…and that can be a good thing.

“If it did turn out the way I had planned, my 14-year-old self would have destined me to be living in the Swiss Alps, making cheese, and married to Keanu Reeves. My lack of geography knowledge and my severe dairy allergy makes two of these things sound really dumb now at age 34…”

That was a statement from a friend of mine, as she was reflecting on her past.

How many of you have been stuck on what you thought would be the best path for you, but life’s circumstances didn’t happen the way you had hoped?

Brené Brown’s book “Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” addresses how to live wholeheartedly without regret of pining over who or what we thought we should be.

Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning with a sense of gratitude to embrace what the day ahead will bring.

People tend to lose themselves by not being authentic and truly listening to their inner voice of wisdom. Their lives become a reflection, a mirror image of how they think they are supposed to be based on someone else’s opinion—how we think others would judge us or even the skewed judgment of oneself. We become slaves to that type of thinking.

All thoughts are just made up in our mind…

What type of thoughts do you want to live by?

Communication begins with self-talk produced at the conscious level, which then reruns those thoughts at the subconscious level. Therefore, be kind to yourself so that your inner voice hears words of gratitude and love, and then truly listen.

I wonder how surprised you will be when your innate, authentic self of happiness begins to shine.

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA