So much of the time we edit ourselves for people who don’t really count. A lot of the time we aren’t even aware we are doing it. Catch your thinking around what you post on Instagram for example, understanding if you might be posting as ’this generate more likes’. I’m pretty confident pornographic style yoga photo’s wouldn’t proliferate if they got zero likes…right? What would life look like if you only took the opinions of a handful of people on board?
I have a select few friends I go to, who know they have an open door to telling me if I suck, or am out of alignment. These few people I really truly value, and they know me well enough (most over a decade) that I trust their thoughts. As a teacher in self development this is really important, as you can accidentally be surrounded by a lot of wonderful people who think you’re wonderful. And we never want to drink the Kool-aid. Especially our own. So I think that having a small team of people who hold you accountable your potential BS is really important as a teacher.
For you, this might look different. It’s important though to ask, whose opinion am I truly valuing? Is it of the people whose life and values I admire? Or just someone I have had around for a long time in my life. What kinds of opinions might I be inviting in, taking on board, that are actually not relevant to how I want to live? Can I perhaps ask and get some accountability from someone I trust?
Sent with love,