Who are you? Once you know the answer to this, you are free.
Posted on 9th February 2023 at 18:30
Who are you really? Do you give yourself a label?
Often we get stuck in a way of thinking, a way of being and before too long our identity is buried under many different labels, sometimes wearing so many hats the person underneath gets lost, unseen.
Stop and ask yourself this? Who are you? What lifts you, makes you feel alive? Do you take time to really see who you are and listen to what you need? When asking yourself these questions bring some compassion through your inquiry. Bringing that kindness, you often show to others - to yourself.
When stopping and taking time to look within we begin to understand who’s inside, what brings that smile across your face. What’s truly important to you, what matters, what works and what doesn’t.
Nurturing ourselves opens the gateway to freedom. With gentle loving care we notice the true pleasures in life and begin to see that it’s not the new car, the bigger house, the fleeting uplifts that bring us true joy and happiness. When we really listen, finding deeper connection we begin to see it’s that feeling, its love, it’s laughter, it’s the things you can’t see.
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.’’
Focusing on trying to change too much around us results in feeling overwhelmed. We can’t change others for they must do this themselves. By simply taking time to connect with yourself you naturally make a change within the world and are able to live and give with positivity and that all important compassion.
The way we view ourselves matters, and practising compassion we learn to suffer with, to be with and in turn love with an open heart. Gratitude follows and this cycle brings strength and love.
Taking each day one step at a time, we soon see these footprints leave impression and create the huge leaps forward we notice when looking back. These little moments are the special ones, the ones that make a difference, those that make the world go round.
Compassion is strong, find your strength here.
''Once you’ve found yourself, only then anything is possible.''
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