12 Nov Unleash Your Greatness through the Power of Authenticity: Part One
Are you living your life in the fullest, most authentic expression of who you truly are?
If you are like most people, the answer is probably no. Let’s face it. The world does not teach us how to live authentically, and it most certainly does not encourage it. On the contrary, there is a lot of pressure and expectation out there that encourages us to hide who we are, to ‘fit in’ with the rest of the world, and NOT express ourselves authentically.
I am here to tell you that this is NOT the way you are meant to live your life AND this is one of the biggest reasons why people get stuck in their lives and never find their passion, let alone live their passion.
You were not born to live your life as a sheep, meekly following the herd and hiding yourself from the world. You were born to live in the fullest, boldest and most authentic expression of your soul. You were born to live your life with passion and purpose. You were born to be the most amazing you that you can be. Trust me, the world needs you to GET REAL … so step into your authentic powerful self and unleash your greatness!
You feel it, don’t you? As you read these words, your heart is saying YES!!! I want that!!!
And I bet there’s some fear coming up, too. That’s okay. It’s normal to be afraid of making a change, but don’t let that stop you. Let the fear be a catalyst to drive you forward. And besides, which is scarier … ?
Living your life in the status quo, knowing that you are not being who you are meant to be? Not being able to fully experience the joy of life because you were afraid to take the risk?
Taking the risk to say YES and follow your vision, even if it means going against the grain? Living your life fully, expansively, and joyfully – in full alignment with your heart and soul?
I say YES to my vision! How about you?
Living authentically is simple, perhaps, but it is not an easy road to follow. It requires courage. It requires you to become highly self-aware, to be present and pay attention to your thoughts, feelings and actions and choose to act in integrity with your soul in each moment. It requires you to go against the grain sometimes. It requires you to be bold. It also requires you to live your life expansively.
The first step in living authentically is to start living your life from the inside out.
Live from your heart: Learn to listen to and follow your inner guidance. Get still … get out of your head and into your heart. Listen to the longings and the messages that come from that still, deep place within and learn to follow your heart’s truth. Let your inner truth determine your outer world.
Listening to your inner guidance requires you to begin practicing being aware of what is happening within you – mentally, physically, and emotionally. Pay attention to what you are thinking and feeling. Pay attention to your body’s reactions and responses.
Start this practice first through getting still-and-present by yourself, and pay attention to each part of yourself – simply notice what is happening without changing any of it. Just be aware. As you get comfortable with practicing this by yourself, start incorporating this practice into your daily interactions and experiences. Practice being that silent, internal witness. As you learn to witness what is happening, you become better able to respond to any given situation from a place of authenticity, power and truth rather than responding out of fear and old conditioned habits.
Begin a daily practice of developing your internal awareness. Start observing what is happening for you physical, emotionally and mentally as you move through your day. Get curious about yourself and how you respond to your internal and external experiences. As you become more fully aware, start allowing this awareness to inform your decisions and guide you through your day.
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