When I finally stopped looking outside myself for self-worth and found it within, the world around me changed. Where my friendship world was only filled with married moms with kids my age, I started meeting women of all different ages, of varying backgrounds, marital status, childless, etc.

Sometimes I can hear the voice of the old, inauthentic me who is surprised that someone young, attractive and stylish would want to be my friend because I grew up feeling dorky and never cool…like I did in high school when I never really quite fit into any of the standard teen groups. But I know that voice is my ego and remember that my value doesn’t come from what’s on the outside but from the inside. ⠀

When you start living as your authentic self, you start attracting other people who are also trying to do the same. They don’t care what you look like, how you dress or how old you are. They see beyond the superficial, beyond the things that don’t matter, and notice your energy instead…your internal, emotional state. ⠀⠀

So much of our human interaction happens without words or even our conscious knowing. Human interaction is an energy exchange which either leaves you feeling fulfilled when the connection is real and drained when it’s not. ⠀

How has what you notice in others changed since you’ve been on your healing journey?


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