You’re wasting precious life energy when you do this

Of the hundreds of images, quotes and information we see on a daily basis, some of them stop you in your tracks right? 

You have one of those “whoa….damn…hold up” kinda moments.  The message is so powerful, it wakes you up from the normalcy of your day, and begs you to listen.

I had that kind of moment when I saw this image with these powerful words.

It was as though it was written just for me and delivered when I would see it at just the right time for it to land deep in my heart.

It hit me H-A-R-D because it woke me up to the realization that I have spent so much wasted energy in my lifetime trying to get others to understand me.  What’s worse, is when I’m trying to convince myself that what I’m thinking, feeling or doing makes good logical sense. 

It can get pretty exhausting working that hard instead of simply being me.

When I go into explain-mode, it robs me of the energy I could be using to impact someone else’s life in a far more meaningful way.  Like having more patience; expressing genuine joy to another through something as simple as a hug, a bright eyed smile, a kind word. 

These and a myriad of other ways of using my life’s energy make ‘more sense’ than using my energy on convincing others who I am, what I believe and how I show up in the world is ok and acceptable.

There will always be those who don’t get you; who dislike you; who are against you, and who would prefer you change to suit their comfort level.  They don’t matter.  They really don’t.  You being YOU what matters.

I was reminded of this recently from another perspective, that is, to “do the math” to see reality for what it really is, i.e. the number of haters vs. the supporters is always lopsided in favor of supporters- so put your full focus on them.

I know that when I relax, trust, let go and simply BE ME, life moves along just as it should.  All is well. 

What about you – how much of your day is consumed with trying to explain yourself to others; trying to fit in; convincing others you’re not crazy; that your way of doing things works too; that YOU are worthy of their time, love and attention?

Can you start to become aware of when you’re doing this and with whom?  When you recognize it, stop, pause, breathe in deeply and lovingly remind yourself ‘it’s ok, you’re fine; just do you; you’re doing your best; simply trust, all is well’.

If you liked what you read here, kindly share this with your friends.  And leave me a comment letting me know how you're going to use your just-do-you energy more wisely.

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