What we tell ourselves, the narrative we create in our heads, become the ‘truths’.
Write the narrative you want, write one that serves you well.
Make sure it’s one that is kind, loving, compassionate, supportive, empathetic and inspiring to ourselves.
Why not? It is a choice we can make every day.
Better than writing a bad narrative for ourselves, surely.
We nearly always know the right choices in life for ourselves.
Making them takes bravery, often to be different.
It takes real courage to go against the flow, to stand out, to be true to our values.
Sticking with them takes more and being willing to set the boundaries of what is or isn’t acceptable to us is another brave step in the process of what is right for us.
There’s not a right or wrong answer over our decisions, it’s personal.
Bravery is a hard to master. But entirely worth it in the pursuit of a meaningful life.
Like most things though, it’s a choice and done often enough, it forms a habit, builds momentum and becomes easier.
Bravery allows us to do what we know is right.
It allows inner peace.