“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder
I know from experience that measuring oneself up against society’s pre-written stories of how things ‘should’ be is a phony way of living. It is like renting an identity.
I have found that just being me is far more important. We are all too distinctive to fit ourselves into anyone else’s narrative and far more complex than society’s story of how it ‘should’ be happening.
In life we have to define our own meaning, create our own love and harbour our own inspiration. This process starts on the inside, no where else. Some of this can be accomplished by asking yourself the right questions. Start with these:
“Who am I?”
“What do I need?”
“How do I function best?”
“What do I have to give?”
“What’s the next step I can take right now?”
When we stop living our lives based on what others think of us, we find an inner peace. At that time, we finally see the door of self acceptance opened.
“Your journey through life and self-discovery is much like the start of a new day. As you grow, develop, and reinvent yourself, the tendrils of light tear through the darkness of your untapped potential and uncharted territory. As you learn more, discover your life’s purpose, and establish a vision for your future, the light shines through on your true self.”