I do my best to show up as my best self. But I am not perfect (and don’t want to be) and many times, I show up imperfectly for life, sometimes falling really short. I used to believe that the times I did this meant I wasn’t aligned. But as life happens with all its complicated messiness, I am thinking about what being “aligned” really means to me.

I have been really feeling ‘not’ aligned lately because there has been so much disruption and drama in my home, not to mention the state of the world. So does this mean I am not living a life true to me or that I am not showing up authentically? My answer was always no, that I wasn’t aligned. But these extended periods of unrest and what feels a bit like groundlessness are important, if not essential, components of life.

Staying aligned and living an authentic life as my truest self is my most important value so I want to redefine what being aligned means to me. Instead of feeling like I always need to be my best self to feel aligned, I want to redefine it as meeting myself exactly where I am, however I show up and loving and accepting myself as I am.

What does being aligned mean to you? Have you ever defined this for yourself?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


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