Living Your Truth
Do you live your life to please others your partner your family perhaps or even your friends? Do you define yourself by what others think of you? Are you living in your truth or do you make your life decisions based on what others want you to do want you to be? Are you living life by your principles and beliefs or are you compromising who you are to fit in and be part of something? Have you allowed yourself to become a prisoner of other people’s expectation and projections of who you are; or are you living the life you were meant to one of personal freedom. Has the need to belong diminished your personal power and devalued who you truly are?
Personal freedom is an inalienable right; to be free and live in your truth is God’s gift to humanity. Living in your truth is a choice; we either choose to be intrinsically honest with ourselves or we become a pleaser, a pre- tender, a life liar. Some people are so afraid to embrace who they truly are that it actually distorts their inner mirror, these people lose sight of themselves; but more importantly they lose the most precious gift a human being has been given the True Self.
Within the confines of familial protocol I have seen people lose themselves and plunge into such deep depression they hardly see their way out of it. When fitting in is no longer an option; when we can no longer see ourselves belonging to the tribe life can be pretty harrowing.
When the necessity of becoming someone other than your self is the requirement for belonging to the status quo one needs to think again. Allowing societies petty constraints or cultural restrictions to impact you as an individual, and force you into a life style or religion that does not suit you can lead to serious emotional and psychological problems later on.
Parents thinking they are directing their children in the “Right Way” often ignore all the child’s natural talents and desires, and force them into a study or profes- sion that simply does not fit them. I have counselled many frustrated angry adults because of this. You must consider that perhaps being a Musician or an Actor or an Archaeologist could end up a Real Job for your child, and to deny them the right of exploration or the possibility of living out that reality could make way for an angry misplaced adult. I have counselled many whom later in life have changed their career path simply because their original profession was not the right fit.
To all parents I urge you be realistic about the person growing up before your eyes; the child you are raising and educating will one day grow to be an adult. When a parent has the foresight and wisdom to accept a child, and recognise their individuality when your child’s unique potential is given respect and acknowledgement you as a parent give your child the greatest gift of all. You give your child permission to be their True self. With this your child has a better chance at living a content and happy adult