Character Matters

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character traits My character developed the day I looked in the mirror and said, “Lying to the outside world about who I am is one thing; lying to myself is pure cowardice.”

I used to get caught up trying to:

fit in,

please others, and

act like my ideas didn’t have value.

I was playing small in my self-build little world and I was losing myself.

I wanted to feel better day-to-day and I wanted to be the same person in public that I am in private. I felt like my character could use some improvement.

So I set out to seek my truth. I began by limiting stupid, annoying distractions. That was anything I found to be stupid or annoying. To learn how to focus internally I had to get self involved. Whenever conversations about celebrities or who was kicked off a show began, I would immediately ask myself, “…and this impacts my life, HOW?

That questions helped me to become more real in my thoughts and actions. It is how I learned to focus on being a better person through my actions and thoughts.

It is no fun living life not knowing a lot about yourself. If I had continued to watch all the reality tv I enjoyed so much, I would not have the peace I now have in my life. It may sound strange, I know. That’s why life is a different journey for each of us. I am easily distracted. It doesn’t take much for me to forget what I was doing 15 seconds ago. TV was my out, my distraction.

What about you? What can you do to develop in your life? Pick an area and get started.

 “WHAT YOU SEEK IS SEEKING YOU.” ~ Rumi #truequote

I’m hyper, don’t have TV, and enjoy making all my own blog graphics.

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Gracias mi amigos.
Yours in love and dance, Laurie

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