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[Reclaim Your Life Nuggets] Who are you really?
October 20, 2013

October 20, 2013 | Issue #010 | Sign up for this ezine

Welcome to another issue of 'Reclaim Your Life Nuggets', where we hope you are up to date with the nuggets you've been given so far.
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Today we focus on the 'Your' aspect of Reclaim Your Life, and we'll start with posing a question for you to ponder:

How true are you to your authentic self?

This question is just for you, and to make the most out of it - be truly honest with yourself here.

"To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."
~ e. e. cummings

This quote may be a bit harsh, though it does reflect the reality of many of us, and being genuinely true to yourself is key.

There's no escaping the fact that we are all conditioned/ programmed by certain society codes of behavior and thinking. It's an inevitable part of being human in this world.

The indication to question this conditioning would be our emotions.

We were all born with an emotional guidance system within us. Some of us become very good at suppressing it, but that does not mean it is not there. Anything that doesn't feel quite right should always be questioned and clarified within.

We are surrounded by people who have certain expectations that affect us, directly or indirectly. Sometimes those people use control and manipulation tactics to get us to live up to those expectations, and needless to say that this becomes one of the foundational blocks in our self-esteem.

But the real question for you would be if the life that you are living now is really and truly a reflection of your own authentic self or of somebody else's expectations.

If your inner emotional guidance system gives you less than 'honestly happy' with your answer to this question - I'd encourage you to keep pondering until you get clarity - first and foremost for yourself.

A very common thing we do is find reasons and excuses to make ourselves believe that we are 'all good' as a kind of a 'survival' mechanism, so I'll ask again here "are you really?"

Getting this true clarity for yourself is a fundamental step on your journey to reclaim your life.

Yes, the answer may raise lots of other issues when it involves not being true to your authentic self, but because so many of us 'lose' who we truly are along our life's journey - if we feel the need to get back on track, it's essential that we're clear on this very important question.

"We are all born originals. Why is it so many of us die copies? "
~ Edward Young

Have the courage to know who you really are. We are here
to help and support you if it raises a challenge for you.

Stay tuned for our next Reclaim Your Life Nugget and remember...

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