"The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations." Julie Cameron
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.
"For all those years you’ve protected the seed. It’s time to become the beautiful flower." Stephen C. Paul