In L’ARTISTE Mag, we’ve talked about the importance of listening to your authentic self but sometimes it can be very hard to listen to it or even to distinguish your authentic self’s voice amongst other people’s voices.
That is why sometimes you have to talk yourself into your authentic self.
It might not make sense to you right now but hear us out.
Sometimes the way that we talk to ourselves is not the way that we truly want to talk to ourselves — we’ve been conditioned to talk to ourselves in a very derogatory way.
Everything that we’ve learned and heard since we were babies made us believe that who we really are and what we could become was and never will be good enough.
We’ve been taught to judge ourselves and criticize ourselves in a societal way.
We’ve been taught to put ourselves into boxes.
We’ve been taught to prioritize what other people say and think over who we truly are.
So when we really want to do something, we get scared.
Not because this thing is actually scary or because we don’t believe we can do it.
But because all we hear is what people have been telling us for so long.
“Don’t do this!”
“Don’t wear this!”
“You can’t do that!
“You’re not strong enough to do that!”
“That’s not how you do that!”
When we are faced with the opportunity to express our true authentic selves, we freeze and think “But can I actually do this though?”
We actually don’t know what we are capable of doing because we’ve been conditioned to think negatively of ourselves.
We’ve been conditioned to think that the results of what we do and how we do it will always result in a negative outcome.
We’ve been conditioned to think that there was only one way of being, one thing to do, one way to do it and that everyone needed to follow all the rules that applied in order to fit in perfectly into our “perfect” society.
That is why, when we’re met with the right opportunity for us to express our true authentic self, so many of us just simply freeze and walk away.
Because we have been so used to hearing other people’s voices that they eventually became the ultimate truth and they ended up taking the place of our real voice.
But it’s time that we take our own voices back!
Other people’s voices only push us farther away from our authentic selves.
It is time that we learn to talk ourselves right back into being our true authentic self!
If you just keep on listening to other people’s voices when you want to do something then you’ll always be too scared to do anything.
Is that what your true authentic self was put on this earth to do?
Is it what you really believe you are here for?
You’re on this earth, living and breathing, for what?
I’m sure that a part of you believes that you’re here for something greater than that.
And that part is actually right!
You are here to do things greater than you could ever imagine!
That is only if you are willing to let your true authentic self take the reins.
And for that, not only do you need to listen to your true authentic self but you also need to let it speak!
Instead of letting derogative thoughts creep into your mind to freeze you out of actually doing what you truly want to do, let your authentic self tell you how great you truly are.
You are great and you should talk to yourself like the great person that you really are.
You should tell yourself that you can accomplish anything.
You should remind yourself of all the great things that you’ve already accomplished.
There is nothing that you cannot do.
Sure, you can fail.
Actually, you will definitely fail!
Or even a billion of times!
But that does not and it will never, make you a failure!
Failing is part of the process.
Failure is part of your greatness.
Greatness is not measured by how many successes you’ve had.
It’s measured by your ability to keep on going no matter how many times you try or no matter what other people say.
Behind every failures, every downfall, every dark days, there’s victory.
Do you want to live a life with no failures?
That would mean not actually doing anything.
That means, never trying.
Never believing in yourself.
Never risking anything.
And worst of all, that means never living.
Is that the life that you really want?
You can let other people’s voices (literally) freeze you to death.
And when it’s time for you to leave this world, you can leave with an unlived life.
You can choose to be your authentic self — who you were put on this earth to be.
Your true authentic self knows just how great you are and how great you can be, because God made that authentic self.
He put greatness in you.
Let that greatness talk for you.
Let that greatness express itself the way it should.
You are not here to do nothing.
You are not here to be scared of being yourself.
On the contrary, you are here to do so many things that you didn’t even plan on doing!
And yourself is nothing to be scared of being — that is exactly who you should be!
So honor the greatness that was put in you by simply letting it shine through and by living your true authentic life!
THAT, is exactly what you were put on this earth for.
And THAT, is the only thing that we need from you.
We don’t need you to fit in.
We don’t need you to be like this person or that person.
We don’t need you to earn a certain amount of money.
We don’t need you to do this or do that.
We don’t need all of that.
What this world needs is for you to just be yourself and experience the life that was meant for you and you only.
L’Artiste Mag, is a magazine dedicated to all the dreamers, doers, creatives, weirdos, lovers and overall incredible human beings. The goal of this magazine is to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were a kid, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.