I tweeted a quote @SpiritOfPurpose that got attention. People re-tweeted it and saved it as a favorite. The tweet was a Chinese proverb that says, “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
I don’t know what about the quote appealed to those who retweeted it or tagged it a favorite, but it encourages me to relax and be my true self – more specifically, to accept myself without self-condemnation, self-disapproval or self-criticism. It reminds me to not attack myself with a barrage of “shoulds, would haves, could haves.”
Relaxing and being who you are is not being lazing or settling for less than you can be. As I write about in my book, LIES That Limit, it’s about accepting who you knew you wanted to be before others talked you out of your awareness of your purpose and uniqueness. Stop trying to be who and what others say. Relax and be who you really are.