We all have our own little areas that we can call our own. Whether it's a physical space like a bedroom or a mental space like our thoughts, it's important to have somewhere that we feel is safe and ours. For me, this space is essential for my growth and expansion as a person. It's where I can take responsibility for my own health and wellbeing, and where I can allow myself to flourish.
When life feels overwhelming, distracting or difficult, knowing that I have this space to retreat to helps me to keep going. It's a reminder that I am in control of my own life and that I have the power to make things better for myself. Simply put, having this space is essential for my happiness and wellbeing. Here, I am free to grow.
As someone who has been on social media for over ten years, I've seen the landscape change dramatically. What started as a fun way to connect with friends and family quickly turned into something else entirely. These days, social media is more about performative living than anything else. We curate our lives for the benefit of our followers, and in doing so, we often lose sight of what's truly important. Authenticity is replaced with manufactured drama, and real human connection is sacrificed in favor of "likes" “popularity”and "shares."
I'm not immune to this pressure myself. I often found myself seduced to the need to put on a show, even though I know it's not authentic. That's why I've been trying to move in a different direction lately. I'm focused on expanding my offline relationships and creating more space for deep intentional self-reflection. It's not easy, but I think it's exceedingly important work. After all, we can only flourish when we cultivate authentic connections and mindfully tend to our own mental freedom.
I no longer wish to participate in spaces that rely on toxicity as a business model.
In any given moment, we have the opportunity to choose how we want to show up. This choice is based on our ability to deeply listen and become attuned to the energy of the moment. When we are able to do this, we can respond in a way that is aligned with what is needed. This requires making a commitment to personal growth and taking unconditional responsibility for our potency. It also means being willing to let go of old patterns and ways of thinking that no longer serve us. When we make the choice to show up in this way, we open ourselves up to new possibilities for expansion and growth. In doing so, we also create space for others to do the same.
So, I'm creating my own space. A space where people can come and be their authentic selves. A space where we can have difficult conversations without resorting to name-calling or personal attacks. A space where we can disagree and still respect each other. A space where we can be vulnerable and honest without fear of judgement.
Questions are powerful.
They can make you think about things you never have before and see the world in a different light.
I request you to ASK YOURSELF before you subscribe.
Do you need/want to be Catalyzed?
Do you have the ability to see yourself?
Are you ready to take Unconditional responsibility for yourself?