Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Waxing philosophical....or something...

I get my Daily Ohm.  Most of the time they have relevance to my life, or I can get something from them.  Today's was no exception....but....it left me thinking....how does one not cross the line between deserved selfishness and flat out greedy selfishness?  Does anyone ever really feel like they deserve to be selfish?  Most of my friends are moms, and moms are notorious for being selfless.  How do you sit and say to yourself "I DESERVE this <insert something here>!" when your kid is poking you asking for a third sandwich, or the other kid is asking you if you'll play Uno with him.  Again.  For the 7th time in one hour.  Y'all know what I'm saying..... but anyway, here's the Ohm....  

July 26, 2005
Being Who You Are
Living Your Truth

When we are young children, we live authentically, seldom afraid or embarrassed to seek out what we want or to speak our minds. As we grow older, we tend to tuck that authenticity away, putting it aside while we chase our dreams, afraid that it might hinder us in our success. But we never let that freedom go completely. We may conform to society while embracing secret passions when alone. We may withhold certain opinions, though it doesn't change the fact that we possess them. It is important, however, to never stray too far from that youthful brashness and self-interest for they are qualities that help make you who you are. The authentic you is your true self and, in living authentically, you live your truth, making time for the things you love and projecting who you really are. The simplest way to live your truth is to leave the expectations of other behind and live the way you feel most worthwhile.

It takes being selfish in a healthy way by doing what you know is best for you, regardless of the opinions of others - even the opinions of close friends and family. Living authentically means that you make choices without fear, trusting in your soul's wisdom... If you value personal pursuits, don't feel forced into a certain job just to make enough money to keep up with your neighbors. Conversely, if you prize success in business, don't let others' perception of what's right for you hold you back. Denying your uniquetruth canlead to feelings of failure and dissatisfaction because you aren't acknowledging your true self. In living your truth, there are no pretenses. Everything you do will reflect who you truly are.

If you are unsure of who the authentic you really is, look inward and ask yourself what your purpose, values, and needs are. Honor your strengths and don't let yourself be guided by what other expect of you. Finally, discover your passions by trying new things, and sticking with those things that stir your soul. Finding who you really are and then making the choice to embrace you true dreams and desires will take your life in a direction that is both satisfying and deeply meaningful.

  (Get your own Ohm -->  http://www.dailyom.com/)


  1. Amy this is so true.  Thanks for sharing this and providing the link to the Daily Om.

  2. I was just writing a letter to D trying to tell him this very thing, yet it is said so eloquently here.  Thanks for sharing this one, it's a good 'un!!!!


  3. deep... I need to go get my ohm on......lol!

    Robyn :)

  4. ..now I'm jonesin' of an ohm.......love this Amy!  E

  5. very good. you know its really hard being a mom to KNOW WHO YOU IS OR ARE!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing

  6. Who was the author of the bottom portion! I totally agree! It is funny, as we are kids we look up to parents, teachers etc & need to please them to be a "good boy or girl." Later it is to make friends or find a mate. We want to them to like us. Then in business we want them to approve & keep our job. Later we want our children to like us & be proud & have other parents in the neighborhood like us. Just amazing! Actually it may be all of the above by this point! Even later our kids are out of the house & they want us to do what they think UGH!!!! And see anyone that goes againts the grain on these must be selfish! Right! They are just jealous they can't do what they want!


  7. Tottaly all true and something to think about, believe in everday thanks for sharing
    Handsome guy in your last entry lol but Yes I'm already married of course am I lol keep in touch and hope to hear from you offer...take care n have a goodnite.
    Your aol buddy Sara http://journals.aol.com/pepsidrinker76/Everydaysissues/


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