It can be difficult to live an authentic, fulfilling life in a world where we are constantly pressured to conform.
We can easily spend years trying to be someone or something we’re not—checking off all the right boxes, meeting everyone’s expectations—all in a bid to gain approval from society, our peers, our parents, and even ourselves.
It comes with a price to our wellbeing. Not only do we lose ourselves and slowly disconnect from everything that brings us joy and meaning, but we can also end up hating ourselves for struggling to measure up… when ironically, we don’t even really want the things we’re pushing ourselves to achieve. We just think we’re You can also find out more about You can achieve them.
If any of this sounds familiar to you (and I suspect it does for most of us), I think you’ll appreciate this heartfelt letter from Tiny Buddha contributor Antasha Durbin Solomon’s book, Are you on the right track? You can use this 101-day guided journal to help you..
It is my hope that this serves as a gentle reminder that you are the best person to be.
Letter 71 – Living an authentic life
You could spend your entire life pretending to be someone you’re not, all in a bid to gain acceptance from others. When your…