“Throughout life each of us endures both painful hardships and soaring triumphs. Lessons are inherent in each experience if we will only listen. We grow by remaining fully conscious of the gifts we are given. Our responsibility to ourselves and the world is to seek out knowledge and act on what we learn. We must breathe deeply, trust ourselves, be unashamed, and gather strength from the lessons learned on our individual journeys to become whole.” -Diana Tiger

“It costs so much to be a full human being, that there are very few who have the enlightenment or the courage to pay the price. One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace the world like a lover, and yet demand no easy return of love. One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.” -Morris L. West.”


Are you worried about what others may think of you?

Being concerned of others’ opinions of you is a form of captivity. A mental prison constructed using false beliefs and painful experiences from the past.

The truly free and enlightened individual doesn’t require or seek approval in order to be be themselves. Instead, they accept themselves wholly and completely with gratitude.

The problem with our society is that we define ourselves by what others think of us. We are forever seeking approval and acceptance in order to determine our status in the social pecking order. This never ending quest leads us further away from the source of our own love–US!

We become addicted to being accepted by an ego driven society. Like a drug, the high wears off and we get back to the drawing board to determine what else we need to obtain or do in order to gain the approval of our peers.

We forget our innate beauty and spiritual wealth to pursue more power, more possessions, etc… Why is the confirmation of another needed in order to feel of value? We must ask ourselves: Am I giving away my power when the approval of another is required? The obvious answer is “yes.”

Crystalizing this enables us to reclaim and reembrace our authentic self.

Decide who you are and who you want to be and recreate yourself according to God’s original blueprint and not someone else’s. Remember, seeking approval from others is like weighing yourself down with anchors of fear/self-doubt. Recognize it and break the habit!

Celebrate who you are, not who others want you to be.

Cheers to you!

Rob

“If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best.” –Neale D. Walsch

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