Following on from the other articles that I wrote on this theme, I wanted to cover another subject that is often spoken about. So, just as someone can be told that ‘they just need to love themselves’, for instance, they can also be told that they just need to embrace their true-self.

When someone is told this, it could show that they are not living a very fulfilling life and/or that they have a strong need to please others. The key will be for them to embrace who they are.

A New Start

Once they do this, it will be possible for them to tune into their needs and then to live a life that is worth living and/or to no longer please other. Ultimately, they are not on this planet just to make up the numbers.

Thus, the sooner they are able to embrace who they are, the sooner their life will reflect who they are. When this happens, all that does not match up with who they are will gradually fall away.

A Simple Process

Upon hearing this, one may find that they are able to embrace their true-self and that their life soon starts to change. It can then illustrate that one just needed the right guidance in order for their life to move in the right direction.

This is not to say that there won’t be moments when they feel uncomfortable; feeling uncomfortable is part of growing. The main thing here is that one stays with this process and doesn’t allow themselves to revert back to how they were.

Another Experience

Conversely, one could find that hearing this doesn’t have much of an effect on their life. What one may find is that revealing their true-self, and allowing it to define their life, is something that causes them to experience immense fear.

It can then be as if it has been suggested that they allow themselves to be seen in a war zone. This is not going to feel safe; what will feel safe is hiding who they are from most, if not all, of the people in their life.

A Different Scenario

If one is not overloaded with fear, what they may find is that they are disconnected from themselves. It is then not going to be possible for them to connect with their body – the area where their true-self will be found.

What this is likely to show is that they are carrying a fair amount of trauma in their body, and this is why they are unable to connect to it. Their mind will have disconnected from their body as a way to defend itself against pain that is being held there and their body will have hardened; the alterative would be for their mind to be overwhelmed with pain.

Final Thoughts

It is then clear to see that it is not always going to be easy for someone to embrace their true-self. They may be able to slowly reveal this part of themselves, or they may need to work through a lot of trauma before this can take place.

And, if they are out of touch with their body, they will have to break through their defences and then to work through their pain. This is something that can take place with the assistance of a therapist or a healer.

Author's Bio: 

Teacher, prolific writer, author, and consultant, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over two thousand in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.

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