We spend much of our lives asking the question “What do people want me to do? Who do they want me to be? But that is a betrayal of your inner truth. We should be investing our lives in the pursuit of discovering who we are and what we were created to do. ~ Elizabeth Grace Saunders
It starts early. Some stats show that we are told “no” roughly 400 times a day before we reach two years of age.
The jig is up on knowing your inner truth before you are even old enough to recognize that you have one. You end up with some version of feeling inadequate as a result of all those caregiver voices shouting “No!” at you all the time.
What a way to live! Trapped for life beneath a pile of crazy-making “better not, shouldn’t, and oughta” monkey-mind chatter that drowns out the cool, clear, voice of your own heart. That’s not even a little bit sexy. You end up cheating on your inner truth. How can you tell if you are cheating?
- By the level of boredom you are experiencing day-to-day.
- By the amount of inner conflict, guilt and anxiety you feel.
- By how much time you spend in the past or in the future rather than experiencing the joy, wonder, and miracle of the present moment.
It’s not always easy to face up to the fact that you are cheating by not living in alignment with your inner truth. The road to alignment is the road less traveled and it may take you longer than you think.
Because it’s the road less traveled, it may feel like a lonesome road. You may confront roadblocks. You may experience hairpin turns where you feel like you are going backwards rather than making progress.
And there’s no doubt about it, going down that road will require something from you.
Courage. Commitment. Faith. Honesty. Strength.
But once you stop cheating and start listening to your inner truth, you’ll find yourself becoming comfortable in your own skin. You’ll feel relaxed, even when others don’t appear to be on the same page as you.You’ll feel joy, gratitude and love for your life in ways you may never have experienced.
What if you could turn your life into an ecstatic, bad-ass, blow-out-the walls adventure? Would you be willing to give up cheating on your inner truth? Would you be willing to say good-bye to “better not, shouldn’t, and oughta” and hello to “I want to, I must, I will” to experience the life you deserve?
Begin by going deep – below the roiling surface of your day-to-day monkey-mind chatter – to the clear, quiet, chambers of your heart. Listen for the rhythmic sound of your true inner voice.
You may hear something that sounds crazy at first. But when you feel your spirit wanting to dance, shout, or laugh out loud, you’ll know you are onto something. When you feel your inner tumblers start to click into place, take action. And get ready for your life to change in miraculous ways.
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