Opening to Your Core Essence
“You are here to occupy a space no one else can”
You can never truly excel at being something that you’re not. The disciplined effort of forcing yourself into someone else’s box will only ever get you so far.
To truly flourish in this life requires that you embrace your own unique gifts—the core essence of what makes you you.
But for many of us, we’ve spent so much of our lives clinging to the safety of the status quo that we’ve almost forgotten what that core essence even looks like.
To begin opening back up to the truth and beauty of who you really are, begin by noticing what brings a spark of joy into your life, no matter how big or small. That little burst of excitement is your soul singing out in gratitude as it is given the freedom and expression it longs for.
To get more in touch with your own core essence, try asking yourself the following questions:
When was the last time I felt fully alive, in a state of joy or flow?
What places, people, or activities make me feel most myself? What is it about these things that I find so inspiring or fulfilling?
What do the people who know me best appreciate most about me?
How am I making room for these things in my life? How could I be making more room for the things that nourish my soul and make me come alive?