If you don’t know who you are, then how can you know what you stand for.
It’s time to start finding our way back to our true self and our core values. So many of us are unaware that we are living by a set of beliefs and software programming that are embedded into our blueprint during our childhood.
All of a sudden we wake up one day feeling tired and weary, we have no motivation and can no longer see joy in the life we have created for our self, as we aren’t aware of the fact that we have been living as the false self for most of our life.
How do we become aware that we have been living a lie?
We start practicing Mindfulness. The art of Mindfulness is the key to our awakening as it starts to bring an awareness to who we truly are and how we want to show up in the world.
We can begin by asking ourself:
Am I showing the world a true reflection of myself?
Am I able to be vulnerable and be my true authentic self?
If the answer is no or only sometimes or only with certain people then now is the time to take action. All we need to do is follow these three steps:
- Be Vulnerable and
- Just be You
So what has this got to do with figuring out who we are?
When we awaken to our true self it is like we are being roused from a period of sleep. An awakening of self is profoundly empowering as we learn to connect to our truth and realise we are an extension of all there is.
Mindfulness meditation allows us to go into stillness and silence and this is key to awakening; as to rouse from our slumber we must go within so we can re-connect and find our true selves.
The next step is vulnerability where we must surrender to our true self and learn to fully accept and love who it is we are. As we delve into our mind, thoughts of fear and worry, unworthiness and doubt will appear, just allow these to pass through by
- Allowing the feelings to rise to surface,
- Acknowledging that they have arrived and
- Letting go of any attachment or judgement that may be present
This step can be quite provoking as strong emotions may surface and make us feel uncomfortable, at these times we need to remember to stay strong as our fears are stopping us from being our true self and when we are connected to our truth, happiness, pure love and abundance will arrive in our life.
When we can conquer our fear of being vulnerable, this allows us to step into our truth and just be who it is we are with no shame, guilt, fear, humiliation, apprehension or doubt.
To Just Be You is the most natural state of being. There is no right or wrong, no duality, there is just a stillness, a sense of neutrality, acceptance and compassion as we are fully aligned to our truth. We no longer judge or criticize our self as we accept our whole being the good and the bad and this allows us to love both parts.
We feel a sense of wholeness and spaciousness when we step into this zone and then we realise that not everyone is going to love who we are and that is perfectly okay. It is our uniqueness and honesty that will attract the right people into our life as they will feel safe in our essence and we will given them the freedom to be just as they are too.
As Oscar Wilde once stated,
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.
Written by Present Mindfulness Academy