I ask the question only because I believe this to be true. Many of us, myself included, have allowed the actions of others to affect how we see ourselves at one time or another.
In fact, for years I allowed your opinion to determine how I saw myself.
I had the notion that if you were nice to me, I was good enough and if you weren’t, I wasn’t.
Utter rubbish of course but I didn’t know any better at the time. And in all honesty, I can still go there on a bad hair day.
Just knowing this stuff doesn’t make us immune to it. Some days it requires a lot of conscious effort to not go there!
However, I’ve learned an important lesson
Relying on the opinion of others to determine how to think about ourselves is a sad way to live, not to mention dishonest!
An emotional yoyo, my self esteem went up and down depending on your opinion.
It never occurred to me that it was just your opinion, your world view. Nothing to do with who I am at all!
Needless to say, this old idea had to change. But how?
Change began step by step
As they say, it takes what it takes and eventually you hit a wall and change begins.
The first step is to see that life isn’t working for you.
Though you try to sort it in your mind, remember it’s the same mind which created the problem in the first place!
And self help books, counselling, and various other practices only get you so far.
Tuning into our true Self works
I had to turn within and ask for help from a higher source, my true self, the inner aspect connected to a higher wisdom than my own.
Tuned into your true self, things start happening.
What you need, when you need it, starts showing up.
People who live this way know a higher wisdom is available, and they use it because it works!
The trick is to stay focused on the true self, and not get caught up in the illusion of the Ego, or the false self.
A priceless freedom awaits you
As you learn to live from your true self, as you shed the masks you’ve unconsciously worn, you’ll discover a freedom like no other!
It manifests as a deep knowing which comes from beyond the mind. It’s an experience of the very essence of who You are.
The cost is your willingness to go within; to practice self honesty and love; and to allow the old layers of yourself to keep falling away.
As you do, your experience of life changes. You’re now walking in tune with the will of the Universe and your Spirit.
But don’t just take my word for it.
This awesome way to live is available to you right now!
All you need to do is be willing . . .
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