Friday, February 25, 2011

Be True To Yourself

What does it mean to live your true self?  I have heard that phrase so many times and every time I have heard it I get confused and ignore it.  Recently I heard  someone say "are you living your true self?"
Ok it finally sunk in after days of pondering those words TRUE SELF.  For me it is being the same person when I am alone, as I am when I am with people.  It is being true to myself, by doing what I know to be good and honest and true, whether anyone else in the group agrees with my way of thinking or not. It's not compromising my standards for anyone, no matter what.  I think I have always been that type of person, however, there have been times in my life where I have gone along with the crowd because it seemed like the right thing to do, then later had regrets and maybe even had to repent.  I think I realize now more than ever, life is too short to not "like" yourself, forget about loving yourself, it all starts with if you can stand to be around yourself if you are living a lie.   For example, I am not one to say that every single day for all of my life I have knelt down every morning and every night to pray, or that no days have gone by without me reading and studying my scriptures, I have no problem saying I need to work on those things, I wake up every morning wanting to be a better person when I go to bed tonight then I was last night, not to impress anyone,  but because I know it is what is best for me and for my family.  I do feel like I have gotten to a place in my life where I am "Good With God" and what that means to me might mean something different to the next person, but honestly if I were to die today, I die knowing I was a good person who tried my hardest to be true to myself and true to everyone around me. I am far from perfect, but I am grateful for the knowledge I have that our Heavenly Fathers son Jesus Christ died for all of our sins, all of them, even the little ones like judging someone, or thinking a bad thought about someone who hurt your feelings.  I am human and I am going to makes mistakes, I love that the Atonement of Jesus Christ allows me to say sorry, usually everyday.  It's all about being true to yourself, because in the end you are the one who has to live with YOU, and only you are the one who knows what needs fixin' and what is good to go.  I love you all...
today I am grateful for my sweet husband-oh how I love that man


Tracey said...

Awesome post!
Thank you for your inspiration