Cultivating Authenticity: Letting go of what people think



Hello dear one!


Authenticity is a choice that requires courage, compassion and connection.


It also requires us to let go of who we think we’re supposed to be. Especially from other people’s eyes.


Last month, I wrote about how I think of you all like the spring blooms, perfect in their own unique ways. How has that been settling within your soul?

Have you been able to release your expectations?

Have you been able to live in your truth?

Have you been able to let go of what other people think?


To embrace who we are, as a whole, can be an ongoing battle. Embracing authentic soul care means to embrace who we are.


It’s a human need to want to be liked and felt like a part of, but far too often we can allow other’s perceptions of us to cloud us from living our true authentic selves.


“Someone else’s opinion of you is NONE of your business.” ~Rachel Hollis

You are uniquely special. Your light is one of beauty, and one the world needs to see.


Remember:

  • You are perfectly imperfect. Just as you are, right now, is perfect. We are messy human beings who have imperfections. But only in those imperfections comes who you perfectly are. There is no one else in the world like you. Own your sovereign truth.


  • Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be. Maybe you were told to be a specific profession growing up, maybe you were expected to behave a certain way to be accepted, or maybe it’s who you thought you were supposed to be. Let it go. If it’s not coming from your true authentic self, it’s not worth your time.


  • Embrace who you are. Who are you today? What excites you? What sparks joy in your life? Knowing ourselves is something that is ever-changing. Just as a baby grows into toddlerhood and catapults into childhood, teenagedom, and adulthood, our inner-self grows and changes. Don’t be surprised if those answers shift over time.

I offer these questions and thoughts to navigate through letting go of what people think. Feel free to journal on these and if it feels safe, I invite you into a space for you to share them with me.


  • When do you feel most centered? Think about a time when you felt like you were most aligned. When you felt that you were living your most authentic self. If it’s hard to remember, imagine what it would feel like to live your truth with no outside chatter


  • How do you want to show up in the world?


  • What is the invitation of your soul? What sparks joy in your life? What lights you up?


  • If no one else’s opinion of you mattered, what would you be doing?


There are many outside forces that can hinder our growth in ways that we may not be able to see. Having an outside perspective is important for anyone’s growth.


Contact me to schedule a complimentary discovery call where you will leave with a good understanding of how you’re already living authentically and where we can work together to help.


Grace and Peace,

~Lea, xo

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