"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
Why do we find it so hard to be proud of our unique individuality, warts and all? Perhaps, we've all conditioned by our culture and society to believe that it’s more important to be liked and to fit in than it is to be who we truly are.Or perhaps it's just frightening to show the world who we really are. Whatever the reason, this year it is time that we all become authentically ourselves. It is time to, become aware of when and where you hide your authentic self. Where, when and with whom have you been trying to live up to the expectations of others, trying to be what you think others want you to be.
Becoming self aware is the first and most critical step for embracing authenticity as your way of life. Once you recognize and become aware of when, where and with whom you are choosing to fit in with or to not ‘rock the boat, you can then make the choice to change, to become authentically you. Know that it can feel very uncomfortable expressing your true opinions or taking a stand to live in alignment with what feels true for you. It can be really scary to put your real self out into the world. But if you spend your life being fearful of being real, you’ll live in the shadows of your true self and miss out on the joy of true authenticity. Today, allow yourself to become aware of your uniqueness. Focus on the beauty and originality that you bring to the world by being yourself. Celebrate the wonderful person you are, and forgive yourself lovingly for the areas where you think you fall short. You’re only human after all. We all are. Today embrace your imperfection and celebrate everything about you!
Just for today, as I move through the layers of other people's opinions and beliefs, I see within myself a magnificent being, wise and beautiful. I love what I see when I look inside me. Other people love me when I am myself. I am my own unique beautiful soul and everyone loves me. And so it is