Allowing and Being yourself

“Don’t search outside yourself for answers, for they are always within.”

I have just finished an amazing book that was given to me by a friend called, “Dying to be me” by Anita Moorjani.  I highly recommend it to everyone.

It is an inspiring story of her journey from cancer, to a near death experience, to a true healing.  I couldn’t put it down and it has inspired me to live life fully, by loving and accepting myself exactly as I am!

She explains how the external world mirrors what we feel about ourselves and so we attract only what we believe.  This can be challenging for us, as we often don’t want to believe that those around us or the circumstances we are in, are the result of what we believe about ourselves.

‘There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”.  ~Anaïs Nin

By letting go of any negative self-judgement, we allow our world to transform; and as it does so, we will be able to feel greater and trust more.  The more we are able to trust, the more we are able to let go of trying to control the outcomes in our life.

When we stop judging ourselves, we will also stop criticising and judging others.  Our attitude stems from how you feel about yourself and what we tell ourselves everyday.

Seeking approval from others and doing things out of fear was exactly how the author was living her life before her near death experience and healing.  When we become aware how important the approval of others is in our daily decisions, we can become conscious of changing that belief, of letting it go and ‘become happy being ourselves.’

She encourages us in the book to believe how magnificent we truly are and how we limit our potential when we cannot believe this truth.

Life is always changing and so can we, when we allow new thoughts and beliefs to come in.  Staying in the ‘comfy’ zone of life will never challenge us to grow and move forward into our true potential.

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to accept and love yourself exactly as you are now.  Don’t resist the flow of life.  Trust that you will always be looked after when you ‘allow’ instead of control. 

Challenge yourself to read and do things that you find difficult, or you may never acquire deeper insights into what you believe.  I have found the things most worth reading or doing are precisely those that have challenged my convictions.

Be true to yourself and allow that truth to be seen by others! We are all searching for love and acceptance… but it must begin with YOU.

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4 thoughts on “Allowing and Being yourself

  1. Karen,
    Beautifully written. I love when Anita Moorjani said “live your life fearlessly”. How wonderful if we could all strive towards this. To be fearless is being brave enough to really examine our true self and share it with others.
    Melissa

  2. Thank you, Karen. A few weeks ago, maybe more, I saw the TED Talk from Anita Moorjani, which was both inspiring and really lovely. So I enjoyed the synchronicity of following a link from your more recent post to this one this morning. 🙂 Blessings, Jamie

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