Being your “true self” sounds so simple at face value. However, just like most slogans, the concept gives a quick sugar rush when repeated, but then tends to get crowded out in the daily sensory overload.
Deep inside we all yearn to be connected to our essence; It is the very fuel that drives our brilliance. As life happens though, the sense of self gets forgotten or becomes a casualty of a well intended effort to fit into our current environment. The following quote I picked up on Facebook really brings it home for me:
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” (Einstein; although as I was Googling this quote, I found out that the author is not so certain after all:)
So how do we reconnect with our “true self”? Obviously, there is a ton of good advice out there. Just like all journeys, it all starts with a first step. For me, that first step was giving myself permission to honor what the little voice inside is telling me … No matter how silly or ludicrous it sounds. Think of it like being asked to dance: If you refuse the offer enough times, at some point you will not be asked again (great analogy I picked up in a Creativity class I took at Houston’s Jung center)
So set an intention to tune into your inner frequency and open your mind to a whole new world of possibilities!