So what does it really mean to be honest with yourself?
First, trust your inspiration. Do what you’re inspired to do. And if your day is filled with uninspiring things, start your journey of replacing them with inspiration. It’ll never be perfect, but it can always be better.
This path will give you lots of fun, freedom and ecstatic moments.
But you’ll also come across situations that’ll challenge you, and sometimes you will find yourself getting TRIGGERED.
Pay attention to the moments when you are getting emotionally triggered. Your job now is to stay PRESENT with the feelings that arise. If you push it aside, you’ll just create more emotional baggage that’ll manifest negativity later. After the situation, reflect on why the situation triggered you. What is it that made you react that way. How did your belief system make you hurt, angry or stressed in that situation? This will start the process of cleaning up the beliefs that’ll limit your freedom. Being present with your feelings and not resisting them will increase your emotional intelligence. This way you will learn to process emotions, and also how to process emotional junk from the past.
If you’re not happy with your life, what truths do you need to face in order for your life to change?
Look for truths that you are hiding from. And look for lies that are hiding the truths.
For example, if you’re overweight, how is that affecting your life? What do you do that makes you overweight? What is it that makes you do those things? But please, be kind to yourself. We are all lying to ourselves.
Truth is not personal. It’s not out to get you. But it’s gonna be challenging to let go of some of the lies and beliefs that are holding you back. Admitting the truth to yourself is a hard thing to do. Don’t push yourself too hard. Have a curiosity about it. “Why did I think that?” “Why am I feeling this way? Why am I reacting this way?”
The truth will set you free. Kidding yourself will keep you in prison.
Authenticity kills the fear of judgment
Often while we’re speaking and living our truths, we’ll feel so alive that thoughts of being judged won’t stand a chance.
Before I’m filming a prank, going on stage or doing something I’m nervous about, I think about how I will get judged. But while I’m doing it, I feel so alive that the thoughts of what other people think about me are flying right past me.
Open up to someone about your frustrations with your anxiety and insecurities. A family, friend or a professional.
You can also post on Social Anxiety Support forum, and open up about yourself there: http://socialanxietysupport.com.