Choosing you is the most unselfish act you can ever do.
By choosing to be unapologetically authentic and doing that which is in your heart and those things that serve you, you in turn serve all those around you.
When you see someone who is living in step with their authenticity they have an ease about themselves. They have a glow and presence that exudes from them which gives off a sense of peace as they move through life.
When someone walks truly in their way based on their needs and desires it is the equivalent of a seed germinating. A seed needs soil, sun and water to grow, however what that seed is designed to be was determined long before it broke its shell casing. And although environment might shape the size or height of the plant, it cannot change what the seed was designed to be.
A daisy seed can never germinate into a rose.
I encourage you to follow your ideas, your thoughts and your desires. I propose that instead of questioning if what you are doing is right or if anyone will like it you pursue it with the possibility that it simply must be because it is what you desire. Trust your desires are yours to follow like the seed trusts its nature to seek the sun.
I am not saying that living in this way is as easy as it sounds or that it will be an easy road just because it is a true path. In my experience it does have its difficulties and challenges.
I have found while following my path I need to work hard at making sure those I care about don’t feel forgotten or abandoned because my path takes me away from their daily lives. I have needed to address pain I can sometimes cause because my path is different that others may desire.
On the other hand, I have been told from many that by following what I feel is my true path I inspire others to seek out their own. I have been told that my life example has opened up what possibilities exist in someone else’s life.
When we grow into what we are designed to be by simply cultivating the seed that we are, we become part of the harmony of those around us. When we play the one instrument we were given we compliment others and become a symphony with others living authentically and we provide the music for those seeking to join the orchestra of life.
I believe we all know what we want to do deep down inside but most of us have spent years talking ourselves out of it, or having others talk ourselves out of our ideas.
For the next few weeks, I encourage you to keep a little notebook with you to capture ideas or thoughts that float through your mind. When you meditate, through a question out to yourself to ponder in your stillness and see what comes from it.
Who you are is unique and the biggest gift you can share with those around you is to become that which you were designed to be. So this holiday season, let’s start with giving ourselves the gift of authenticity.