The world has been informing us of how to be right from when we were babies. We’ve learnt from our surroundings and imbibed its values. Along this journey, we might have created an image of the ideal version of ourselves that we think the world wants us to be. We try to be that version of us, to be perfect as the world sees perfection, and we obsess over how people perceive us.
The cost: A disconnect between who we are on the inside and who we are trying to be on the outside. This causes an internal conflict which could manifest in so many ways, like procrastination, overwhelm, hopelessness, and the question, ‘what’s the point?’. This can also show up in physical manifestations like sleeplessness, aches, and pains, changes in appetite, palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness.
We have found from our personal and professional experiences that allowing that light within ourselves to shine unhindered and brighter by the day brings deep rewards like undisturbed peace, generous love, gratitude, and joy.
This journey begins with self-awareness of who we are and what our unique light looks like when it is not colored by the external world.
Why should we do this?
Because, when it is allowed to be itself, our light warms our souls with happiness. It also gives light to help the people around us discover their own radiance. It’s almost like a candle lighting another candle that lights another. It’s a beautiful thing to witness.
- When was the last time you felt at ease and experienced freedom? What did that feel like?
- In what areas of your life do you find yourself needing to fit in?
- What would have to change for you to be able to bridge the gap between who you are on the inside and outside?
If you’d like to take the next step towards igniting your inner light, coaching can be a phenomenal tool that will accelerate your growth.
Onwards, Upwards and Inwards!