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Are you trying to prove yourself?

We, society, must…all weak words to isolate ‘us’ from the way ‘we’ really feel.  This post is not to generalize the idea of how ‘we’ feel but rather share the thoughts of me, myself and I and the ego who wants to express itself.  Maybe ‘you’ feel the same way, drop the hyphens, who are YOU?

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The feeling of proving myself, finding acceptance, a feeling of belonging has been my aim throughout the years whether conscious or subconscious.

Where does it come from? When did it start? Why does this pressure always peek its way through no matter how much I may have achieved? Ahh the ego, where is Freud when you need him?!  Or perhaps it’s better not to dissect and not know every detail of how your brain and psyche operates.

The past few days have been rough.

I’ve been on the road for 2 weeks since having a 2 month catching up break of my 8 month adventure so far. The highs and the lows are so extreme, it feels like a bipolar disorder at times.

I know and truly believe in my vision and purpose and that’s what is keeping me going but the curve balls and especially the exchange rate has been putting a bit of a damper on my journey so far.

There’s no exam, there’s no criteria for success, to each his/her own and yet each of us is trying to reach the unseen bar that will magically make everything amazing.

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Who is the judge? What is the criteria and who is really judging you? Except yourself?

I don’t know who you are or how you treat yourself but I can say I’m my own critic and being very harsh more times than needed. If you may happen to find yourself in the same boat, let’s catch a safe boat out. It would have a feeling of freedom, power, trust, happiness, empowerment and love.

No need to prove anything to anyone, you already are and have everything you need.

All aboard!

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