“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” ~Alan Watts
What does that even mean?!?!
It means to lead a life from your heart. A heart that is not worried about the thoughts or opinions of others. One that lets go of the stories, the labels and the judgments that are placed on them This heart leads a life from within.
The sad part of this is, many of us don’t even know the real us. We live with ourselves are entire lives, but could hardly tell a stranger who we truly are inside.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E Cummings
When we deny are intuition, to fit into society. we drift farther and farther away from who we truly are. It takes true bravery to break away from the popular opinions of others.
The same way we drifted away from ourselves, is the same way we can come backto ourselves. It takes small steps, focusing on who we really are.
There are many ways to do this:
· Express your uniqueness daily
· Make time for meditation (want to learn more about meditation https://amzn.to/2wVjxIi )
· Reconnect with a childhood passion
· Write down three things that you truly value
· Go east on the pressure
· Create relationships based on being you
· Find your mantra
· Support someone else in self-expression
· Create art (feeling inspired to create? https://amzn.to/2M92GqZ )
· Remind yourself how important this is
· Become more aware of your thoughts
· Follow your intuition
With countless benefits we begin to see within ourselves, such as:
of happiness, self-control, free of inner conflict, vitality and pleasure, resistance to social pressure, and a tolerance for understanding other better.
Ask yourself these questions stated below:
What or who would you be if you knew you couldn’t fail?
How would you describe yourself to someone you never met before in 90 seconds?
What are your core values?
What makes you happy?
If money were no object, what would you do differently in your life?
For some of us, we may have felt like we got punched in the chest as we answered these questions. Are we really doing the things in our lives that make us happy? That set us free, so that we can embrace each second of this wonderful life, like it was our last.
I ask each of you, to challenge yourself, to start taking small steps towards being the real you. Make it an opportunity for self development. All you need to do is take maybe 5 or 10 mintues a day to step away from your daily activities and focus on one of the many ways you can direct your thoughts and actions towards being the real you.
Have a story about coming back to your true self? We’d love to hear it! Feel free to share below or send me a message!
I wish you all the best on your journey!