How many of you try to fit in but not very successfully? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you feel like a fish out of water?
There are times when I do.
My heart feels heavy, I feel a little anxious and I just want to leave. This happened to me recently. I was watching the people around me and feeling like a didn’t belong- like a fish out of water.
At the time I felt a little disheartened, until I stopped to remind myself how grateful I am to have like minded friends and family who I can be myself around. Those people who I can be my true self and not have to dim my inner light. Those friends who don’t care if my weird-ometer is a little out of whack or have me feeling like a weird hippy for my lifestyle choices.
This particular situation was around food, and my choice to feed my child nutrient dense foods as opposed to dead food full of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.
I believe we are so lucky to have access to pure whole foods that work with our body and keep our gut in good health and brain functioning to its best ability.
Unfortunately advertising companies have brain washed so many people into thinking these junk “foods” are actually ok.
It reminds me of the saying “just because something is common doesn’t mean it’s normal”
In my holistic health coaching course with IIN, Joshua (the founder) often speaks about the concept of fitting out. Not trying to dim yourself down to blend in with the crowd.
The wonderful thing is, we don’t have to fit in!
All we have to do is be our authentic self, isn’t that a relief!? All we have to do is be our selves.
People gravitate towards authenticity.
So next time you are in a situation and the people around you are doing something that doesn’t align with your beliefs, your self worth, your diet… What ever it may be! Just pause for a moment and ask yourself :
“Do I really need to fit in?”
If the answer isn’t yes, then be strong and be your true radiant self.
As we let our own light shine we are subconsciously giving other people the permission to do the same.