When I was in my 20’s I learned that “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” It was period of exploration of my own values and beliefs. A time when freedom was defined as doing what I wanted when I wanted.
I came to that “…just because we can…” conclusion when witnessing some behaviors that I felt were wrong, reprehensible, and yet not illegal. For instance, our technology allows us to spy, but maybe that’s not really something you feel good about doing; or maybe we have the means to clone people, but something just doesn’t sit right when you think about it…
Fast forward a few decades, and I find myself taking that adage out and dusting it off. I’ve a made a few tweaks to it, refined it in the same way I and my wine are refined. After all, we are not the same person in our 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s that we were in our twenties. (Thank God I didn’t get that tattoo I considered in my early twenties -eagads! 😉 )
Legal, ethical, or not, there are a lot of things we can do that are not helping others or enhancing our own interests, our wellness, or up leveling our lifestyle. And the reason I bring this up, is because I see too many people dis-owning their own values, going against the grain of their sense of self, backing away from authenticity like it’s a poison apple, all in favor of the status quo, even as the status quo is not fulfilling…nor is it especially ethical or helpful.
Becoming YOUR Beautiful Authentic Self, the newest course at the Winged-Women™ Academy is getting rave reviews because its sole purpose is to inspire authenticity as the vehicle to a fulfilling life. It’s such a simple concept. And its that simplicity that triggered my memory of the old adage.
When you look at your own life, are you tolerating anything that maybe you would be better off NOT tolerating?
Do you notice yourself being inauthentic under the guise of not rocking the boat or not hurting someone’s feelings?
Have you dis-owned your own needs in favor of ensuring others’ needs are met first? (That “back burner” behavior is common and deadly.)
At any rate, my thoughts are swirling around the possibilities today, and I wanted to take a moment to reach out and maybe give some seeds that may grow into something powerfully authentic. And that includes inviting you to learn more about Becoming YOUR Beautiful Authentic Self.…
Authenticity is hot. It’s attractive. And it’s rewarding. It also means not living in the shadows, and stepping into the life you desire. I hope you’ll join us in Becoming YOUR Beautiful Authentic Self.…
Get in on some of those “quick wins” that inspire you towards greatness, and help you define who you are REALLY, while you also decide what to keep and what to release. Because you CAN determine YOUR life path, on YOUR terms….
Hope to see you in the Winged-Women™ Academy.