With so many how-to's, tips, and advice out there, telling us how to live our lives, run our businesses, and even live out our morning routines... what I'm wondering is, how would it feel to break the rules?
Each one of us profoundly unique - we all have our own stories, visions, and ways of being and doing. There is only one you - and your special brand of magic? Deserves to be shared in the world. Anything less and you're not only doing yourself an injustice, but everyone around you.
Every now and then, our gaze drifts 'out there'.
We fall down the trap of comparison and drive ourselves a little crazy in the process. We stifle our own potential and truth with thoughts and ideas of what we should do, how we should show up, and how we need to do it better.
You've probably heard of the idea that our thoughts become things. Whether or not you realize it, we're manifesting all the time, and what we attract in our outer world is generally a reflection of what's happening inside.
It's undeniable - every word you speak and each thought that runs through your mind is an intention being placed into the world. It's a simple - yet unavoidable - law of the Universe. The reality is, if you're not living the life of your dreams, there may be areas of your life where you're unconsciously manifesting the opposite of what you actually want...
Self-sabotage is a bitch. We've all been down the slippery sabotage slope at one time or another. It shows its face in many different ways - but either way you slice it, it's toxicity infuses its way into our lives and leaves us feeling overwhelmed, resistant, and completely, totally stuck.
You start doubting yourself. I could never do that. I'm not qualified enough. Smart enough. Brave enough. Worthy enough.
These words from Ram Dass are currently dancing in my head, "The spiritual journey is individual. Highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth."
It's all too easy to flick through social media and witness how everyone else is showing up in their lives, and make the direct comparison to our (unfiltered) version. We witness what their journey looks like and feel like we should be showing up a certain way. Dress a certain way, follow certain trends, raise our children a certain way, live according to a set of rules we think we "should" live by. While we're at it...