I’ve been introspective this week after the tragic loss of a friend. Despite the sorrow, I have found solace by making peace with the inexplicable. Today I share what this sparked for me.
First, this solidified my belief that being true to yourself is the only path. Authenticity matters.
We cannot and should not live based on anyone else’s perception of what is or should be. We should not try to live up to anyone else’s expectations. Society, family, or friends matter but we matter first. Our values, choices and decisions are just that, OURS. Outside opinions and judgments must be left out the equation. Living one’s life in the way that feels most aligned and authentic to you is key. Honoring who we are is crucial to our emotional well-being.
Second, (but really First) LOVE above all else. Love for oneself. Love for others. Love for living. Love for those less fortunate. Love for the little things. Love for the challenges and even the struggles. When we love deeply and fully, everything becomes possible.
Connect with someone this week and let them know you love them.