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Fear continued....

Friday, April 22, 2011

The number one, all encompassing fear that keeps us fat is the fear of living our authentic life and fear of letting the world see who we truly are. Authentic means to be free from hypocrisy, to be honest, sincere and real. What does it mean to live YOUR authentic life??? It means following your heart, not following what society/your family/your friends tell you what you "should" be doing. It means standing up for yourself and saying no when you want to. It means speaking your mind. It means engaging in activities that renew you and fill your spiritually and emotionally. It means surrounding yourself with positive, like-minded, supportive people. I meet people all the time who are on the weight loss roller coaster and can't figure out how to get off (and stay off). Little do they realize they will never end the madness unless they start living their authentic life. Everytime they say yes when they want to say no they are living a lie. Everytime they don't stand up for themself they're telling themself that they dont' matter. Everytime they mindlessly eat processed garbage food they're telling themselves that they don't deserve nourishment. When you stay in a relationship that that is not fulfilling you are settling and not living your authentic life. You are living a lie. Until you are ready to start living your truth you will stay on the roller coaster. So you have two choices...face your fear and get real. Or continue to a live a life of denial and lies and stay on the roller coaster. Both options are scary but only one has the outcome you truly deserve. Choose to be fearless!
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  • THEMANOR2011
    Very interesting and totally applies to me! Just need to put into practice now!
    3391 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9191588
    I found this very inspiring. I feel like I used to be living an authentic life, and then slowly something changed in me... until one day I woke up and realized I wasn't becoming the person I wanted to be anymore. I have squandered so much of my life now trying to so what I thought was a "smart" and not following my heart, as I am often guilty of. Today, I am here trying to regain the person I used to be, and I hope that someday I can be her again. Great post!
    3403 days ago
  • BECKYB73
    "When you stay in a relationship that that is not fulfilling you are settling and not living your authentic life."

    ---that has been my life for the last 6 years or more!!!
    3470 days ago
    I agree 100 percent! I always say " If you don't like me that is your loss!"
    3707 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9772096
    I absolutely love what you're saying! And it rings so true for me right now. Thanks for posting this!

    3707 days ago
  • no profile photo WCSTATEN
    Free at last!
    3707 days ago
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