Life is like high school…it seems like a big deal when you are in it, but when it is over, the real enjoyment begins and you truly start to appreciate the authentic delicacies of your existence. Not to discredit the gift of life as I do believe it is a journey of soul discovery and your position and place within the web, but the most gratifying thought is that it is eternal if you allow your soul bloom in spirituality and self empowerment. I do not claim to have the answers but I can give an update on my journey to becoming strong in life and it seems that I am subtly reassured of my direction along the way when life’s beauties unexpectedly present themselves to me. In this post you will find 3 discoveries that have calmed my heart and opened my eyes.
3 Discoveries to Self Empowerment
BECOMING MORE TRANSPARENT
- Practice Being the Authentic You – when you feel like you are holding back for fear of judgement, be honest and open. You may find that new relationships will bloom from others desperate to connect with people that they can better relate to. You don’t have to be lonely in your “less than perfect” life experiences.
- Eliminate Judgement from Your Capabilities – Of course we will always be capable of judging, but if you practice daily to remove this activity from your “reactions” you will experience a beautiful empathy and interest in your fellow human being… whether you actually know them or not. (Empathy has been something that I have always wanted more of…I used to feel like I was unable to truly put myself in other’s shoes, but being more transparent myself has allowed me to experience empathy in greater magnitudes and it is absolutely beautiful)
- Journal Your Insecurities – This practice actually helps. At the end of the day, …or the week if my days were too exhausting to journal…I pull out my notebook and I am completely honest with myself. I write down my insecurities as well as positives from the day/week. Then I look back on them the following week and it is crazy how most of it seems to have become invalid, not worth my worries. The main identifiers of my diffidence comes when I come across the ones that continue to sting in my reviews. These insecurities are the ones I spend more time nurturing into non-existence.
My attitude towards feelings changed when my little brother passed away 2 years ago. I remember the extreme devastation and feelings of total loss in every aspect of my life. The feeling of not being able to breath, the feeling of unfairness, the physical feeling of my heart slowly bleeding, the feeling of hatred and love, the extreme feeling of desperation. I have never felt so desperate in my life. Desperate for the answers, to fix it, to reverse the clock, for justice, to wake up. But one thing through the whole experience….I was grateful that I felt. When something like this happens in someone’s life, we are programmed to go into “fight or flight” mode. Many people shut down to the point of numbness to cope. They run from their situation so that they do not have to feel the pain, but the problem is, it will always be there waiting for you when the numbness wears off. I totally understand how some people can become addicts in effort to take away the feeling, but in ALL cases, allowing yourself to feel is more empowering in the end healthier than running. Feelings are indicators of your current mental situation but also if you embrace the feelings you will be given incite to the path that you must choose to travel.
I believe that life is about empowering yourself to achieve but to ensure that you prioritize to persevere towards the goals that truly energize a positive environment, a self discovery and a spiritual growth.
WANT MORE INSPIRATION? Here are a few books that I have found inspiring both in self development and spirituality. Download my reading list here!
Thank you so much for allowing yourself to be open to the ideas and reading!
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