Trying to be other than yourself, is stressful and stress is not likely to create health in our lives. But too often we try to seek approval by being who other want us to be, or whom we think they want us to be. I know because I’m guilty of it myself.
Take this blog for example. I was telling a friend the other day how difficult I find it to write posts, and I wondered why that would be since writing is something I normally enjoy. But some weeks I cannot bring myself to write a post, let alone several, and when I do force myself to do it, it’s like pulling hen’s teeth. I’m passionate about the subject of creating health, but I can’t write about it.
“That’s because you are not writing from your own experience,” she said. “You write best when you bring yourself into it. And that’s what people are interested in. I want to know what the person writing is like. I want to know what they think. That does not come across in your blog. Be yourself in your writing.”
She is right. Even though I have been writing what I believe to be true, I have been coming across like God. And it’s exhausting pretending to be God. So be prepared for a different style
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I’m not quite sure how it will be. Time will tell.