One of the tragedies of modern times is that we no longer have respect for individuality. We live in a world that is rooted in the concept of conformity. On one hand we dull our shine and try to fit in so that people feel more comfortable in our presence. Then on the other, we spend our time trying to get people to conform to who and what we are, what we believe, expending time and energy demanding people take the same actions we would take...whether politics, religion, the cars we drive or how we do our jobs. As you look around, the environment is such that everyone is trying to convince everyone else.
Wouldn’t it be great if each of us had the privilege to show up in the world exactly as we are?
You do. You just haven’t believed it up until now. You have the power to decide for yourself who and what your life is.
And life gets better when you do.
Instead of expending energy denying yourself the luxury of showing up in the world exactly the way God created you, and even more energy trying to convince those who don’t share your same ideals and beliefs…find your tribe.
Stand firmly in who you are and find the people who share similar views, and form deep connections with them. The journey is much sweeter when your life is a direct reflection of who you are. 😉
I call this living in Alignment and it’s one of the keys to finding happiness in life. Build your life around things that resonate with you, including your job, your relationships. We waste precious energy trying to maintain a connection to things that aren't in congruence with who we are.
If you would like to hear more about this thing called alignment and the benefit of living as your true self, here are 2 episodes from my podcast Saturday Morning Chats:
The fundamental key to happiness https://tinyurl.com/j83ux98u
Affinity and why life sucks without it https://tinyurl.com/536s3xmb
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Tonya Lampley is an author and Certified Life Coach. She is passionate about living life to the fullest and uses skills learned from her work as a coach as well as lessons from her own journey to write articles providing tips for successful living and to tell stories of hope and personal triumph. Her debut novel was titled A Taste of Love and was a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist. Her short story titled Birthday Surprise received honorable mention in the Writer's Digest Short Story Contest. Her first non-fiction book Bad Men will soon be released. For more information about Tonya and her works please visit www.TonyaLampley.com.