“Be congruent. Be authentic. Be your true self.” Ghandi
Do you ever say yes, when you mean, no? Do you over-schedule, scatter your energy and spread yourself too thin? Do you refrain from speaking up in a group situation for fear of making others feel “less than?”
For years I worked as a volunteer with a national girls empowerment organization. So often I watched girls step in and out of their personal power by shrinking (read more). It was painful to see how the young women tried to please through accommodating the feelings of those around them--at the cost of their own needs and desires.
When we don’t speak our truth and “have our own backs,” we don’t just hurt ourselves–we create a culture that is out of integrity.
This week I’m exploring how, where and when I step in an out of alignment with myself (are my words matching my internal experience?) by exploring the question, “Am I standing in allegiance to myself?”
Interested in exploring this topic some more? Read How Often Do You Abandon Yourself?
Every Tuesday for more than 20+ years I’ve been blogging about how to come into balance through the art and science of self-care. Grab your favorite beverage, curl up in a chair and peruse my popular past posts. And, let me know how your week goes!
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