Do you ever wonder what people would think of you if they knew the true you? In fact, do you ever wonder what you are really like underneath the surface?
Getting to know yourself is a very important step in self-awareness and building a strong foundation of self-confidence and a meaningful life. Authenticity starts with knowing who you are. Most people have no idea who they truly are and settle for who they currently identify with based on their past conditioning.
As time goes by, you become more and more distant to your purpose, passions and belief system, that it feels as if you are caught up in the rapid flow of other people’s lives and you have forgotten what yours is about!! Sound familiar in any way?
However, I can tell you that you are not your past, but who you choose to be now based on YOUR values, needs, dreams and aspirations.
If you feel repressed and that something inside of you just doesn’t feel right then it is a strong sign that you are not being your true authentic self.
When you live a life of honesty and authenticity you feel free, have strong inner power, an excitement for life and the possibilities and a strong sense of direction.
So why is it important to know yourself?
You will be happier when you can express who you are. Expressing your desires, will make it more likely that you get what you want.
When your outside actions are in accordance with your inside feelings and values, you will experience less inner conflict.
Better at making decisions: When you know yourself, you can make better choices about everything, from small decisions like which jacket you should buy to big decisions like the best partner to spend your life with. You have stronger guidelines you can apply to solve life’s varied problems.
When you know yourself, you understand what motivates you. It becomes easier to stop bad habits and then develop good ones. You’ll know which values and goals inspire you.
Resistance to social pressure. When you are grounded in your values and preferences, you are less likely to say “yes” when you want to say “no.”
Tolerance and understanding of others. Because of your own awareness you will find it easier to understand and be empathetic to others.
Being who you truly are helps you feel more alive and makes your experience of life richer, deeper, and more fun.
So ask yourself:
- Who is the real you?
- What are your values?
- What doesn’t feel right in your life?
- Where do you feel constricted and restricted?
- What is your purpose? What drives you from the heart?
And then go in search of the real authentic you and start living in a much more positive space.