I love to hear the inspiring powerful presence you have. Keep up the amazing work, women need you!
~ Lisa Nichols
It was a breath of fresh air. I began to realize that the freedom I felt/experienced on the coaching call was something I was created to enjoy and able to have in my life on a daily basis.
~ Chantel C.
Vasavi has a compassionate and caring style of coaching with the perfect level of toughness that allowed me to push myself toward my intended outcomes.
~ Melissa R.
This post was originally written in March 2014. I haven’t written in a while. Mostly because I have been completely absorbed with my Self. Now usually I wouldn’t admit that (out loud). The truth is since I’ve moved to Austin and started culinary school at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, I haven’t made time for anything else. Being Self-absorbed is a full-time job. Before I go any further, let me define “Self-absorbed” in the context I am writing about: Self-absorbed: Taking the time to look within. Noticing and approving of (as opposed to judging and making wrong) your thoughts, feelings, and actions. A few days ago a classmate of mine told me to get over myself after I shared that I carved my initials on the bread I made.
Those who know of it speak of it not, those who speak of it, know it not.
I’m writing this with trepidation and fear that you may not like me, trust me, or find me credible after reading what I’m about to share.
I started this post with the quote above because the truth is, I speak and “preach” a ton.
But the truth is, the girl in the mirror is not me.
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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Our mere being is a mirror for others. And vice versa.
I made a list of all the reasons why people will not like you. ever.Continue reading.
1. you are driven. you reflect their lack of motivation.
2. you are passionate. you reflect their lack of purpose.
3. you take action. you reflect their stagnancy.
4. you have integrity. you reflect their dishonor.
5. you speak your truth. you reflect the lies they tell themselves and others.
6. you are kind. you reflect their meanness.
7. you are fun. you reflect their worry and anxiety.
8. you are happy. you reflect their misery.
9. you forgive yourself. you reflect how they punish themselves.
10. you listen to your intuition. you reflect their lack of trust in their spirit.
11. you are compassionate. you reflect their indifference.
12. you love yourself. you reflect their fear.
Point: Keep on keepin’ on. You’re doing something right.