Sometimes you may find yourself in an empty space.
The space between who you were and who you are.
Remnants of the old mixed with the emerging new.
Authenticity is a buzz word these days, with everyone striving to be perceived as authentic. The irony of the filters not only placed on our physical body (due to the heightened awareness of others perception of us), but also the process of filtering our own voice, story, beliefs, ideas, leads us further away from ever being perceived as authentic.
I used to wait my life away and wasted years not being myself. Resisting everything I could be and could do. I’d go through the motions of a redundant routine hoping for a spark of motivation tomorrow, hoping that one day things would be different. Tomorrow always held the hope that I’d feel good enough to be myself, to take action, to put myself out there. I’d create problems that I’d need to fix. Listing things about myself that made me not ready. Did you know that shitty mindset is actually just resistance?
First realize you can, have complete and utter belief in your ability to make it happen.
Be so clear on what it is you want your life to look like and to feel like.
Do you ever get that "what the hell am I doing with my life" feeling? Like maybe you realize all your decisions leading up to this point in your life were made to please someone else? Maybe you choose to travel the expected, predictable road that would keep you safe and taken care of?
Do you find yourself constantly looking for a new diet to follow, only to self sabotage before seeing any results? You had all the tools in front of you, but couldn't find the motivation to stick with it?
The lovely PurelyTwins asked me to be apart of their Soul Sister Chat series.
No messing around here, we talked about disordered eating, why simplicity is truly the key to transformation, and why you shouldn't overwhelm yourself with self development tools.
I had a big wake up call when I was cleaning off my book shelf last weekend. Dust covered the collection I accumulated throughout my 20's, hundreds of dollars worth. I took a second to be grateful for the handful of tips that truly helped me, but then I got angry. I started to see the subtle ways the self development industry is somewhat turning into the diet industry.