Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Over the past 2 days I wrote a 2 part article, What is, “Second Chance to Live”?. The 2 images that I used were puzzles with the caption, Finding What Works Best For You.
Through my process and for many years I attempted to fit into a truth that other people wanted me to own.
With my awareness, I started to ask myself, “Are You Living Your Truth or Trying to Live Someone Else’s Truth?” In asking myself this question, it dawned on me that I could live my own truth.
As I asked this question I realized that I was attempting to use what other people wanted me to believe about myself and my reality. In the process, I discovered that I was attempting to make work, what would not work for me. After many years of attempting to fit into that “TRUTH”, I found myself frustrated and bewildered. Nevertheless, I tried all the harder, until I reached a point in time. A point in time when I realized that I could no longer live someone else’s “Truth” for me.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I reached that point in time I set out on a quest to learn how to live my truth and find out what would work best for me. Through the process, I began to realize that only I could create, own and live in my truth. Through my process, I began to realize that what worked for me did not have to work for anyone else to matter.
Not that “it” was a lie, but “it” was not my truth. The “TRUTH”, being that I could learn how to use my gifts, talents, and abilities in ways that would work for me. The “truth”, that I could own for myself.
With the realization, I began to understand the difference between what was the truth and what was a lie for me. What worked for other people was the truth for them, but not truth for me. With my awareness, I began to understand that I needed to find my own truth. I also began to understand that no one could define my truth for me — what would work best for me.
What I also began to understand was that I was the only one who could create, own and live my truth.
You are Not Alone
In the event that you find yourself asking the question of whether you are living your truth or trying to live someone else’s truth, you are not alone. For many years I had no idea that I was living a lie. Not that their truth was a lie, but that their truth was a lie for me. I am glad that I reached a point in my life. A point in my life when I realized I was struggling, unsuccessfully; to make work what was not meant to work for me. Trying to make another person’s truth work for me.
Through my process, I discovered that finding my truth just took time. Time, effort, trial, error, persistence and tenacity. And I continue to hone and tweak my truth.
In the event that you also find yourself asking the question, “Am I living my truth?, I would encourage you to sit down and answer the below questions. And as you answer the questions, answer them as though nothing is holding you back. The answers to the questions may help you begin to create, own and live in your truth.
- Am I waiting for someone to tell me what to do?
- Have I been living someone else’s truth?
- Is that truth working for me?
- Is that truth leaving me frustrated with my life?
- Does that truth leave me feeling out-of-place; like a fish out of water?
- If there was nothing “holding me back” what would I love to do with my life?
- What is my truth and how can I live my truth?
- Have I looked for a way(s) to live my truth?
- What is keeping me from pursuing my truth?
- How can I use my truth to live my life and follow my dreams?
- How can I use my gifts, talents, and abilities in ways that will work for me?
- Am I committed to finding ways to use my gifts, talents, and abilities in ways that work for me?
- How can I use my gifts, talents, and abilities to live my truth?
As though nothing is holding you back from living your “TRUTH”.
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