I think that we're presented with plenty of opportunities to be authentic and to practice authenticity in our lives. As a recovering people pleaser, I know all too well how making wanting to be liked, needed, and accepted a priority in my life led me to compromise my own authenticity.
I jumped in to help people when I really didn't know what I was doing. I participated in activities to win people over. I committed to things that didn't serve a higher purpose. (They served a purpose, still, but not the purpose that I would have intentionally served).
My desire to help must be met with the spirit of discernment and an opportunity to ponder the opportunity. Sometimes, it can be an instant no to someone's request. Other times, it can be a not right now.
The older you get the more you realize exactly how precious your time and energy and effort are....and how much they are worth.
Thanks for reading <3
I'm Ellen Gee. When I'm honest, we learn things. When I'm not, we learn things too.
Capturing the Past