We all have our inner voice, the knowing what we want, what we like and what makes us feel good. But from early on, we are conditioned to do what is expected, whether we want it or not, and this conditioning continues through our lives, in our careers and relationships. We become deaf to our inner voice; we think it is selfish to do what feels right and good if it is in agreement with what is expected.
To live a balanced and joyful life, listening to our inner self is a must. But how do we open the channel to hear and feel it?
Let’s evaluate how much we live and do in function of others. Then let’s look and see if it is really important, or if we just took the habit to please and to be accepted and loved. We love to do things for our family and friends, and we feel good about it. We live a social life that brings us happiness and fulfillment. This is not what I am talking about. I am talking about embracing other peoples’ ideas and opinions, or following trends which make us feel uncomfortable because we have developed the habit of going along.
A habit is something we think or do for a long time and the deeper it is, the more difficult it is to give it up. So let’s replace it with something we enjoy more.
Embracing another’s opinion, even if we do not agree, and accepting their decisions even if they feel uncomfortable, is not beneficial. If it doesn’t feel good, don’t go there.
You do not have to argue or put people straight. Just distance yourself within and don’t let other people make your decisions. You are strong and you know what’s best for you.
When you take your power back, you will live a happier life and you will enhance your relationships because only a happy and balanced person can live a full and joyful life.