photo by Jenny Ingalls Nelson
Simple concept, right? Just be yourself. Just be authentic. There certainly are a zillion "gurus" out there with 3, 5 or 7 easy steps to living authentically, or some other hoo-ha to make you think it's that simple, or that there's something wrong with you if it's not.
Here's the truth, at least as I believe it. 'Just' being who you want to be is NOT SIMPLE. AT. ALL.
Let's get real. The world, our family, friends, colleagues, media, etc., all have expectations of us. Sometimes, those expectations are really loud, and the overshadow who we want to be.
I get it. I think it's safe to bet that you get it, too.
It's never as simple as an affirmation or a 3, 5 or 7 step guide. It's a lifelong journey to be who you want to be.
Guess what? Sometimes who you want to be changes over time, too! That's OK. Life is about learning and changing and, yes, being who you want to be, but growing into that.
Give yourself the space and the grace to grow in to that. You don't have to have it all figured out today.
What I can tell you, is that by understanding that this is a process, and accepting that sometimes we ALL give in to what people expect of us, it becomes easier to be who you want to be. We learn from observing the process and we grow from accepting it.
So, go ahead. Be who you want to be, on any given day, no matter what that is...even if it is what others want to see. Just notice and grow.
Thanks for being on this journey with me.
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