A Society That Doesn’t Support Our True Self
Sadly, we have trained ourselves to live outside of who we truly are. Whether it’s because our family wanted us to be a certain way, we’re influenced by social media or social pressure, or that we simply don’t have a good image of ourselves, we tend to be someone else. Someone we think others will approve of more. We’re coping or surviving rather than thriving.
Whatever the reason, we’ve grown to believe that “fitting in” will make us feel safe (which in the end, we recognise is not the real feeling of safety we’re seeking). The illusion of safety, or belonging, might be there temporarily. But by conforming, we lose touch with our spirit, passion, uniqueness and the sense that we have an individual purpose and gift to share with the world.
When we try to be someone for someone else, we give away our power, joy and sovereignty, which leaves us feeling exhausted because pretending to be someone else, takes a lot of effort.
What we’re looking for is to belong firstly to ourselves. The rest becomes an expression of who we authentically are as we move through the various experiences that make up our lives.
We want to feel at home within ourselves, right? Much like being in pajamas with our belly out, we want to feel comfortable and free!