Bull by the Horns; Authentic Self
July 9, 2020
I believe the essence of who we truly are lies in the story of our childhood, during the age of exploration, curiosity, courage, and without the influence (too heavily) of society. Imagine all of you at the age of ten. What made you laugh out loud? Who did you play with? What toys were your favorite? How did you spend your time?
Now, the age of thirteen. Similar idea. Tell me about your fears, your triumphs, your loves, and your losses?
Now, at sthe age of sixteen. Conjure up your swagger, your hair tossing, your “bull-by-the-horns cockiness,” or your feelings of insecurity. How did the world feel to you? What were your dreams? What were your aspirations?
Take the time, now, to grab a piece of paper, take a pen in hand, and write out your story. Paint me a picture. Tell me your thoughts from the point of view as yourself at the age of ten, thirteen or sixteen.
That’s connecting with your authentic self. That’s identifying your strengths. You have a picture of the fun-loving, curious, inspiring child that dwells in you and is EAGER to be set FREE to help you face the world as an adult.
Go ahead, hug, embrace, grab each other’s hand and step into the world, ALIVE, connected, and supported by your authentic self! You can DO IT! Whatever IT is!
Yours in embracing and hugging your authentic self,
Rebecca Rose, CVT
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