4 Strategies to Unveil Your True Self to the World
What's keeping you from living a real life?
“By taking the necessary steps to embrace your consciousness, you’ll become more open to discovering your truth.” — Jill Reid | Real Life
Feeling lost, empty, and confused?
Maybe it seems like you’ve lost touch with the person you know is deep inside — the one who’s hiding from the world and desperate to find authentic ways to connect with others.
You’re not alone. The truth is all of us, at some point in our lives, wonder when we can finally break free and live a real life — one that gives us a sense of promise and possibility.
Here’s a short excerpt from one of the stories in the Real Life book that explores th0se thoughts. I hope you enjoy it.
Who Are You — and Why Are You Keeping it to Yourself?
Most of our own thoughts remain sequestered, buried under input from outside sources—people, smartphones, computer screens, eReaders, email, books, social media, etc. Which is why it’s sometimes challenging to recognize who we really are.
And without a clear picture of our own identity—and eliminating our constant need to mask it—we may not have the opportunity to express an original thought, idea, or emotion to others. Or even to ourselves.
I think it’s because our thoughts—our personal truths—are smothered under an onslaught of confusing, conflicting, and potentially damaging influences.
And we let them in, willingly.
Beneath the rubble, we slip into a “safe” place—a sanctuary inaccessible to anyone else. And sometimes we even forget where we’re hiding or why—and we become lost in a chaotic void.
When you first meet someone, they typically know little about you aside from a visual scan. And even the most open and inviting folks will make assumptions or jump to conclusions—quickly.
If a conversation begins, it usually consists of friendly banter, exchanging names, hometowns, careers, family, and pets.
But do your answers truly reveal who you are?
In health & happiness,
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Jill Reid is the author of Real Life, Discover Your Personal Truth, Life in Small Doses, and Please God, Make Me A Writer. Her books, videos, and newsletter explore life, relationships, health, and personal success strategies for working through the challenges of everyday life.
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