Are you being someone other than who you are? Even before we are born we are reacting to all kinds of stimuli and wiring up our brains in reaction. Later, in order to survive, we try and fit in…to be the good girl or boy, to behave, to conform and live according to the norms of our family, teachers and, later, our employers. Yes, we may well end up being good at fitting in to match other peoples requirements of us but what has happened to the real me?
What has happened to our authentic self? It is always there often hidden below layers of “you cant”, “what will others think of you”, “you are not good enough”, “be like your father” or “your mother” etc.
You being at your best is you being your real self… the authentic you. Only when you are truly being who you really are….not what others want you to be, you are able to fully express your natural gifts, find your purpose and live a life of joy and fulfilment. And if you are not being your real self, you will experience a deep longing, a sense of lack and maybe sadness. You just know you could be more and capable of being more who you really are.
All to often we look outside ourselves for the answer to fill the void inside or our sense of lack. We strive for the next certificate or qualification, the title, the income, the car, the ideal partner and maybe eat or drink more. The list is endless. We continue to search achieving fleeting satisfaction as we get one thing after the other. But there is no end to the search. Finally we may give up and just sink into the void.
How can we step off of this merry go round that leads to no where?
1st fully and lovingly accept yourself just as you are.
2nd be grateful for being you and all that is in your life
You will find more peace, less stress, more joy, more energy, greater clarity about your natural capabilities and your high-level purpose and doing what you most enjoy doing… and much, much more.
So let go of living a second hand life that others have told you to live and live your first hand life where you are being at your best, doing your best and experiencing what is best for you. Only then can you be your best for others. Live fully and enjoy all that life has to offer