Give Yourself Permission to Be You
Happiness and personal empowerment are only a perceptual shift away!
The reason why so many of us suffer, is because we believe that we are part of a world conceptually created by those who have come before us.
We were taught from pretty early on that we needed to fit in, or adhere to various societal standards. Everything from the way we spoke to our physical appearance needed to be a certain way to be considered ‘good’.
While there is a common thread of likeness with every human being on the planet, you are the only you there has ever been, or will ever be. You're supposed to be the way you are, and you are more than good enough. You are not going to fit into someone else's mold, and you were never meant to.
We start to feel inadequate when we agree that there is something wrong with us, or we need to be different. To experience life to the fullest we need to stop supporting societal projections of inadequacy on the women we are.
Are you grammatically incorrect?
Do you curse too much?
Do you enjoy wearing white after Labor Day?
Do you have some quirkiness going on?
I'm going to give you permission right now to just be yourself. The most empowering position in life is to embrace who you are, exactly the way you are. This idea will either make you feel liberated, confused or angry. If you feel some other emotion besides personal freedom and empowerment, this book will help change your perspective.
I have a unique personality and sense of humor. Since I was a small child, I have been told on occasion that I was strange. This made me feel bad about myself and insecure as a person. I often watered down my persona to an edited version that I guessed would be more lovable or acceptable to others. BOR-ING! Not only did I bore myself, but I started to feel resentful over the idea that I needed to be different to be an acceptable person. The idea that I needed to be different did not sit right with me. The idea that you need to be different should not sit right with you either.
Now that I’m an adult, I love and appreciate those parts of my personality. Being quirky is divinely human and makes me interesting.
Now I’m going to address self-judgment. Whether you are consciously aware of this or not, there is a little nagging voice in the back of your mind constantly telling you that you need to change or be different than the way you are. This creates a constant undercurrent of stress and anxiety, which keeps you in a perpetual state of discomfort.
This mechanism can greatly diminish your ability to enjoy life. To start taking pleasure life more fully, one of two things needs to happen:
You can accept and embrace yourself the way you are. This choice requires that you position yourself the internal nagging until it dissipates.
You can make a conscious decision to create changes as long they are within your physical and financial means. This option requires follow through and diligent work to achieve. If you are not big on follow through or diligent work, then I suggest you stick to the first option.
This is where the technique of positioning comes into play. Instead of being an inadequate and dysfunctional pawn in someone else's world, you will learn to position yourself as the Queen of your world. In this world you have the opportunity to create the life experience you choose.
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