Without even realising, many of us are living lives that are not aligned with our authentic self. We are playing roles to fit in, modifying ourselves to get love, and wearing masks to suppress what we truly feel and believe.
Are you getting caught in patterns of comparison which leave you feeling stuck, full of self-doubt and like you are not good enough? This is a struggle many of us are having these days in both life and business with the rise of social media and the increase of the number of platforms available which allow us to become wrapped up in other people’s lives.
I have spent much of the past few weeks reflecting on 2016 and taking an inner exploration into what within me still needs to be completed, released and processed so that I can close off one chapter and create a clean slate for the new.
As I reflected on this year, I noticed that there was not a lot to celebrate or acknowledge on the external scale. Yes, I moved house. I began corporate coaching – a big growth step for me. And I took Awaken Radio to new heights with my mini podcast episodes. The show expanded in big and beautiful ways this year, so much so that it reached the Top 20 Health podcast list on Itunes.
Today’s episode of Awaken Radio was inspired by a realisation I had recently around a relationship in my life. I had found myself feeling frustrated, disappointed and sad with how someone in my life was showing up, or shall I say, not showing up. A whole host of emotions were being stirred up, and at the time I was finding it hard to pin-point what it was all about.
I was sitting on my bed working through my feelings around this, when I was guided to a book on my bookcase. As I opened up the book, there was one sentence that immediately jumped out at me.
It read; “Allow people to be whoever they want to be.” I immediately stopped in my tracks. Something in these words resonated deeply and seemed to be the hidden clue to what I was feeling.
I sat and pondered over what I had just read, and I was hit with a huge realisation.