200 words, authentic, conform, Diana Schwenk, Diana's Enormous Book of Quotes, Happiness, journey, judging, life, love, struggles, talents, true to yourself
Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.
If you’ve ever tried to please everyone at the same time, you probably know firsthand how utterly impossible it is to do so.
If you’ve ever tried to toe the company line when you didn’t necessarily agree with it, you are probably familiar with that unsettling feeling you get in your stomach when you are not being true to yourself.
Yet we spend a lot of our lives trying to squeeze ourselves into acceptable societal and familial moulds because it makes life easier, things just go more smoothly if we conform to the way things are.
We wonder what is wrong with us; that we don’t see things in the same way as the majority and we struggle to become who we think we are meant to be.
Are we actually struggling against ourselves?
Fortunately for me, the older I get, the less insecure I am about living my life authentically.
Maybe our journey is more about finally unbecoming everything we are not.
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~