Who Am I? If someone asked you that question, what would your answer be? To many people, it might be that I’m a wife, a mother, a friend and the list could go on and on and on. While you may be all of these things, you are identifying yourself through the view of another person. Go deeper…..who are you? How do you want to be seen in this world? Can you take off all the masks and allow the authentic you to be seen?
I am a loving soul. I choose to show up viewing the world through a glass half full approach. I’m an optimist. I try and see the bright side of any situation. I continue to learn, grow, and evolve into the very best version of myself. I will no longer hide behind the ideas of what other people think I should be, act, or think.
While not every day is full of perfection, sunshine and rainbows, if you choose to look at each circumstance you find yourself in through the lens of love, you begin to see things differently. You feel differently. You begin to see a new perspective in each situation you find yourself in. You become happier. You distance yourself from unhealthy and toxic relationships.
When you choose the path of self growth and enlightenment, there will be people in your circle who resist, threaten and sabotage the possibility of your self improvement. You could potentially find yourself dealing with anger, jealousy and resentment. Maybe your own self improvement makes them look at themselves and their own faults. Maybe they’re scared that your own change will result in them no longer being in your life.
"Your biggest commitment must always be to yourself." ~ Bridgett Devoue
At the end of the day, you and you alone are responsible for your happiness. No one else is going to do it for you. Nor, is anyone going to make your happiness and wellbeing at the top of their priority list. The people you surround yourself with either raise or lower your vibration. They either build you up or knock you down. They are your greatest cheerleaders or they’re your "Debbie Downers" - always willing to point out your faults.
While that might seem like an “unhappy event” to remove people and things from your life, honouring what is best for you and your highest good might mean closing doors and opening new ones. It might mean walking away from situations that no longer serve you.
Make no apologies to those who don’t support your own evolvement. These people held a place in your life in which they served a purpose, taught you a lesson or vice versa. Not everyone or everything that is in your life is always meant to stay. Identifying these people and situations in your life is critical to your health, wellness and happiness.
Are there people in your life that are sabotaging your happiness and growth??