“Be yourself–not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” –Henry David Thoreau
The start of a new year means a “do over” for most of us, a fresh start, kick the old year out of our lives and welcome the new one with open arms. Yay, you made it!
Now comes the question, “resolutions, goals, intentions, or what?” Let me answer this one for you, how about showing up every day as the REAL you? The true one, the authentic person that I want to see. That the world needs right now.
A little scary, yep.
Hell no, it’s a journey that requires you to step up, step away, run away, worry, fear, judge yourself, judge others, exhaust yourself and then surrender.
But you surrender to who you really are and how that makes you feel.
Ask yourself these two questions when you feel yourself running for the safety of agreement with someone or something;
“Is this how I really want to present myself to the world?”
“Does my soul feel happy with this choice?”
That’s how you start showing up as the real you by looking at your choices, your answers and how you judge someone or something and deciding if it rings true to YOUR values and beliefs.
So start this year by standing in your truth and make your beautiful mark on the world. I’m standing right beside you holding your hand and encouraging you onward. And I promise, your year will be better for it!
Peace and Love,
Sharon Landon says
Thanks for the encouragement. You’re right. Being genuine is difficult, even painful. I guess we all fear that we will be rejected. But our true selves is what we are meant to be and are our greatest gifts to the world.
Zen Chick says
I could not have said it any better, girl. Thank you and keep baby stepping your way to the “true you” because we all need you. ❤️