Time to blossom

"The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations." -- Julie Cameron
Ah, the expectations of others. They had a huge (negative) impact on my life, how about yours?
I lived many years feeling that I had failed the expectations of others; and this certainly included my parents. Life was not great feeling like you didn't measure up. Although I accomplished quite a bit, it never seemed to be enough or in the right areas. I think many can relate. In his Idea Engineer, my mentor Dr. Randin Brons writes this week:
"Many of us unconsciously believe that we're unworthy or defective. We adopted this belief very early in our lives when the people we looked up to disapproved of our demands, wishes and behaviours. We concluded that we had to learn to be good.
Unfortunately, 'being good' usually meant giving up our own differences or uniqueness. We learned that we might get the love we wanted if we acted and felt like others wanted us to.
If we seek true joy and connection with life, we now need to remove these artificial masks and express our deep authentic nature."
Through hard work and being a follower of the "Co-Creative Process of Life Recovery", I have been blessed to find that elusive thing- my authentic self- a self that I am happy with! Through the guidance of others and the principles of the 12 steps, I am finally able to be true to myself. What a relief...finally. Want to chat about finding the same? I can be reached through www.hopeserenity.ca.

"For all those years you've protected the seed. It's time to become the beautiful flower." -- Stephen C. Paul

Author's Bio: 

ICF CERTIFIED LIFE and ADDICTIONS COACH coaching success by phone, help with addictions.