Learning to live authentically and to love yourself as you are, with all your unique quirks, leads to happiness. Living out of alignment with your true self causes mental confusion and keeps you into a state of unrest.
People who are dying often regret living a life that others wanted them to live, rather than living the life they wanted for themselves. Avoid this regret by being true to who you really are.
To live in alignment with your true self, discover your authentic passion by taking these steps:
- Consider what you do when you have free time on Saturday mornings. This will give you a clue as to where your true interests lie.
- Dive into new situations, and observe how they make you react and feel. This will help you determine whether your authentic self likes this new activity.
- Think about the five people with whom you spend the most time. Do they support your desire to do what you are passionate about? Will they support a change? If not, find a new group to hang out with.
The most important goals in life are: wanting nothing because that results in contentment; embracing the freedom to do anything you want; and realizing you already have everything.
Tune into your inner wisdom and listen to yourself. The answers are all inside you. Think deep and decide what’s best. Go forth and be happy.
Something to Think About
Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. Be proud of who you are, and don’t cave to the pressure of what someone else believes you should be doing. Be yourself.
Do you love yourself as you are? If not, today is a great day to make some changes in your life.
Words of Wisdom
Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? – Ian Wallace
Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you. – Steve Maraboli
The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow. – Aaron Lauritsen
Perhaps we shall learn, as we pass through this age, that the “other self” is more powerful than the physical self we see when we look into a mirror. –
Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are. – Aaron Lauritsen