Even once we’ve examined and worked to shed dozens of internalized narratives and limiting beliefs, we will still occasionally find ourselves living as if we still believed an old story.
Am I living as if I’m not worthy of rest even when I logically know I am?
Am I living as if producing and consuming are the point of my existence, even when I know this isn’t aligned with my beliefs?
Am I living as if I were ashamed of my body even though I truly believe it’s miraculous and beautiful?
When I find myself living “as if” I take it as a sign that some part of me needs tenderness and care. Some part of me is afraid to slow down. Some part of me fears change or aging or losing power and privilege. When I’m able to identify these tender parts and meet them with gentleness and compassion, I’m on my way again to living in accordance with my true values and beliefs, rather than from my fears.
In what areas of your life do you find yourself living as if, even when your mind or heart knows better?