Have you ever had that experience where a certain theme of personal development or growth seems to be popping up everywhere you turn? I’ve been going through this lately and wonder if you can relate. The current lesson is all about this idea of “homecoming”, coming home to myself, my body, my relationships, and my life in general.
A Brene Brown quote that sums this up well: “You either walk into your story and own your truth, or you live outside of your story, hustling for your worthiness.”
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in spending our energy “hustling for our worthiness”, especially when it comes to chronic physical and mental illness (and the constant interplay between the two). So much of the work I’ve done and lead my clients through is about letting go of our prior definitions of success and how our lives should look. Many of us easily internalize the dominant views of how success, health, relationships, and even sleep should look! The result is that much of our already limited energy gets squandered trying to fit ourselves into that mold.
Are you hemorrhaging energy reserves trying to fit a square peg (you) into a round hole (unrealistic expectations)? What if you allowed yourself to redefine your life around your authentic values. I have a good feeling you’d reclaim a ton of energy and enter into a life defined by ease.
That’s not to say that this process is always easy. Oftentimes our egos are very wrapped up in achieving success per the narrow worldview. This is where the never-ending lesson of coming home to ourselves comes in. A decision made a million times to return to what works for us, based on our perfect-for-us values that continue to be shaped by our authentic experience.
There’s no place like home. ❤️🏠✨