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To Thine Own Self Be True

"To thine own self be true." "Live the life you were
meant to live." "Be the person you were meant to
be." These statements convey a wonderful truth--
that when we go inside and trust our intuition, life
opens before us. When we ignore our inner
leanings, however, trouble arises.

Joe had a love of the outdoors; but like his father, he
became addicted to his work. Though he built up a
successful law practice, Joe felt creatively stifled
and inwardly desolate. One day Joe was diagnosed
with an inoperable brain tumor. Realizing he had
nothing to lose, he decided to pursue his passion
and hike the Pacific Crest trail. Six months later, the
tumor had disappeared.

Trying to live out somebody else's life script is like
putting a size 10 foot into a size 7 shoe. The size
simply does not fit. No matter how hard you force
yourself to adjust to your situation, the discomfort
continues.

Why not start off with the right fit? Acknowledge
your unique gifts and talents, as well as your wants
and needs. Then seek out situations and
circumstances that will allow them their full
expression. This route may take time, but the results
are worth it: a life of peace and fulfillment that
comes from being true to yourself.


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