Did you know you were born with certain qualities that stay with you and can be seen – no matter what? Did anyone ever say to you, I always feel so great when I’m around you, or I know I can trust you. You think to yourself, what are you talking about, I feel like I’m talking to much today or I’ve made a lot of mistakes so don’t look to me for anything.
Have you ever looked across the room and thought, that person looks interesting, I’d like to get to know them? You’ve never met and yet there is something about them that shines through.
Imagine you are standing in front of 15 people, most of them strangers. You ask what they see. They respond with words you are amazed at. Some of these words you think wow, they really know me and some of the words or sentences make you blush a little. You suspect you’re brilliant or beautiful or wise, but you would never admit it to yourself or anyone else.
I do this kind exercise with groups often and every time I am awed and inspired at what you see in each other. I know that no matter how hard you try to hide or how many crappy things you say to yourself about yourself, your essence will shine through.
To change your life: Take action. Be seen. Get support. Come unglued. Be vulnerable. Speak the truth. Do everything you can to live a full and satisfying life… Wake up while you can, you’ve got plenty of time to be dead!
I always ask about myself first so the group participants understand what I’m talking about. The same answers come every time. Peaceful, passionate, confident, graceful, loving, compassionate, trustworthy, etc, etc. When I first started doing this kind of work with groups, I was nervous, unconfident and scared… and they saw my qualities anyway. Every time people say the same things -no matter what.
This one exercise can change your perspective forever. You were born with certain qualities that can be seen across the universe! Complete strangers can see and tell you your essence without hearing more than one sentence from you.
Embrace your you-ness and live your life with unbridled authenticity. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to hide and no energy at all to be you…so stop hiding, everyone can see you anyway!
Karen Carey is a life coach and speaker who is devoted to you having the life you don’t think is possible