In 2017, many people talked about being “woke” but have you truly woken up from your slumber? We often find ourselves sleeping on our emotions in hopes that the bagages me drag around with us will somehow dissipate.
2017 saw me burying my hurt and my anger in hopes that they will forever rest and allow me have peace. The state I was in was cute, but very delusional.
The end of 2017 saw my suppressed emotional pain morph into physical pain. A pain I dragged into 2018 in hopes that the 1st of January would make it magically disappear.
I would have stayed in this space of pain and fear in order to save face, but I was tired of keeping up the lie.
The March 1st found me laying on the floor, contemplating how to offload and restart 2018.
Honesty: honesty in how I view my body, honesty in how I feel about my yoga practice, honesty in how I view the world, but most importantly honesty in why I think I fall short in many social aspects.
Self-honesty is a continuous process. However, what I have learnt on my journey thus far is that most of our fears are simply in our minds; preventing us from reaching our true potential. The more I spoke candidly to myself, the easier I found it to speak truthfully to those around me.
And with truth, came more love and understanding from those around me.
So take a step back and look at yourself. Are you truly "woke" or do you have to engage in some self-honesty.