My mom and I had a conversation that brought me into a state of thinking deeply. What does living our truth really look like these days?
In our nightly talk, she shared that this time is really serving her. She hasn’t been going out or seeing people. She has been taking time to walk outside, sit outside, and talk on the phone with family. This time has been important to her for many reasons. My father died 3 weeks ago – her husband of 64 years. She is processing this loss, without having to face people asking her ‘how are you?’ She opened up about this as the tears flowed down her face. In this space, she is allowing herself to freely feel the emotions of loss, without having to put on an external façade of strength and resilience.
We continued to discuss how this time is freeing. We don’t “have to” get dressed, or change out of pjs, we don’t feel the pressure to wear makeup, or brush our hair. We don’t feel the pressure of society to present ourselves as the so-called best external version. Even at 87, my mom exclaimed how freeing it is.
I start to think about this. Why do we feel free to be ourselves now, but when we are met with the outside world, we don’t? Are we living as two different people— the free from society version and the confined by society version?
Integrity is about living in our truth. Integrity is about being who we are each and every day. It is about showing up as we are, not as we feel we should be, need to be or have been told by society to be.
Living our truth is occurs when our inner self and outer self are in alignment, not at odds to please others or society. When these two selves are in congruence, that is when we begin to live our truth.
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How have you detached from the need to be something different on the outside? When the world “opens up” what will you take with you from this? How will you continue to show up as your true, authentic self, untouched by societal expectations?
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