We’ve all heard the saying ‘To Thine Own Self Be True’ and most of us understand it to mean be authentic, to be honest. What we can perhaps then ask is…
- how well do you know yourself
- how willing are you to be imperfect…vulnerable
- to what extent d’you listen to your intuition and do what your heart tells you to do
- how fully do you express yourself?
Expressing our self fully comes when we feel secure within our self, when we know who we are and what we stand for, when we’re clear about our values.
When we don’t know who we are, we can find it challenging. If we try to fit in and say what will get approval, if we’re afraid to say the wrong thing or look to spare the feelings of others…. then we will not express our self fully and end up feeling conflicted within.
How is it for you? What do you need to move beyond in order to speak up, be honest and at the same time be respectful of others?
Only when we connect with the diamond within our heart, with the essence of who we are, can we be and express who we truly are.