Are you living your true life? Before we can answer that question we must ask what it means to live one’s true life? In order to live our true life, we must determine who we are, what we stand for, our values, our beliefs, and we must be able to identify negative outside influences as well as personal negative self-talk that shapes our self-esteem, self-worth, and ultimately the way we see ourselves.
Throughout our lives, beginning when we’re young, other people shape our lives, how we view ourselves, how we view the world, and how we feel about ourselves. These people may shape us in a positive, negative, or neutral way. Either way, we must let go of the limiting belief system of others and establish our own unique belief system that helps us to navigate our life authentically and with purpose.
Many of us were raised in family dynamics that weren’t healthy, however, we didn’t realize they were unhealthy because they’re our family. Often because of the family upbringing, we walk into other relationships now being an adult that are similar in nature to our family relationships. We repeat the same toxic pattern because more often than not we’re unaware of the toxic nature and completely unaware of the pattern and most importantly that we have the power to end the cycle. To live your true life you need to understand why they are toxic and to be able, no matter how addictive the relationships are, to let them go.