Staring at the view from my hotel room, I became mildly melancholic, pondering on some of life’s deeper issues. It can be such a challenge to be who we really are in the world today. Can you relate? But then who is that person that you really are when you are alone with your most intimate of thoughts? Not the person you think you should be because you are good at something, not the person who people at work tell you to be, not the person that your parents/friends think you should be and not the person you tell yourself you ‘should’ be even though your thoughts are often about becoming something else. I have received some lovely messages and comments from many of you who want to be doing something other than what you are doing now. Mostly it is about career change to become a baker or pastry chef, but often something else, but in all cases, you tell me there is an undercurrent of mild unhappiness and not feeling ‘quite right’ in the current position of work, etc, that you are in.
Oprah is one of my heroes. There are many amazing people who are doing the personal development thing with gusto and improving the lives of many. But it is Oprah who has always tugged the most at my heartstrings. What an incredible woman who has been through her hardships and triumphs, and I am sure like most of us still continues to battle with some challenges today. The main thing which resonates with me about Oprah is her authenticity. The power to be you. This quote fills me with encouragement about living a life true to myself:
“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier” Oprah Winfrey
Do you have an itch you want to scratch? something which you have always wanted to do but not done yet? It could be a hobby, a new career path, living in a different country, telling someone you have secretly loved how you really feel and so much more. It sounds twee and it is easy to simply think about living a life with no regrets, but how wonderful it would be if we could really put this into practice! Do let me know your thoughts on this. Big love
Have a wonderful day!