Express Your Uniqueness

23 October

You are not your father. You are not your mother. You are not any of your relatives. You are not your teachers at school, nor are you the limitations of your early religious training. You are yourself. You are special and unique, having your own set of talents and abilities. No one can do things exactly the way you can do them. There is no competition and no comparison.

You are worthy of your own love and your own self-acceptance. You are a magnificent being. You are free. Acknowledge this as the new truth for yourself. And so it is ~ Louise Hay 

The truth is that we have all been created with our own set of unique gifts and talents. And somewhere along the way, we compare ourselves with others and make ourselves wrong. We listen to the criticism of others. And we dismiss our uniqueness as unacceptable or “weird”. And we choose to hide our brilliance behind a mask constructed by what we believe we “should” be. It’s time for us to stop the comparisons and start unashamedly expressing our authentic, unique selves.

The challenge is that we have lived so long trying to “fit in” that we have forgotten who we are and why we are here. And how do you reconnect with your true uniquessness? The answer lies with your inner child, who knows exactly who you are. Take some time to reconnect with that child within and realize what you loved as a child and what makes you unique. Do something you love and play each and every day and your uniqueness will begin to shine through. Play with the children. Make a mess. Make a noise. Express your uniqueness in your own unique way ~ Alison Livanos

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You’re Amazing Just the Way You Are

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We have all been created with authentic gifts, talents and abilities. The challenge is to acknowledge and appreciate these throughout the madness and chaos of society’s expectations.  

We spend our lives comparing ourselves to others, people who have also been created with their own uniqueness, not ours. And as we try to ‘change’ to match these other people, we start living according to their values and goals. And then we fail, according to their standards, we forget who we are and so miss out on the incredible opportunities which are ours for the taking.  

The truth is that we all have an incredible destiny and purpose. The greatest challenge is to realize who we are and what our flow is. Get to know yourself, your true authentic self. And as you get to discover your uniqueness and authenticity, you can begin to appreciate and love yourself for who are. And as you begin to love yourself for who you are, you start discovering your own unique gifts and talents which you can share with the world so that you can grow to be the person you are meant to be. Not who you think you should be, but rather who you truly are. Because you are amazing just the way you are! ~ Alison Livanos

Discovering Your Passion

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Amidst the chaos and confusion of this world, we sometimes get carried away by the tidal wave of society’s expectations of us. We choose a career based on other people’s expectations, sometimes our parents or school teachers and even what the media portrays as successful. We create beliefs about ourselves and life, both positive and negative, by the way that adults respond to us as children and then we create our lives around these belief systems. And then we have children. And somewhere between doing our best to balance Mom duties and the working world, we forget who we truly are and what we are actually here to do in the first place.

We all have a set of highest values that we live by and it is within these that we find our passion. A life purpose. A destiny. Call it what you may. And sometimes, more so than not, what we think we have to do, doesn’t really fit with what we love to do. Instead it’s according to someone else’s values. And when we are dragging ourselves along doing what we think we have to do, our bodies start taking strain. Our emotions become overwhelming. Challenges seem to grow. The children demand our love and attention. And well, how can we give them the unconditional love they need when we are somehow not feeling the love for ourselves and our career.

Life is one big journey. And our children are part of our journey. And we all have a destiny, the reason we are here in the first place and our children are part of our journey and our lessons. When we find our destiny and our purpose and begin the steps towards living that passion, our love for life grows along with our love for everyone and everything else, including our children.

As we ignite our passion within, we begin to live life according to our own personal values and we begin to grow and flourish. We make money doing what we love. Our health and wellness comes into balance with less harmful stress. Our relationships flourish. And our love for ourselves grows stronger and stronger.

How do we ignite our passion within? By remembering who we truly are and what we truly love about ourselves and life and when we discover what you truly love and who you truly are, that’s where your passion lies. Deep within your heart ~ Alison Livanos.