It doesn’t matter where I am or who I’m speaking to, there’s one question I get asked constantly:
“How can I feel more comfortable being me?”
It takes a lot of courage to ask this, because it forces you to get REAL & raw with yourself.
Today’s KIR video is all about busting out from behind those masks we put on, so check it out & listen up:
Hey Vasavi! I love you you are so genuine and real. You aren’t called the Keepin’ It Real Guru for nothing, and I really look forward to your weekly videos. So thank you! Here’s my question. I know deep down that I am waiting to be unleashed. I feel like most of the time, I am wearing a mask. It’s scary for me to just be me. It’s been so long where I can just be myself that I’m starting to forget who that even is. How do I just be me?”
There’s one main reason why so many people are afraid to be themselves: societal conditioning.
We spend our entire lives learning there are rules we need to follow, lines we can’t cross, and things we shouldn’t say. We start to believe if we don’t obey these guidelines, we won’t be accepted, approved of, or loved. So we hide ourselves. We push ourselves to fit in and meet everyone else’s standards, because we’re so terrified of being shunned or shamed.
And worst of all, when we’re constantly an altered version of ourselves, we slowly but surely start to forget who we really are.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Watch the video now to get the steps you need to start living as the authentic, totally unadulterated YOU.
Warning: expect to break a few rules. That’s what liberation’s all about, baby!
How about you? Do you feel at ease being 100% yourself, all the time? Or are there moments you dodge behind masks too? Get real with me in the comments below, I always love to hear from you guys.
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