We all have a “true self” – the essence of who we were before the world told us who to be.
We’re born with this essence, but over time, we start reacting to the world around us and create a false self out of our wounds, our experiences and our attempts to get our needs met.
The false self isn’t bad, but it isn’t who we really are – and a lot of the challenges we experience in life, like anxiety and depression, come from living out of alignment with our true self.
Any sort of healing work must begin with cracking open the false self and discovering who we really are.
This all might sound very philosophical, but the good news is that accessing our true selves is shockingly practical.
By using simple tools that we all have access to, we can begin to reconnect with who we really are and live with the peace, balance, happiness and fulfillment that comes from showing up authentically in the world.
In this episode, I’m giving you five simple ways to start living more from your true self. These are all tools that are totally free and available right now, wherever you are!
Listen to discover:
- What we mean when we talk about the “true self”
- Why we develop a “false self”
- 5 ways to connect with and live from your true self
- How to feel your emotions
- Practical self-care ideas
- How journaling can help you tap into a deeper part of self
This is a process, but make sure you’re taking time to notice even the little wins. As you experiment with these tools, really sit with that wonderful feeling of rediscovering a tiny piece of yourself. Start paying attention and validating yourself for who you really are.
Over time, I think you’re going to be really surprised (in a lovely way) when you begin to not only rediscover aspects of your true self, but also start claiming those aspects and living from that place more each day.
“Some of us have a much thicker layer of the false self, and some of us have a thinner layer of the false self. The good news is [that] anyone can learn how to penetrate that false self and rediscover and live from their true self.” – Michelle Chalfant
“Getting in touch with our emotions is such a magical thing.” – Michelle Chalfant
“We have a lot more emotions than happy, sad, mad, ashamed and glad.” – Michelle Chalfant
“When we put ourselves first and practice what we need as far as taking care of ourselves, it’s really, really healthy.” – Michelle Chalfant
“Self-care is tuning in and asking, ‘What do I need right now in order to make myself feel more comfortable, safe, relaxed and de-stressed?’” – Michelle Chalfant
“Self-care activities will promote and help with self-love and self-worth.” – Michelle Chalfant
“Breathwork takes you deeper into yourself. It can truly crack you open and help you to get in touch with some emotions that have been trapped or stuck.” – Michelle Chalfant
“Journaling takes you on a journey to the depths of your soul.” – Michelle Chalfant
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