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being true

Lyndelle Palmer-Clarke Lyndelle Palmer-Clarke new energy guide. rebel with a cause. now pioneer.

Chief Dreamer at dailygreatness, Lyndelle Palmer-Clarke ignites passions for staying true to yourself and following your dreams. She strives to find the extraordinary in the ordinary on a daily basis. [www.dailygreatness.co]

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The truth often speaks very quietly. It’s the voice we often avoid or want to ignore. We don’t want to trust it, because if we do it may mean we’ll have to make tough decisions or go in a new direction that will mean upheaval. It can be challenging to listen to and navigate by that truth. It’s not always convenient.

The trick to bringing that voice forward is using it, like a muscle. The more we listen for it, the more we trust it, the more we follow it … the more exciting life becomes, the more vibrant and dynamic, because we’ve stopped living like a cardboard cut-out and started flowing with true purpose.  

Finding purpose starts with going within and having the courage to want to find that true voice, to listen to it and then follow it. Connecting with that voice is a moment by moment choice of being conscious, of asking “Am I consciously choosing this?”

I’m a big fan of solitude, of being on my own in a quiet space and asking. “Where am I? Am I conscious? Am I here?” I take deep breaths and bring myself back, so I’m not letting my moments take me over. The more we practice self-awareness, the more we can continually bring ourselves back into the moment and stay on course.

I always thought of myself as an extrovert, because I’ve been a performer, but in fact I’m an introvert. When I was younger, I spent a lot of time on my own and thought there was something wrong with me because of that. There was a learning curve of becoming okay with being on my own. Now I’m used to it. Being on my own is a necessary step for being able to do the work I do.

I believe we’re co-creators with life, but we have to know what we want to create, otherwise we create by default. Just because my family was a certain way doesn’t mean I have to fall into those same patterns. I want to be a sovereign person –  thinking and acting for myself, creating my own path, breaking down my conditioning and patterns so I don’t create them over and over again without even realizing I’m doing it.

At the most fundamental level, what I’m about and what’s most meaningful to me is being true to myself. That gives others permission to be true to themselves as well.

Lyndelle Palmer-Clarke

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