Reflection: Now Is the Time To Reveal Our True Selves

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Too often, some people sadly live their entire lives without knowing their true selves; a key for finding inner peace.

A famed author once said, “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself”. Regrettably, many of us unknowingly fall into the routine of behaving in a way that is for pleasing other people and not necessarily ourselves. 

Unfortunately, for millions of women, the reality is an expectation to play multiple roles as mothers, sisters, bosses, employees and everything in between.

The result of donning these multiple “hats” is that your true self becomes lost in the maze of duty and responsibility we feel we owe to other people.

Even though you may think you are in touch with your true self, you’ve only become extremely good at being the multiple personas that others in your life required of you. 

You may have lived a lie for the longest time without ever even knowing it.

Living your life as the person you want other people to perceive you instead of accepting the person you truly are is perilous for your ultimate happiness. If you are constantly trying to impress others at the expense of your own inner bliss is exhausting and will harm your mental and emotional health. 

Every person, and especially women, should routinely take the time to reflect. Determine whether they are being genuine to themselves or if they are merely honoring what they think other people need and want them to be. 

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This is not a simple task; Getting to know one’s authentic self can feel unpleasant or painful. However, no matter how uncomfortable, discovering one’s genuine identity is worth it. The reward for being comfortable in your own skin is that you will feel safer and more peaceful because you will have rid yourself of the false identities that lived within your psyche. 

Ridding yourself of the false personalities that have invaded your psyche will bring peace and joy to your identity, the only one you need to nurture.

It certainly takes a fair amount of courage to take the plunge into revealing your true self to you and those around you. You may feel that you lack that strength, however, everyone can ultimately accomplish this feat, and feel proud of the valor they probably never knew existed. 

Get to know yourself – you may become pleasantly surprised at how much you like the real you.