A favorite quote of mine from one of my mentors, Dr. Wayne Dyer, is, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
One can interpret this in many ways. For me, his quote is about writing a new story for yourself. For how can you change the narrative of your life if you don’t change the way you perceive life itself?
In my seven previous articles for Sixty and Me readers, I took you through an in-depth exploration of The Seven Myths of Love & Happiness™.
The next step is to reunite with your true, authentic self.
How do you do this after 60? Especially if you feel you know all there is about who you truly are.
In this article, I am going to share with you the three biggest obstacles that get in the way of reuniting with your true, authentic self after 60 and how the seven myths can help you overcome them.
If the seven myths do one thing above all else, they detach you from your true, authentic self. However, they can also lead you back to who you truly are.
During my research and personal experience with these myths, the most universally effective ways they help you reunite with your true, authentic self are:
Being consciously aware of the myths is the first step to breaking free from their unwanted influence and thus, changing the way you look at life.
This level of awareness allows you to create pattern interruptions with limiting beliefs and unhealthy behaviors, many of which are unconscious.
Therefore, by being more aware of the myths you can more clearly see and overcome obstacles to reuniting with your true, authentic self.
Each of us is influenced uniquely by the seven myths, but there are two common ways they affect all of us.
One is that they get you to give away your power by focusing on fear-based, scarcity driven stories. Two, they get you to ignore your true, authentic self by enticing you to seek love, validation, and happiness outside of yourself.
Observing your personal experiences with the myths accelerates a graceful reunion with your true, authentic self.
Nothing will help you more effectively break free of the seven myths than self-love.
But if you have spent years battling with your worthiness to receive love from others, most specifically, your own authentic self, loving who you are can be uncomfortable at first.
To help you love more of who you are, you will want to deepen your understanding of the three biggest obstacles to reuniting with your true, authentic self.
The journey to reunite with your true, authentic self is not without distractions and obstacles. This is where the seven myths can further help you.
They steer your awareness in the direction of the three biggest obstacles to reuniting with your true, authentic self, which are:
So, how do you overcome these obstacles and reunite with your true self after 60?
Contrary to how most of our generation was raised, speeding things up with a flurry of activity is not a sure-fire recipe for getting ahead in life. In fact, the opposite is true.
If the seven myths exhausted you with constant activity by influencing you to seek solutions outside of yourself, they also showed you that is not the answer to finding true love and happiness.
To go inward requires you to slow things down. Change only occurs in the present moment, and that happens within you. Therefore, only in the now of nows, and only from within, can you reunite with your true self.
To begin, give yourself a quiet, contemplative space to listen to your inner voice every day. This is the voice of your true, authentic self.
Your true, authentic self will speak to you from a place of unconditional love. She is always with you, through endings and beginnings, encouraging you and nurturing your deepest desires into a beautiful fruition.
She can be trusted completely for she knows the way through any and all perceived obstacles.
In that moment of reconnecting with your authentic voice, you are reuniting your true self. From here anything is possible because you are consciously accessing the unlimited power of true love.
To help you reunite with your true self, and further integrate what you have learned, in my video for this article, I will guide you through two journal prompts. I will also share three simple, but profound tips for engaging in self-love daily.
How do you show love to your self every day? Do you have a self-love ritual? Do you try to tune in to your inner voice and hear her? Or do you try to tune her out on purpose?
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