Three Ways To Be True To Yourself

Ian Paul Marshall —  April 22, 2010 — 6 Comments

true to yourselfHow To Be True To Yourself

Sabrina has throat problems.

Tom has stomach problems.

Peter is a pushover.

And Dorothy is a doormat.

All of them don’t know what it feels like to be true to yourself.

And because they’re not speaking, living and breathing their truths they’re suffering.

Being true to yourself is no easy task. And that struggle is part of the journey to discovering your truth and claiming it as your own.

Shakti Gawain said that, “Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.”

And it goes even deeper than this.

If you ignore your truth for too long, it begins to really effect you on a physical level.

A lot of people think being true to yourself is a negative thing. That you’re being selfish. Self-centered even. These thoughts are just way off the mark.

Imagine a time when you’ve felt your best. When you’ve radiated with energy. When you’ve really felt on top of the world.

It feels good to swim in these memories and feelings.

And I bet when you were in this zone you really effected the world. You felt good and you shared that feeling with others. Be it consciously or unconsciously. You probably got more done at your job. Were a better neighbor. I bet you were even a better lover.

It was a win-win situation for everyone.

The truth is, when we feel good, we silently bless the world with our presence. When we’re working, living and breathing our own truth, when you’re true to yourself, the world is made better because of it.

So what can you do to be true to yourself? Below you’ll find 3 simple ways to start being true to yourself.

True To Yourself In 3 Simple Steps

  1. You Are Unique – Accept
    There’s never going to be another you. Ever. You are unique. A snowflake of sorts. Start to embrace that fact. Accept yourself, quirks and all. We’re all walking contradictions in some shape and form. I like Buddhism and UFC. It is what it is. I don’t fight it. And the more that I embrace myself the better my life becomes.
  2. You Are Unique – Discover
    People throughout the ages, including Malcolm X have said, “You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.” So what are your truths? What do you believe in? What are YOUR opinions? What have you learned from your own experiences? What kind of experience have you created for yourself? What do you want to create now?
  3. You Are Unique – Share
    Do you like to sew? Write? Sing? Start to share that with the world. Embrace the fact that maybe your friends and family would rather watch the Hills than listen to your latest poem. Then go out and find some poets and poetry lovers to share your passion with.

These three simple truths can help you embrace your own personal power, boost your self confidence and start to be true to yourself. You are unique. Accept, discover and share that uniqueness with the world.

It’s not an easy journey but completely worth it in the end.

What are your tips on being true to yourself?

Be Inspirational!

Ian

6 responses to Three Ways To Be True To Yourself

  1. What if “truth to myself” isn’t so shining as you describe? What if inner me is dark? What if even I am true to myself I feel sad and miserable because that’s what I am??

  2. Hey there Svetlana! Thanks for the comments. Sadness is something that each of us has the chance to feel. But is it our natural state? Or is it influenced and induced by a different set circumstances? Is the sadness because of external events? Is it there because of internal turmoil? Go deep. Discover the root cause of this sadness. I have found that in meditation you get to touch the deep perfection that is in each and every one of us. The very foundation of our being. And it is a place filled with peace, equanimity, and joy. Unaffected by external “realities”.

  3. Being true to yourself is the best gift you can give to the people around you.

  4. VERY INSPIRATIONAL! :) I know who am and I believe this is the way man upstairs made me. I don’t want to be judge, look down at, or treating different because of my sexual orientation. How I am to live up to my truth? I want to be free.

  5. How to handle friends who constantly judge you, like I have to be friends with them because they’re part of my circle of friends…they like to put me down and make me feel like a loser for caring for the world etc.
    -I’m 15 and am going on to 1Oth grade next year.

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