Welcome to Day 24 of the 30 day challenge to be inspired by creativity to more fully step into your life. This challenge stems from the Love Glasses Revolution and their movement to help all people find the good and hopeful in life, in themselves and to create a belief system where each of us has the power to change the world. As we enter the last week of challenges, we are looking a little deeper within ourselves. Today, we look at our truth.
I am a recovered (recovering?) People Pleaser. Yes, it’s true. I know I’m in good company as I’ve had more conversations than I can count with fellow People Pleasers. We all have our reasons for falling into the People Pleasing trap, reasons which seem legitimate at the time, but are actually based in our own insecurities. A grave side effect of being a People Pleaser is it robs you of your truth. When you are busy pleasing people, courting to their perspectives, seeking approval or validation, your personal truth gets stuffed away, ignored, perhaps invalidated or totally lost, but it’s still within you. If you’ve ignored it long enough, it may take some diligent, heart-centered effort to go within and locate it. I’m here to tell you, it’s worth the effort.
It’s important to know what you stand for at the core of your being; what you are willing to take a stand for and step away from pleasing people to stand in. What do you believe in so strongly that you can break away from your insecurities and have the courage to declare?
When you discover your truth, it may be intimidating the first time you choose to own your voice, not say the thing that would please your audience, and share your unique truth instead. But there is so much power in knowing, owning and sharing your truth. No one can take your truth from you, hence no one can take your power from you. That’s the place of true living. That’s the place from which you can change the world.