couple months and always pick up a couple things….however this interview not only revealed Colleen’s struggles, success, and vulnerability…..but your empathy and sensitivity in your question asking that allowed her to ‘show up more’ which benefits all of us. We are all on quests and when open to the universe, we attract….however hearing your message(s), it encouragers that continual growth, encouragement, and acceptance. Perhaps the vulnerability allows whatever our ‘shame’ is…….to show up. We, then, can be lights………you message is a contagious flight.
    Thanks for being you…..or both of you! You made a difference to me today.

  161. WOW how beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your heart Colleen…
    It reminds me a bit of my own journey to IMAGE..int modeling, TV, to compassion and genuine love to help women become ll they were intended to be.

  162. Robin

    I’m not sure how this video came to me just at the time I was stirring up the fortitude to try yoga … again.

    The first and only time I ever went to a class, the teacher (the popular and renowned owner of the studio) came right up to me, leaned down, and said I wasn’t trying hard enough.

    Hey – I thought he was going to just shift my newbie position. Instead, he shifted me right out the door and crumpled my fragile yoga-ego. Ouch.

    I’ve already ordered Colleen’s book and I’m going to try again! Thanks for the boost! Great interview!

  163. We are all Spiratars made up of a duality of immortal spirit attached to a human body avatar. When the body dies within the bottle of the time and space parameters that govern the physical universe, then the spirit is released at eternity with a refreshed image reflecting the essence of its expired avatar. Hey, what will your eternity be like? You can do something about it in the here and now. Listen, a teacher will tell you how.

  164. Coming home tonight I immediately flipped the T.V to the Golden Girls to try to find laughter – a relief from this achingly sad and trying day today and turning on my computer in hopes of finding some good news amidst a feeling of despair and a heart tied in knots. My Girls Golden played behind me while I skimmed eagerly for something good in my inbox. Little did I know that the good news email I was searching for wasn’t the same as the good news email that I needed and it arrived in my inbox in the name of Marie Forleo.

    Upon watching this the knots in my heart were soothed and the tension was eased – I could breathe again. I identified my anger and acknowledged it. And I sat with my sadness. I was no longer angry of what I could not become for this day or what others could not become for me. Instead I accept that I was enough for it. And so was everyone who surrounded me. My Girls are still playing in the background but now I can laugh with a heart that is much lighter.

    I know this was geared to the many, many women in the audience. But we men benefit from this too – as you well know. As quiet as it may be kept. So many of us need to know that we too are enough. Thank you again Marie and Team!

    From my now tranquil heart to yours,
    Charles D.

  165. Love how the usually perceived “separate” worlds come together in Colleen’s life to make the wholeness – fashion modeling, working with Mother Theresa, Catholicism, Yoga… It just shows how being open is the key to grow and expand…

    The fear of being rejected for who we are… for being “enough” is hard to work through. We fear that if we claim “I am enough” we will lose the approval of those who have become our support system.

    And yet, there is nothing more important in life than to embrace this truth – that fear of being enough is one lesson we need to unlearn in order to find joy and purpose we are created for.

    Thanks Marie and Colleen for being such bright lights in our world! Inspiring and empowering…

    I’m looking forward to reading the book!

    With huge gratitude…

  166. Rosie

    Thank you so very much! Beautiful words of direction. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I feel overwhelmed most of the time, often productive but still have tons to do. Life is passing quickly my children are growing so fast and I seem to be on auto pilot . I want to stop but I feel there will be more catching up to do. This interview put it all in prospective. “I am enough” I’m picking up Colleens book and I can’t wait to learn more. Just recently I’ve been “presented” with an opportunity to start my own business! I had incredible encouragement support and start up help from a brand new client! I needed to take that leap of faith. Thank you Marie! I LOVE your “”TV”!!!

  167. Thank you Marie for this opportunity to get to know Colleen.
    I have followed Rodney Yee for about 15 years no I think, via Gaiam DVDs and TV, as I live in Australia. After today’s Marie TV, I will add attending one of Colleen’s live Yoga classes to my bucket list 🙂
    Take care and bye for now
    Tahlene xx

  168. hi marie,

    this was so inspiring, thank you SO much.
    Being a yogaTeacher myself I could SO relate to everything what Colleen said, especially overcoming the fear of teaching…. showing up …. not in a role like in my jobs before but as ME, something totally different, new and scary AND exiting at the same time….
    Colleen did refer to a song from Jason…? Could you help how to find this?

    Thanks again for all you DO and ARE,
    you are a constant source of inspiration for me,

    Susanne

  169. Carol Prendergast

    Hi Marie, loved this episode. Yoga is brilliant, I have been doing it for years too, the benefits to health, mind and spirit are valuable
    Colleen is humble and gorgeous

  170. regina islas

    …and this is why I’ve been watching MarieTV for the past few years…beautiful. Namaste everyone blessed one of us. Read some of the book on Amazon, reads like a dream, good shots of the asanas-what a gift to us all!

    Thanks Marie & Team Forleo for an another outstanding piece! xoxoR

  171. Gosh so needed to hear those little words right now. Not even one year in to our ecourses and having spectacular results but I am constantly trying to improve, capitalise, not miss out while we are on a roll, reduce tax, sooooo much to do, getting so caught up, wearing me ragged. Yes ladies. I am enough. (Sigh of relief). Thankyou.

  172. Wow, what a moving episode. Thank you team 🙂 I felt myself tear up on a few occasions. I am touched by the openness you and your guests share with us Marie. I am so looking forward to the day when I love what I do as much as you do. MarieTV is my go to place to keep me on my path.

  173. Hi Marie,

    This is the first time I have commented on a post though I have been watching your amazing gifts in video form for quite a while now. I feel really compelled to say a huge thank you for today’s episode. It moved me in a way I cannot explain and found myself tearing up several times. You both expressed such beauty, rawness, authenticity and emotion. It was so powerful. Huge graituude and love.

    Taziri x

    • Kristin - Team Forleo

      Taziri, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind comment and add your voice to the conversation! xo

  174. This was my favorite episode ever! Colleen is so genuine, I can easily see why you look forward to her classes! Thank you both for sharing

  175. Such a beautiful interview. Colleen’s energy is so peaceful and graceful.

    I love what she said about ‘dancing with a limp’ is beautiful and dancing without a limp is beautiful. We’ve got to realize that our stories of pain and overcoming can minister healing and life to others. We don’t have to be perfect to start our journey of service.

    There’s a scripture that says, “we overcome by the word of our testimony.’ So testify your truth and share your story! 🙂

  176. alis

    Bravo – best interview ever, anywhere. Deep, deep appreciation for this.

  177. Sarah

    I also cried watching this and felt many parallels between Colleen and myself. I think Coleen touched the fear we all hold inside us about not being good enough, being afraid to be who we are, wishing that we were somehow ‘better’, letting go, finding self-acceptance.

    I also feel confused still by working out how much to put into things. Like when is enough, enough?

    If it is only transitory, what makes us keep striving?

    I think this was hands-down the most powerful Marie TV episode I’ve seen.

    Thank you so much both of you. I love that this exists and puts into words how I feel and how clearly so many other people feel.

    We are not alone 🙂

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for your beautiful insights, Sarah. We are enough and we’re not alone. 🙂

  178. Shirley

    I really loved this interview. It touched home with me. Thank you!

  179. Great interview, Marie! Beautiful story of how it is possible to visibly and vocally emerge and grow from messy places.

  180. Such an inspiring interview. For me, I’m just trying to work on being present daily. I have such a hectic schedule between work, my three children, husband, and trying build a business most days I feel like I’m just going through the motions. Mindlessly checking (or not checking) tasks off a list just to make it through the day. It doesn’t feel much like LIVING. Just existing. Which is difficult, because one of the main reasons that I’m working so hard to build this business is to be able to have the freedom to have a lifestyle that allows me to be more present with my children and husband. It feels like I have so much going on that I’m not doing any one thing very good.

    A couple things I’ve realized: I’m not good at multitasking and that’s okay. As I said, doing a million things at once doesn’t allow me to do any thing really good. Also, I’ve heard before that how you approach or handle one area of your life is how you will handle everything. Meaning you can be an sub par employee and think you’ll be a rockstar entrepreneur. This goes back to what–as I’m writing this out–is a common theme that I really need to focus on one thing at a time, doing that thing well, and knowing that is enough for the day. And finally, I need to find a way to be present or I will like Colleen said, realize I’ve slept through this life and that is my greatest fear. I’m just trying to figure out my way through the daily busyness of life to be present. I think if I can master that, the rest will fall into place.

    Oh! And I loved the part about worry, I’m a chronic worrier and suffer from anxiety. It is something I struggle with as well. Thank you for sharing the Mark Twain quote. I also found comfort in the part about “What is it all for?” I reference the book of Ecclesiastes frequently when I’m in the midst of feeling lost and overwhelmed and this reminded me of the lessons taught there.

    XOXO – Tyshia

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      There’s so much truth in everything you shared, Tyshia. Marie is an advocate of trying to be fully present in each moment. I think so many of us (myself included!) think multi-tasking always sounds like a great idea, then at the end of the day, we realize that we were trying to do so many things that we didn’t do the one important thing. I have to remind myself of another one of Marie’s sayings: “You CAN do it all. Just not all at once.” It sounds like you’re on a good path and you’re sharpening your “being present in the moment” skills.

  181. The meditation on fear really touched me. I could follow each level going deeper, which connects to that idea of impermanence and why am I working so hard and what if none of it matters … then back to the quote on a life full of difficulties, so many of which never happened. All that fear, all that worry is doing nothing but stealing from the present moment. That beautiful moment we each have access to constantly.

    Thank you, Marie. Thank you, Colleen.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So true, Charlene! I love what you said, “All that fear, all that worry is doing nothing but stealing from the present moment.” That’s the perfect way to put it.

  182. Chrys G.

    Loved this episode, Marie! Thank you so much for sharing Colleen’s insights with us. Inspiring, moving, brilliant. Thank you!

  183. ann

    So very true ,,and yes touched my heart so deeply ,,we truly do come into our truth when we Share our true feelings ,,,this journey may not be easy but truly if we were handed everything without a bit of struggle or the need to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone would we ever find our strengths,,
    I surrender to those moments where we say” i just cant do this anymore” ,,”,i cant go on “,,,and in that moment as if our prayer is heard we find a new way or a new way finds us and some part of us does let go and we surrender,,,

  184. Tal

    I loved this so much. For the past week, I’ve been feeling very unworthy and upset with myself and my life. I came to this site for inspiration since Marie’s videos always get me pumped up, and wow did I find it in this video. The final meditation brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely beautiful.

    I think the area I need to bring the most attention, presence and love is in my job search. I have been out of work for a couple of years now, and I’ve been so mean to myself about it. I beat myself up, feeling worthless and stupid. It destroys my confidence and I’m pretty sure it’s probably the reason why I don’t see ANY job that is right for me. At this point, the perfect job could be right under my nose and I’d be too unmotivated to even see it. I need to be more compassionate with myself here. More love, attention, and presence. Holding that safe space for myself. I need it. Thank you for this huge reminder.

    (PS – I would love to find a yoga teacher as genuine and inspiring as Colleen. I wish more yoga teachers could be like her.)

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s definitely a tough place to be, Tal. We’re sending lots of love your way and have our fingers crossed that you’ll find that perfect job and be compassionate with yourself in the meantime. Everyone’s path is different and everyone’s journey is valid.

  185. serena

    Well, that interview worked. I just bought the book. This reinforces the truth that we all have something of value to contribute. Thank you, Marie, for making an impact on all of us. 🙂
    XOXO!

  186. Wow! I’m in tears right now. It moved me so much. I think the biggest thing that could use a little more love in my life right now is my relationship with my partner. We’ve been so stressed and anxiety-ridden lately about some pretty major life situations – him in big transition and trying to find a stable, positive job that isn’t soul-sucking the life out of him and me starting a business and applying to nursing schools – that we (mostly I) have been at each other’s throats lately, taking our stress out onto the other person. He’s such a loving, kindred-spirit, sensitive and insightful man – the very qualities in the beginning that brought us closer and caused me to fall in love with him, and now I’m so consumed by my worries about our futures, that I’m catching myself pushing him away instead of turning to him and our relationship with tenderness. So thank you! My plans for the day coincidentally fell through so now I have some time to settle down, sit with this wisdom and reflect. Namaste Marie and Colleen…xo

    • America

      Hi Jennifer,

      I wish you the best of luck and that you get into your desired choice of nursing school. I recall how frustrated I was when I was applying to the different schools. If you have questions about nursing, message me. Btw, I think you have chosen a great profession. You can do so much with the degree. Yes! relationship can suck so much out of us. You are not alone. I hope you and your partner can work things through and feel that happiness you had felt when you both started dating .Cheers to love and happiness!!

      • America,

        I appreciate your response and I’d love to connect to hear more about your journey through the nursing school process. You can reach out to me via the little box on the upper right hand corner and private message me if you wish. In the meantime, thank you for the encouragement, it helped me a lot on that day…to know people you’ve never met are cheering you on….it’s heart warming. Cheers to love and happiness to you as well, my friend!! 🙂

  187. The passage that Colleen narrated about fear struck me deep. I am a worrier of regrets. I constantly ask myself: “Should I do this or this? Will I regret not doing X when I’m older?”

    Even at the ripe age of 23, I live with regret. But now, I’m learning to let go of it and live life in the moment. Yoga, meditation and journaling has helped me live a better life without regret. I can’t wait to read this book!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      I’m so glad yoga, meditation, and journaling are helping you live in the moment and let go of worry and regret. You have so much life ahead of you and so much time for beautiful adventures and experiences to happen. 🙂

  188. Maureen Cioni

    Beautiful interview, moved me to tears.
    I’ve been wandering around know I need to make some major changes in my life, my work and my health but afraid to let go of what I’m doing now that isn’t even working. Your interview showed me that I need to move forward and I probably won’t fall apart when I figure out what my steps are away from my life as it is now.
    Thank you!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      One of my favorite quotes of Marie’s is “Whatever you resist will persist and grow stronger.” Change can be scary because it tosses us out of our comfort zone, but it sounds like the more you resist change, the more you realize it needs to happen. Follow your heart; it doesn’t lead you astray. You got this. 🙂

      • Maureen Cioni

        Thank you Mandy,
        I’m beginning to see how true that is. 🙂

  189. Mireya Wessolossky

    Love this episode. Thank you Marie for bringing Collen over. I was fill with love and connection which is beyond our self. Wonderful interview and touching story. Love, Mireya

  190. Karissa

    Tears streamed down my face for most of your interview. I don’t know why. I’m trusting that whatever chord was struck, needed to be. Maybe I just need to be, period. Thank you.

  191. Oh Marie, this was THE MOST INCREDIBLE video interview.
    Tears flowing. It was so touching. Heart exploding.
    As a Yoga Teacher myself, I could connect to so, so much of this.
    Deeply inspirational.
    Thank you Marie.
    Thank you Colleen.
    Thank you, thank you.

  192. Thank you, thank you, thank you Marie.
    That was a truly inspirational and deeply touching interview with the beautiful soul that is Colleen.
    What truly creative and touching women you both are and my heart was welling up just as much as my eyes.
    I got so much from that…particularly the self acceptance that we so readily give to others and then fall short with ourselves.
    So nice to go inwards… I loved the meditation at the end!
    Bless!

  193. This was a really powerful video! I often come up against my own imposter syndrome and need to internalize the “you are enough” message.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yes, the “you are enough” message is one we would all do well to internalize. When we love ourselves, regardless of whatever perceived shortcomings we may have, we can allow ourselves to be happy and be more present for others.

  194. Thank you so much Marie and Colleen,

    this Video is so inspiring, I would like to go to India right now as well I am more willing to explore my meditatation and prayer as before,

    Thanks a lot
    Petra

  195. This was such a beautiful episode. Presence is something I’m working with a lot right now and it was wonderful to hear Colleen’s thoughts and experiences on being present and impermanence. Her spirit really shines through. x

  196. America

    It’s 5:42a.m. and I am so glad that I came across this video as I was going through my old emails. Loved this video! It has impacted me to go the extra step in pursuing my dream and to show more of myself this world. I am Enough! Thank you so much for the work that you do. You truly are an inspiration. God must have spent a little more time on you…The area that I am trying to work on is finding ways to maximize my potentials. I feel deeply that I have a lot to offer, but I do not know how to navigate and narrow it down to that niche because, I enjoy doing many things. Many people around me tell me to go into communications, but communications is so broad. Currently, I am holding a full-time job in the health field and it’s rewarding. However, I deeply sense there is more for me out there. Do you have any tips on how to navigate towards the path where I can use most of my skills/talents? Once again, thank you! You have brightened my morning.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s a really good question, America. When you’re passionate about multiple things and have a variety of skills, it’s hard to know if you should do something that allows you to use them all or something that allows you to hone some, but not others. Marie has a great episode of MarieTV that covers this topic: http://www.marieforleo.com/2011/08/combine-passions-or-choose-one/

      • america

        Thank you! I will watch it now. =)

  197. Amy

    I really enjoyed this, as I also feel so many times not enough. I just finished a yoga teacher training, with a unbelievable teacher. She helped me work on my authentic voice. My issues with not enough have impacted my life when I dont follow through with my dreams. Or I procrastinate or tell myself I dont have ability to teach yoga or follow my bliss. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

  198. What if we’d compete with each other for being innerly better! And brag about being an over-inner-achiever. Or a innerworkoholic. Thanks a lot for sharing that is possible.

  199. Wow! Thanks for the reminder. I co-direct a leadership camp for girls. Each year all the girls and staff choose a mantra/affirmation for our work together. Last summer, mine was, “I am enough”. I find it so centering & fulfilling.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s such a beautiful mantra and I’m so glad you were able to share it with your girls in the leadership camp, too. Knowing that they are enough can positively impact their lives and wellbeing for many years to come.

  200. Best episode ever!

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      So glad you loved this one, Emily!

  201. Bethany

    I love Colleen & Rodney’s yoga videos, so I was very excited to listen to this interview! There is so much wisdom here. My tears started to swell when you both talked about the transience of things. I believe that what we do today continues on in future generations. We don’t necessarily see how we touch people’s lives. But we really do in our own children’s and then our grandchildren’s and then our great grandchildren’s. Isn’t that the point of life? That our experience continues and the wisdom is carried on with the next generation? I don’t get too upset with a bad grade on my child’s test or some other minor problem that will disappear in 10 years. It’s the looking far ahead that puts those things in perspective and allows me to focus on what truly is important. My soul is eternal and won’t be transient… it will “be” for eternity. So I feed it love and beauty and awe… and I serve because it fills it with love. Mostly I try to follow Christ because I want my eternity to be a happy one. And I am reminded constantly how blessed I truly am. That is really peace.

  202. Bethany

    Colleen also mentioned guilt. Guilt is not something someone else gives you but an intuitiveness that your actions or thoughts are in reality hurting yourself or someone else. If we disregard what we are feeling, we aren’t truthful with ourselves. Maybe some guilt comes from a misguided teaching but usually when we really look at it, it is telling us that there needs to be a change. That it is not in line with truly loving each other.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Or truly loving ourselves. 🙂 Wonderful insights here, Bethany. Thanks for what you shared.

  203. Rhonda

    Hi Marie,

    Disappointed that you were 2 minutes and 40 seconds into the video before your guest’s face was even shown. Felt like it was more about you than about her. Sorry to be critical because I usually find your work to be helpful.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Hi Rhonda,

      The whole first minute of the video is an introduction to Colleen and the incredible work she’s done, and it’s typical for us to do an introduction of our guests on MarieTV before digging in with the conversation and interview. The reason why is that then everyone knows a bit about who the guest is and we can honor their work and accomplishments.

      Hope you enjoyed Colleen’s tremendous insight in this episode — she shares so many beautiful things.

  204. Hi Marie,

    I Loved the show with guest Colleen Saidman Yee & her book,
    Your enough!

    I really could relate to her transparency with her career & being on the mission field, I too was a model in New York, who where the Mask of smiles, while inside I was dying & longing to have more purpose in my life.

    So after leaving the business, I sensed the CALL to Africa for three month’s to serve the villager’s , I must say while there,
    I awaken to what life is really about, after spending three months living with the villager’s, with no power, water,TV or technology,
    really opened me up to my feelings & the TRUE PURPOSE for LIVING!

    Since I’ve been back, I feel this sense of something missing in my life, even though I pray & sit quiet, There is still that DEEP LONGING….In ME that I should be doing more, but what?

  205. thank you for that interview it brought me to tears especially the end reading. where can i get this beautiful inspired poetry.

    i have been on the fence about yoga for so long. i have a love and yearning but picky about participating. i keep missing what i am looking for in each class i go to. my yearning to look inward without falling apart. there have been a few precious yoga teachers who i love and adore there sessions because i have room to be or not…but just my presence there is enough to unfold into a journey.
    i shall revisit yoga again and continue the journey.i would love to be a yoga teacher but i always find reasons not to be. for now i shall restart with colleens book. i shall purchase on kindle because i want it now. thank you both immensely for being of service to us with lovel

  206. please excuse my typos through the tears. could not go back and edit.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much, Marie, for both of your beautiful shares. We’re so glad this episode inspired you.

  207. erin

    Thank you. The tears on my cheeks are testiment to the fact that I need to do let go and accept impermanence and this is the inspiration I needed.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Erin, what a truly lovely revelation, and we’re grateful to play even a tiny part in that awakening and letting go. xoxo

  208. Tina Anderson

    After watching your interview that my yoga friend and teacher Sian sent me last night, I went along to a yoga class for a 0600 start. By 0602 we realised no teacher was coming. One of the three students had heard I am an instructor and asked me to teach them. They all agreed. I haven’t taught much lately as moved back to NZ and have been working a full time job in a hardware warehouse to make ends meet in the last 6 months. My confidence has been a bit battered and just getting into it again now with one class a week teaching intermediate teachers at the local school…..so Awesome! 😉
    This morning was a chance to share yoga with three other amazing women. I was so grateful to be asked to share Yoga again. Thank you Lauren.
    I would now LOVE to come to America and share yoga with the two of you and many many more. 🙂
    I so appreciate the sharing you have shown us. Once again, Yoga brings so much delight and sharing between teachers and friends. Tears to the corners of my eyes. 😉 Namaste.
    Thank you so much.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Tina — what timing. We have no doubt you killed it this morning, and good for you for showing up for that moment.

      Please pass on our thanks to Sian for sending along this episode! 🙂

  209. I thought I have been extremely lazy lately with not putting much effort into getting to the gym or really skipping the ice cream when I should. Don’t get me wrong I want to be healthy strong and fit but after watching and reading others comments I am ok with who I am, I don’t have the urge to try and be who I am not because for the first time in my 29 years on this earth I am ok with the reflection in the mirror. I will never be a size 2 and be able to flaunt a perfect bikini body but that’s ok. I will not be ashamed of the woman I have become – because I am enough.

    Thank you for sharing this, thank you for letting me feel grateful for the life I live and the skin I am in.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      When you love yourself and are happy with who you are, that’s all that matters. I’m so glad you’re learning to love yourself as the beautiful woman you are. 🙂

  210. Between this interview and the one with Adam Braun, I’m feeling SO full from MarieTV this week! Thank you thank you thank you!

  211. Pamela

    Wow, this is the best Forleo video I have seen yet. Thank you! I really miss having yoga in my life and truly feel like I need to have a heart of a servant more; to look at the needs of others. Thank you.

  212. Hi M. What a great episode! I have been looking into yoga because of my classes with IIN and I’m a bit afraid to try it. I am absolutely terrible at relaxing and finding peace and becoming centered. I always have the issue of not feeling that I am enough, that I’ve always got something to prove. Haha as many folks do. I want to do and be so much, though I see the fear so clearly as if it is a snake ready to snap at me! Colleen is extremely gifted:)

    • Hi Brie – be curious, go to a class with an open mind and no expectations of yourself. Remember you are enough. Don’t be so tough on yourself. Yoga will help you to relax, become more centred and find peace. I would ask yourself why delay? Try to come from a place of love, not fear – in trying it out you are showing yourself love and not buying into your fears. I’ve also studied at IIN and both yoga and meditation have taught me so much. Best wishes x

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      I totally hear you, Brie. The first couple of times I did yoga, I was anything but relaxed. I was thinking about my to-do list, what I was going to cook for dinner, things that happened earlier in the week, you name it. Relaxation, like anything else, is a practice and it takes time to build it into a habit. Go easy on yourself and if you aren’t able to clear your mind for awhile, that’s okay. You’ll get better and better each time you try it and eventually it’ll come. 🙂

  213. Melanie

    This episode was amazing. What a beautiful teacher with such wisdom. Thank you Marie for introducing us to her and for speaking directly to my heart with this one. xoxox

  214. Beautiful interview with so many gems of wisdom. We are all enough. The one constant in life is change and it does raise so many questions about impermanence. Ah I loved it all! As always Marie, love your work. Colleen, such an inspiration and I look forward to reading your book. xx

  215. Such an inspiration! I’ve been asking each morning “How can I be of service?” because this is truly how I want to leave my life. And my service is to help people see that we are all *enough*. Love to see this wonderful work in the world.

  216. Wow. What a riveting interview!! This will definitely further evolve my practice of yoga and in life with my business! Thank you Marie and Colleen!

    xo
    Amanda
    Amanda Hayes Nutrition & Wellness

  217. Sheena Pracyk

    A really wonderful conversation Marie and such honest, vulnerable and insightful comments from Colleen. I’m really looking forward to reading the book.
    I’ve struggled with self confidence since childhood. Many people seem to see potential in me that I fail to see in myself. I’ve let the fear hold me back from experiences and opportunities over the years.
    A few years ago a life changing event changed my outlook. I finally connected with inner self, found my spiritual strength, reclaimed my health.
    I treat my body better with good nutrition and exercise, I’ve found a calmness and focus (yoga helped here hugely) but I still struggle with those inner voices that whisper the doubts and fears.
    Facing down the fears, flying off that cliff and most importantly believing that I am enough, I can succeed, I do have something of service, I am here in this moment for a reason …that’s what I have to work to reinforce each day.
    This evening, this video helped – so Thank you both!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for what you shared here, Sheena. It sounds like you’ve been on an incredible spiritual and personal journey, and I’m so glad Colleen’s message resonated with you.

  218. Trina Rowell

    Loved this interview! Well done! As a yoga teacher and a volunteer with Mother Theresa’s Mission I learned a lot and connected. So nice to see the vulnerable side. Thanks for sharing, from deep in my heart.

  219. Kelly

    Marie you always post videos that speak to me at the perfect times. I am enough has become a daily mantra. We all feel less than sometimes, especially when we allow fear to drive us around. Of course we are enough, we are all children of the universe. We are all the same stars, we just have to remember how beautiful we are when we shine. There’s plenty happiness, love and success for everyone. We were all born to be great! Let’s start living and enjoy the life we’ve been given 🙂 Namaste

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      I really love what you said here, Kelly: “We are all the same stars, we just have to remember how beautiful we are when we shine.” That’s such a beautiful way to put it! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely insight.

  220. Mia O

    This video was amazing. The conversation opened a piece of my heart, where more vulnerability resides. We as women need to be more open with our tribes so that others see us wrestle with our struggles but continue to love ourselves. Thank for the vulnerabilities shared between you.

    We are enough. We are enough. We are enough. These words can not be said enough.

  221. karin

    Dear Marie, Dear Colleen
    thank you for the great interview:-))
    In my marriage I aimed to be wife, breadwinner,mother, business woman and a wild one in the bedroom for my husband….I functioned beyond my physical and mental capacity.
    I exhausted myself completely and realized: what ever I do is not enough…I gave my everything and if this is not enough: I had to go.
    Now single mother, I feel exhausted, tired, old and stiff after all these years doing too much and now it is time to accept this woman in the mirror – to be enough .

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Enough is all we can be, really. We just have to love ourselves and accept that enough is… enough. Take care of yourself, Karin. You’ve been working hard for a long time.

  222. I love what you shared here about how you had to work hard to know you are “enough.” Yoga is actually one the few places where we see it’s okay to fail over and over. A good teacher will remind you that you are enough, and you do enough, no matter what abilities you bring to the mat. I have taken your class in Sag Harbor and benefitted first hand from the fact that you got over your own “not enough” roadblocks. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Julia, thank you for your lovely share and how wonderful that you’ve been to the Sag Harbor class.

      Thank you for being here with us.

  223. As I watched this video, I was stuck by Colleen’s description of herself. She was shy, not a person who could speak to an audience. I would have never suspected that. I, like many others share a similar belief about myself. It’s taken me some time to recognize, that if I define myself by my personality, then I am never reaching my potential. Colleen’s teacher saw the potential in her and provided her a vehicle to express it. I wonder how many of us miss that potential in each other, because we are judging by personality or seeking the shiny diamond. There is potential for diamonds in every piece of coal. Colleen is definitely a shiny diamond now!

  224. Tina

    For me apparently my body part that needs or deserves more attention would be my shoulders and neck. I realized with this video that I often put too much weight on my shoulders. Hearing this phrase “you are enough” comes as such a relief! Oh my good, it feels so good to hear that, simply hearing and accepting that and myself.

    Thank you so much for your reminder of transcendence and letting go, not being afraid of change or the feeling of the need to hold on to things no matter what.

    And thank you so much Marie for your wonderful website! I love the content you create. It has been a major source of strength and enlightenment for me since I discovered it 9 months ago. This is my first comment and I am so grateful to be a part of your community and the message everyone shares here.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Hooray for your first comment, Tina! We’re so happy to have you in our amazing MarieTV family, and feel free to leave a note anytime 🙂

  225. This interview was so gracefully executed! Thank you. Actually brought tears in my eyes when you spoke about being broken and about why we put so much “stock” into temporary things. It’s a question we all ask. But the fact that you got that letter at such a perfect time and realize that you find peace in serving… Those are the answers. It affirms that faith that God is there watching out for us and has a purpose for us. Whether or not what we do on earth remains with us, just the fact that it can touch another’s life makes it worth it. God bless you!

  226. erika stehl

    Loved this segment with Colleen and the beauty of the practice of yoga…truly she remind us what is important..an open, accepting, giving and vulnerable heart…

  227. Fear scatters light, yet even a flicker of light puts out the darkness. Thank you for sharing your journey. Marie, you are lovely. I enjoy you as a person. How inspiring and real. Colleen, thank you for taking a chance. You are so visibly a shawoman; a teacher of the light. I have in me to be a warriour of the light. You give me hope. Thank you.

  228. I could not believe what I have just heard in this Episode. I was a model too, and I also went to India, did my Yoga teaching course in Goa and Coleen made me identify with the experience. When I first signed up to a Yoga teaching course I just wanted to add a future option to my short modelling career. I initially signed up for a one month course. Once in India, as cliche as it might appear, Yoga changed my life and I extended for 3 months. I cannot say I had it all figured out afterwards but I remember saying those EXACT same words as Coleen: I still liked all the extra stuff (being a model can in fact be very glamorous in the surface), but I know NOW I can live without any of that!
    Thank you so much for the episode of today. I still got many friends from modelling times that will benefit greatly from today’s video just as I did, full of talent and with so much potential young women, but they are still in the search of their path… or not yet. Many still don’t realize. Namaste.

  229. Antonieta

    Hello Marie:

    Thank you for this interview. It opened my eyes with respecto to several aspectos of my life. I will definitely get Colleen’s book and start practicing what I learned today: go for it (like Colleen on her first yoga class), stop obsessing about transitory things (be present).

    Thanks.

  230. I loved this. Thank you.

  231. We all have enough, follow research about people who successful like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and more other people richest in the world …. they don’t give so much money for their children, they teach them how to take responsibility for themselves, for their family and for social.

  232. Jessica

    Hi Marie! I loved this video. Do you know Ben Saltzman? I would love to see you interview him! His specialty is marketing and the Enneagram.

  233. Misty

    Wow! The Buddha’s Meditation on Fear really hit home and brought me to tears. As always Marie, thank you for doing what you do, and for sharing with us.

  234. robina

    Thank you for this amazing video. It really touched my heart. Thank you so much. xoxo

  235. Colette

    Thank you so much for this amazing interview. I LOVED it. The 2 of you have such authentic spirits and demeaners, that one can not help being moved by your messages. The part of my body that is always a work in progress is my heart. I am coming to terms with the fact that I am healing a broken heart. “I am enough” is so important for me to really feel, in my own heart. Thank you, Marie, for all that you do.

  236. What a beautiful message. I had not been getting my “Marie dose” for weeks now, as I was soooo busy with biz…ya know, “building the life that I love”, that I forgot to reconnect. This was the perfect episode to do that with.

    I think that the area in my life that requires more presence is me. I recently started addressing “me” with meditation. I’d like to work towards liking myself more, feeling more confident and sure of my decisions, being “enough”…. and then realizing I do deserve a partner that is worth all that I am willing to offer, (and find out where his ass is!).

    Thanks for sharing, Marie and Colleen!

  237. Lisa

    Just watched the video. I want to thank Marg Kinneen for sharing this link with me. My current life situation is this: I’ve been through some rough stuff the past several years with my adult kids. I won’t go into all the details but it involves a lot of heartbreak and resulting financial stress. I try to practice the Law of Attraction at all times but I guess I still haven’t mastered it.

    I am 53 years old and have just now been married 34 years. Two years ago I fell in love with someone else but have tried to keep my distance and he’s not worthy of my love, at least not in his current caveman perceptions, but you know how the heart works…it wants what it wants. I finally told him 2 weeks ago that staying in touch with him was not working for me and was only causing me emotional pain on top of all my pain from dealing with my kids’ issues. I started right then feeling terrible pain in my heart that traveled to my back and into a sciatica nerve. A few hours later I was in off the charts pain and ended up in the ER begging for a shot in the butt to kill the pain. I had a back injury nearly 2 years ago to the sciatica on the opposite side but recent events seem to have stirred up issues in the opposite side.

    The cocky male nurse said he had to start an IV to give the meds and I asked him not to, to just give me the injections like I’d been given in the past for migraines. He didn’t listen to me…blew out my vein…and it was another hour before I finally received the needed pain injections. It didn’t entirely kill the pain but I was no longer screaming in agony…it was worse than labor pains for those of you who know what that feels like.

    So, I was on bed rest 2 weeks and was going nuts. My real estate business has been busy lately and I had to get back up and out there but this pain is not going away. I went to a chiropractor and got some relief but “health” insurance doesn’t cover chiropractors. They wouldn’t do X-rays at the ER…said I’d have to go to an orthopedic specialist for that. The ortho nurse said it would be about a month before I could be seen. I begged for sooner because the ER doc said I had to be seen in 3 days. So the ortho nurse said she’d have his secretary call me in an hour or so…2+ weeks later I still haven’t received a call.

    I don’t believe in the sickcare system. I’ve seen it cause more harm and death than has helped. I’ve been researching alternative healing for several years and have taken 1st and 2nd level reiki classes but my pain is so great I can not reach the place inside of me to focus on healing. I know The Presence is within me to heal but I can’t seem to access it and not sure how to remove the energy blockage. I’ve summoned IT several times but something is getting in the way.

    I had started running again 2 years ago, 2-3 miles/day, and lost 30 pounds and have looked and felt so much better than I have in 3o years. Haven’t been able to run for a while and now I’m anxious about gaining weight and losing the shape I’ve worked for so hard…already feeling it…and this is just making everything worse.

    I don’t know where to turn. I just want all the pain to stop and for all the people around me to be happy and out of their painful places. I’ve never felt such a level of hopelessness in my life. I just wish for numbness now which no one who knows me would ever believe…I’ve always loved life. Even after my mother’s sudden death (ruled suicide) 18 years ago…I never felt this low vibe.

    I’ve visualized, fantasized, dreamed and thought SO MUCH on what it is I’ve wanted but now I’m not even sure what that is. The one consistent theme is wanting FREEDOM…complete freedom and not just for me…for my family and EVERYONE on the planet. The masses have no clue as to how extensively they have been conditioned and mind controlled and it’s impossible for so many to break the chains. But here I am, knowing how to remove the chains but still a prisoner, trapped only by lack of financial means. Yet that thought is supposedly a manifestation of a lack of correct focus which I HAVE been doing about every breath I take 24/7.

    I know it’s easier to see things as a third party so I’m open to suggestions and guidance on where to begin to find desperately needed healing. I ordered Tesla Purple Plates…I’m a huge Nikola Tesla fan…but so far in several days of use I still have pain…not as much but now there’s also numbness in my knee and just above and below. It’s such a struggle to get in to see an ortho specialist that I can’t even muster the energy to make the calls so I can get X-rays (also invented by Tesla) to see what’s causing the problem. I need a bonafied shaman…where around Orlando, FL, can I find one?

    THANK YOU for listening…I have no one else to lay this on…feels a little better to get it out of me.

  238. What a beautiful show. I’d share this with a yoga teacher here in the Philippines if I could. Sooner or later, I’m be able to buy the book “Yoga For Life”.

  239. I truly love this, it’s arrived at just the right time in my life too. I cried watching it – and I can’t wait to read the book. Thank you, thank you so much xxx

  240. This is so powerful. And difficult.
    I’ve been pensing on my imago dei, my inner light, reason for being…
    and feeling so lost.
    I am wicked good at facing fear head-on when it comes to my “calling”. Wrote my first book and directed my first documentary this year. The book is doing well and the doc comes out this fall. I also went back to architecture after many years away so I could work with an amazing woman who inspires me.
    Fear of heights? Skydive. Fear of water? Dive in. Fear of crowds? Do a festival. Go big. No Problem.
    Yet. Right now, my body… my inner child… both hate me.
    I’m carrying other people’s burdens. I’m carrying worry about everyone else. Spread so thin I can barely breathe. My body, and my inner little girl… want to dance. To do yoga. To go to the beach and stare at the water and figure some things out while basking in the sunlight and in the silence of lapping waves. To eat delicious, nutritious food. And to be alone. For a time and maybe longer. Even though it may mean the end of my relationship.
    I’m trying to listen.
    I’ve got “being enough” down when it comes to my heart and my apparent fears. Not I need to come to terms with providing it for the subtle fears, and the rest of me that extends beyond my heart.
    Alas.
    Thanks as always.
    Blessings all

  241. Marie, this was an amazing video. This woman is a shining light. I can’t believe this is your yoga teacher. What a beautiful energy.

    You look as though you have been crying, it was making me well up!

    Colleen has had such an amazing life and she really made me laugh when she said… “Being a nun was still an option for me, as I was still a virgin (at 11)”

    Thank you for this week. It was truly insightful

    Naomi

  242. joyce

    I was crying listening to both of you! Thanks for being with me and helping me to get through a rough time. Today I had to learn that I’m enough…

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Joyce, thank you so much for your beautiful note. We ALL have moments of needing to learn that very thing. Thank you for being here with us too.

  243. Karrie

    Thank you thank you Marie for introducing me to Colleen. I watched your video last week and immediately got the book which I just finished!!! I can see how Colleen’s approach to life and yoga can be so fulfilling and I am grateful to follow her approach to yoga based on what you are dealing with (fear, truth, chaos, etc. I wander back and forth to and from my mat, Colleen is inspiring me to stay focused and flow with my practice. Again – thank you!!!

  244. Katrina

    One of the most precious interviews you have done to date. Two amazing, beautiful, precious spirits- united in one room, for an audience around the world. I could truly see how much wisdom Coleen’s book has and more importantly, how much it and Colleen’s words truly touch your soul Marie. Thank you. Thank you.Thank you for sharing. I discovered Colleen by accident but for the past couple of months have been waking up and doing morning yoga with her on a DVD played on my TV or laptop at my humble home in The Beef capital in outback Australia. I am on a faith journey right now to live my truth and pursue my heart’s calling and being surrounded by pioneering women like yourself and Colleen is providing me strength as I continue to venture into the unknown. May I know “I am enough” and be at peace in the present time. Namaste xox

  245. This was exactly what I needed this morning.It’s amazing how the universe works to remind us… I had a weird dream last night..and the only thing I remembered was going to a building high up on a mountain. The building looked closed ” from my standpoint” but there was a light smoke coming from a pit outside.. which means it wasn’t.. But I was afraid of falling, so I turned back…. My interpretation of this dream “since I remembered that specific part and I rarely ever remember my dreams”, was that I am afraid of succeeding..maybe.. probably.. or reword this.. Afraid of a negative outcome about everything I’ve been working so hard to build.. This is exactly what I needed to hear this morning.. and before I even listened to it. I already felt that way..

    When You read that excerpt from the book…and said sometimes you feel like “why are you doing all this if it’s impermanent? I have those moments.. But they are quicker replaced by remembering and reassuring myself that my purpose is important and I am good enough to do it.. and

    • Kristin - Team Forleo

      Menellia, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this with us. I’m so glad this episode was just what you needed! Love when that happens 🙂

  246. Susan

    I have watched and re-watched this video which touched me to read the book. I have been on a steady yoga journey beginning with Lilias Folan which has influenced me and my journey in life but that was only when I wanted to , had time and every time it me feel good but then life gets in the way. Life with all it’s frustrating, fast pace moments and highs and lows but not enough “me” time leaves you empty and very lost in the world we live. So having seen this the second time and bought the Kindle version and started my way into me with Colleen help. Thank you for that. I may never be able to be in your class; I have some hope and help in finding me as a woman. Thank you, Susan Stam

  247. This interview was so toching! Beautiful, sensitive woman!

  248. Ariel

    This was such a great interview. Thanks!

  249. Candis Angelene

    Loved that sooo much!!! Thank you Marie, so appreciate all you do. x

  250. What an inspirational woman. I actually cried when Colleen told us about the time she received the letter telling her she was ready to serve. WOW!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Suzy, we’re so glad this episode resonated with you so deeply. Colleen is a truly inspirational lady, for sure. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts here!

  251. Adrianna Masalta

    Wow! Just wow! Thank you so much ladies, I really needed to hear this. The last passage “Allow beauty and sadness to touch you. This is love, not fear.” That struck me in my heart so strongly. I have been really going through it and been resisting that it’s only causing more resistance in every area of my life instead of peace and gratitude of what I’m desperately seeking. Thank you thank you. Brings me more joy and drive in what I now need to do. Lots of love.
    -Adrianna

  252. Michelle

    This interview brought me to tears multiple times. Thank you so much for this.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      We’re so glad that Colleen and Marie’s words were what you needed to hear, Michelle. Thank you so much for watching.

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