Comfortable With Yourself

 

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“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
Mark Twain

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Life often feels like one giant contest. Our society is constantly pointing out who’s the prettiest, the smartest, the most successful, and the best dressed – who determines those standards, anyway?

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Imagine being so comfortable in your own skin, knowing with the utmost clarity exactly who you are and feeling eager to lovingly, proudly share that authentic you with the world. Imagine being sustained by an inner source of joy – not the smiley, fluffy sort of happiness we sometimes associate with the word ‘joy,’ but the rich, substantial joy that comes with self-knowledge and self-appreciation.

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Being truly yourself is vital. Look at ways to better understand who you really are – not just who you routinely consider yourself to be, the person you usually show the world – but who you are in the deepest recesses of your authentic heart and soul.

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I believe by becoming more authentic we open ourselves to more – joy, success, to better health and energy. You are not doing this to better serve the world; you are doing it to better serve you. But it also happens to be the best way to serve your loved ones and the world as well.

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Being comfortable with yourself means not comparing yourself to others, and feeling OK with whatever choices you make in life. It can mean accepting how you look, being happy with how much you weigh, having good self-esteem, liking where you are at in life… the list goes on. But at the core of it all is the sense that you are fine just as you are. When you are truly comfortable with yourself, you do not feel the need for comparisons, and you do not feel the need to do things simply to impress others.

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Spend time alone…. an evening or a weekend alone, because in order to be comfortable with yourself, you first need to be comfortable just being. Remember when you are comfortable in your own skin…you are truly radiant.

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Find time to just be yourself today.

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“The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are– bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling- when you don’t feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.”
Charles B. Handy

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