This has been going well. I enact this goal mostly in situations where there is a discussion going on, one-on-one or group. Knowing that my point of view is unique to me, I relax and tune into and express my perspective as I am clear about it.
Feeling true to myself, I am less swayed to defer if others express another view, knowing that diversity is the way of things. I don’t have to be like another to avoid the feeling of conflict. Not that there is a sense of a battle, but peaceful difference in my heart. Not that we are essentially different – we are all one, each contributing to flesh out the whole’s magnificence.
Each one of us is unique, and yet we are all connected, all one.
...rather than just imbibing the ideas of the author, which often seems to feel like my truth, given the books I choose, I will deliberately consider that it is unlikely that the ideas are exactly aligned with mine and I will clarify my own truth. Stop falling for others’ truth, no matter how persuasive!
My unique piece is not in the world. It is up to me to give it. I will likely not see it when I look out at the world. This is as it should be.
And, others may not recognize it when I do give it, because it is not among their known categories of what can be. There may be little approval or validation for it.
Although there are many ways one might approach this goal, for me, at this time, this goal means to find and express my unique point of view when others around me are speaking, and at other times.
My habit is to gloss over or forget about the fact that I might have a particular take on what is being discussed and just agree or say,”yeah, right.” To find my own truth takes too much energy and self-valuation, it seems.
I have learned that each person is unique and has a unique angle on things. Genuine, full agreement is simply not the way life is ultimately constructed. Everything that occurs is just a call to bring forth my truth. What a possibility!!