They do as they please when they please. They know how to get what they want/need. They know that crysing will get their wet stinky diaper changed, will get food when they are hungry and they will get loved and held.
Young children are naturally curious and wondrous about the world around them. They take joy in the simplest of things – like chasing a butterfly. Their mission is to explore and do whatever feels right and good …. They are being their authentic self.
And then they begin to learn boundaries. Everyone knows that one of the first words a child learns is “No”. This is the first sign that they must conform to the people and the world around them. They learn what is “expected” of them. The morals, values, beliefs, likes and dislikes of their parents, older siblings and other family members and friends begin to get ingrained in their little minds as FACT.
AS they grow many children are not encouraged to use their imagination or share their feelings. They are told how to behave, think and act.
The Journey to Your Authentic Self begins with exploring these morals, values, beliefs and dislikes. Some of the most common beliefs passed down deal with money, religion, education, career, politics, diet and general lifestyle.
- Why do you eat the food you eat?
- Why do you dress the way you dress?
- Why do you handle money the way you do?
- Why did you enter into the profession you’re in?
- How often do you do things because they are expected of you?
- Do you seek the approval of others before making decisions?
- What are your political beliefs?
- What are your religious beliefs?
- What type of pets do you like?
- How do you celebrate holidays?
How many of these beliefs came from your parents? Does everyone believe the same way? What would happen if you explored other options? Even though these beliefs may have been passed down for generations – it doesn’t mean they have to be true.
The Journey to Your Authentic Self can be both thrilling and scary at the same time. It can be difficult to “let go” of beliefs that you have held on to your entire life. But what’s waiting behind the other door can be so much more exciting.
Know that you will never arrive …. The Journey to Your Authentic Self is a lifelong process. Learning to listen to your inner voice and becoming the person you were intended to be brings with it self-confidence, happiness and peace.
Your personal growth and willingness to learn and try new things is what will bring you joy. Growth is good. How much have you learned and grown in the past ten years? Would you want to be the same place emotionally and intelligently that you were then?
The Journey to Your Authentic Self is about listening to your inner voice, taking responsibility for your life, setting goals and taking action to accomplish them. It’s about being who you want to be ….
Are you living the life that you desire?
Are you ready to take 100% responsibility for your life?
Begin your journey now and Discover Your Authentic Self