Do you know who you are?

 

We are constantly distracted by the hustle of the outside that we rarely stop and search within ourselves. Oblivious that all we need to be happy is within us, we search with such despair on the outside to the point we end up crashing against the world’s ongoing and unstoppable current. We end up feeling devastated, defeated and sometimes even completely destroyed by this outside factors we can’t seem to understand.

 

Our peace, harmony and clarity are constantly under attack by everyone and everything around us. It is not easy; Believe me, I know. It’s not easy to come out unbeaten, to shake off the fear, the feeling of defeat or the mean words flying in the air anywhere we go, like sharp arrows on a battle field cruising through the wind with the intention of hurting; Even when those arrows are shot by those we love the most, we need to learn to raise our shields and protect our heart and mind. Clear your mind, take a breath and focus on what’s truly important in your heart. That thing that makes you tick, that makes you forget about time, money even about friends and family.

 

Focus on what makes you tick and let the arrows fly by.

Focus on what makes you tick and let the arrows fly by.

If you do this, you can start building the world that you want for yourself. This can only be achieve from the inside out because your inner world defines your outer world.

Your existence doesn’t need to be understood by any outsider, it’s already hard enough to understand and find meaning to our own existence so how could you possible expect someone else to do that for you and have an opinion about it. Sometimes it’s hard to turn your back on someone that doesn’t understand who you are and what you want to be, but trust me, it is ok to do so. Having a honest, authentic, loving and sincere encounter with yourself is worth everything because being self aware is the most valuable thing a human can posses; You are not saying no to the people you love and outsiders but rather you are saying yes to your true self that’s being hidden inside you and screaming trying to get out.

Embrace the possibility that the beauty of life lies in the diversity of our identities, that we are a sum of all parts and not just lonely unit, so stop looking at just one or two tinny things of your total. After all, we all have a distinctive essence, a singularity that makes us unique, unrepeatable and irreplaceable. If you can understand this you can then focus on being the best version of yourself, because being yourself is the only place in life where you have no competition.

 

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Do you know why I’m telling this?

I’m telling you this because I struggle looking beyond the superficial too, because it almost comes up as natural contemplating the external beauty while it seems odd and strange to see within myself and because I want you to know that you are not the only one, that we are all in this together and we can all help each other to change it.

If I can leave you with a though today it would be this:

There’s only one in the entire world like you, so stop trying to be like someone else, focus on finding who you truly are and what really makes you tick and hold on thigh to it. Because there’s no one in the world better than you at being yourself so make it count.

Regardless of what you do today, do it with self awareness and with the confidence that you are more than what others can see at a first glance. I’m still working on this and my journey it’s still a long way to go, but sharing this with others and creating conversation around it is a great way to give a step forward to discover my true self and hopefully help others to do the same.

Written by:

 Chantal Calderón

Mexico City; July 10th, 2017