How many of you out there are really DOING what you want, BEING who you want and SAYING what you want? Not doing what you think is right for you, or what you think you SHOULD be doing, but really doing what your whole heart wants?
As long as I can remember, I do believe I have lived from the heart and have always done what I have wanted to do as well as said what I needed to say. I take pride in being authentic. I recall my mother saying to me often as a child “Think before you speak,”…… I guess I sometimes didn’t always have a filter! The difference as an adult, I hope I have a little more respect in how I handle things.
Speaking your truth and standing up for what you want are very empowering actions. It’s sad that many people out there are not doing what they want, let alone speaking up for what their hearts want/believe. Many are not doing the jobs they truly want to, nor are they even living where they want to; more importantly, there are a handful of people who sadly are living in relationships that they don’t even want to be in. All these actions do not create an authentic you, and it really saddens me to think that people get to the end of their lives, only to at that moment look back and contemplate what they wish they had of done
The saying, “The heart wants what the heart wants” applies to so many different scenarios. No one can judge you or your heart for what you want to do. If it feels right – then do it. Go out there and get what you want and live your dream.
When you sometimes find yourself in a situation where you cannot stop thinking about someone or something, then you are creating huge momentum. Providing you are in a positive place, then roll with the ideas and follow through on what you’re thinking. For those kinds of creative dream, states can lead you to new jobs, new relationships, inventions and all sorts of wonderful new opportunities. It is just having the courage to know what is happening in these moments and to then act in a confident way.
I fully appreciate that to be authentic takes courage. Sometimes when others are involved, we can be afraid of letting them down if we do what we actually want. Doing what you want may not make everyone happy, but that is something others need to accept. Or you may sometimes have to reassess your relationship with those people if they are not supportive of your desires. I don’t feel anyone has the right to stop you from doing something. It is totally your choice as to whether you allow yourself to do things to please others or not.
I was always taught by my mother, to be honest. Maybe I am too honest sometimes, but all I know is that if people don’t like who I am, I am totally fine with that; no one is forced to be in my life. I think when you have practised a fair amount of self-development, you get to a point in life where you really have no choice except to honour your own heart. Some may call it selfish, I prefer to call it “SELFULL”. Putting yourself first takes confidence and courage but believe me your heart will never let you down.
Some may think I have done some risky things, made some crazy choices and took some bold steps, but every single one has always been heart-driven. I have walked this life being open and transparent, and I am happy with who I am and with all the choices I have made. I don’t look back with regret on the things I have done; I look back with the knowledge that they were all done at the right time and in perfect alignment. Plus, they have all led me to where I have needed to be.
So, take a minute, take a breath. Sit and relax and ask yourself, “Is this who I want to be? Am I being my true, authentic self?” If you were lying on your death bed, would you be happy with how you have played out your life?
Life is not a rehearsal; you only get one chance! So be real. Do what you want and do it with a smile!