For so many of us (myself included), it is hard to show up day in and day out as our true selves. Not giving weight to what others think or say. Not falling into the habit of pleasing others and instead aligning ourselves with our integrity first.
Its a challenge. We've been told what is expected, acceptable, and praised since we were oh so little. And breaking free of that conditioning in favor of stepping into this world as your most authentic, truest self is no small feat. But, quite possibly, the most powerful form of self-care. So here is my reminder to myself, and an invitation to you.
I Come As I Am.
It's not my business whether you like me ... or not. Whether you resonate with what I have to say ... or not.
My business? My responsibility? Its to step into the fullest version of myself as possible. The most authentic. What feels right and real and allows me to accept and realize my personal power. Where my strength, peace, and gentleness lies in harmony.
You may like it, love it, hate it, or otherwise. But none of it is my concern.
I have walked through most of my life as a people pleaser, like many women do. Fearful and oh so aware of who I was disrupting and who may disapprove. I adjusted, I stepped back, I abandoned my truest form. Too aware of who was watching.
As a continual growth to connect deeper with my authentic nature, I'm working on dropping this veil. This people pleasing habit.
And if this resonates with you, I invite you to do the same. Hey, we can do it together.
Because I believe whole heartedly what this world needs more than anything else is for our authentic selves to stand up, show up, and act bravely.
Its a continuing evolution, a journey, and an unwiring of sorts.
And as I walk deeper along this path, I trust more and let go of control.
Let go of what your reaction may be. Let go of the response. Let go of the judgement. And trust that my honesty and soul is working itself out in this world in a far better way than my ego can convince me to act otherwise.
My concern is simply to try day after day to show up in my authenticity and not waver. To spend time knowing what that means. To take in others opinions with curiosity, but not be the source of a course correct.
And thats more than good enough. It will change the world. When we let go of control and the external power of what others may think, of what others may say, and search for something far greater.
Our internal power.
What does "I Come As I Am" mean to you?