Be True To Your Essence
I believe that one of the most difficult challenges we face in life is to mould ourselves into the person that we truly are. Finding ourselves and defining ourselves on our own terms can be life changing. Each time we know exactly what we should do, but we do not trust our intuition, or we choose not to listen to our feelings, it’s like we are breaking little promises to ourselves and it creates a distance between us and our truest self.
Most of us end up basing our self worth on the opinions of others. We tend to attract negative energy and unnecessary drama to our lives, because we do not center our lives around something that really matters. Only when we start appreciating our own values and looking for a bigger purpose, we stop seeking personal gains and we allow ourselves to find satisfaction where we didn’t even expect. Being true to your essence requires you to put your ego aside, because your ego will never let you exercise control over your instincts and passions. Letting go of ego helps you to master yourself, and give you the motivation needed to cope with setbacks.
We shouldn’t expect others to validate us all the time. We need to learn to listen to our own desires, and to trust our own opinions. When we trust someone else to show us the right path in life, we are not taking responsibility for our own actions: we are actually disempowering ourselves. Being able to follow your instincts and make a better choice for your life is a beautiful way to live, and it is the only way to live according to your values. Work on making the choices that align with your inner essence. Favour reason over negative emotion, and remember that you are responsible for your own development and fortune.
Be aware of your mental interpretation of the word, and appreciate the things around you. Take time to consider what makes up the essence of who you are in order to renew your inspiration every day. If you are feeling lost, or if you feel like you’ve distanced yourself from your true values, you need to keep in mind that only through failure you can learn many important lessons. Avoid fixating on the past, and let yourself grow. Work on accepting mistakes and choices you've made, and forgive yourself for your past behaviour.
By focusing on building up your talents and strengths, you can truly transform the way you live your life, for the better. You can do so much more with your life if you stay true to who you are. Give yourself the same treatment that you give to other people you care about, and allow yourself to honour who you are, because no one knows you, better than yourself.