To live authentically, you must be true to who you are. For so many years, I lived my life trying to please everyone around me and basing my self-worth on the approval of others. It was not only unfulfilling, it was exhausting! I was so unhappy and I ignored any intuitive thoughts that would rise up from within me. I just pushed them back down. I simply didn’t believe in myself enough to value my own thoughts and opinions that would try to peek through and grab my attention. I relied on the direction of others. I would truly say I had low to no self-esteem.
It took a breakthrough which at the time felt more like a break down to realize my self-worth and begin to listen to my feelings, to my thoughts, to my desires, to my true self. I am so grateful for the enlightenment that I experienced many years ago because today I am able to live my life being true to who I am.
The most beautiful gift you can give yourself is to love yourself! It sounds simple and it is, however it took me a long time to understand that and to live it. The most wonderful time in my life was when I connected to who I am and felt a love for myself that I had never known. It was at this place where I began to truly love others with an agape love, the type of love that God has for each one of us. It’s living in the space connected to your soul, your eternal self, who you really are.
You and I are so unique and we should celebrate the beauty of our uniqueness! We are all so different in a most amazing, beautiful way. Let’s embrace and come together honoring one another and welcoming the very special gifts and talents that are as special as you are!
“This above all, to thine own self be true.” Always be true to who you are because you are a magnificent being and you are a gift to the world.
With much love,