by Carrie Hart -
Reasons to Be Yourself:
Be and express who you truly are. There are several wonderful advantages to letting the world see your shine, your glow.
The first is health.
You have inside you a tuning fork that vibrates to your true note. And when you are trying to sing someone else's note, your body vibration is out of key and can find no ease, no peace or grace. Sing your note, and your body begins to vibrate in beautiful harmony with your true being.
The second is direction.
You have a compass inside, a compass that points to your truth. And when you are being truly yourself, you always know exactly what to do and say, for the truth is right there in front of your inner eye, deeply felt in your center, written in your mind and intuition.
Everything within you points to that truth. Decisions become clear when you are living in true integrity, for your compass points the way. It is through the second- guessing of yourself, through wondering what others want from you, that you become confused and lose your way.
The Most Important Reason:
Perhaps the most important reason to be yourself is this: when you are truly yourself, expressing yourself fully in what you do and are, then the people who are looking for someone exactly like you can find you.
You become a magnet, pulling toward you those that resonate with your truest and deepest heart and center.
Go into your center and find your truth, there, underneath emotion, in a deep pool of peace and beingness. Then bring it up through your heart, to add love and compassion and to pick up courage.
Then let it float out into the world, in grace and beauty, your truth fully expressed in words, in song, in a painting or a dance, in your work, in your loving relationships, in your laughter and in your smile. This is who I am, you sing, you say, you dance. I am here and I shine.