Do you allow yourself to relax into being who you are? Or do you find yourself editing what you present to the world?
It’s so important to give yourself what you need in order to feel comfortable in day-to-day life. Struggle comes when you deny yourself based on a picture of what you have decided is acceptable.
Why? Because those pictures are out-dated.
You suffer when you try to adapt yourself to a false picture, just as you do when you expect others to fit into your mold. In order to create your life in a way that is in harmony with your personality, you need to recognize how your personal inner style affords you a feeling of freedom.
There is freedom in celebrating your natural inclinations, creating balance and relaxation in your way of moving through life. What you desire in one moment can change in the next.
Celebrate yourself by allowing yourself to be who you are and how you are.
You want this, don’t you?
Time to Reflect
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation to this. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing can be an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It can lead you to deeper insight. It can stimulate action. Feel free to share what moves you.