There Will Never Be Another :You:

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are-

Does our reflection in a mirror define who we really are? What about the mirror at work, in the car, the one that magically adds twenty pounds at the department store? Becoming uncomfortable in some way or another with our own behavior, as our thoughts and emotions gradually take over. This discomfort, what we feel out in public, maybe Is another other aspect of who we really are, perhaps this is even our authentic self?!?

How do we know which reflection is real? Thoughts and feelings that originate from the authentic self, while uncomfortable at times, also bring us peace when we pause to listen, and accommodate the wishes of this kind and gentle voice.

As someone who has felt guilty about my appearance in one way or another throughout life, I begin to feel deep resentment even as I’m feeling guilty. I find myself uncomfortable with this resentment because it isn’t “kind” nor is it any “good This identity I’m striving for. Although, if I begin to see that the resentment is actually telling me that I’m doing “things” out of guilt and a false sense of responsibility, that I don’t quite have the compassion to accommodate, or even the desire … I might even allow it to help me choose to stop obeying the guilt as if it were the only right thing to do.

After a few moments, a deep breath or two – Peace, and this Peace is all the evidence I need of my true authentic self.

Daily Meditation:

At what point do we stop asking what is right in our lives, and  start asking what is real?

CultFit Dock


9 Comments on “There Will Never Be Another :You:”

  1. Maria says:

    Thank you so so much for these words. It got straight into my heart!

  2. sara says:

    Emotions are definitely our signposts – they key is figuring out where to!

  3. katelon says:

    Many people spend much of their time cataloging what is wrong with their lives, their bodies, etc. instead of what is right, wonderful, admirable, and real. Gratitude helps me do that…the realness, goodness…not the wrongness.

    • CultFit says:

      Cataloging … an innocent little word, that perfectly captures many moments in our lives. When I get away from the computer this weekend, away from work and the rigors of daily life … I would like to sit and “think” some more about cataloging. I’m going somewhere with this although I’m not quite so sure where it is leading me 🙂

    • katelon says:

      Cataloguing….:)…it’s just my word for what you were describing in your post. Glad I inspired you.

  4. chelseyyoga says:

    At times my practice turns into being grateful for what isn’t perfect in life. Grateful for what is real.
    This meditation/post is a beautiful reminder of that practice, thank you.


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