“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place” – Unknown
I wonder how many of us haven’t been our true authentic selves.
But have been a version that is acceptable and one that the world has told us to be.
Perhaps you have conformed all your life, followed a family tradition, or swallowed down your aspirations and dreams to fit in to an ideal.
As a child there is this sense of freedom and realness. Life is exciting and we have amazing dreams and joy comes so easily because we love what we love.
Very soon the opinions of others can quell the spirit and shave away at our passion.
We become someone that is perhaps just easier because being what we really want to be just won’t do.
Unbecoming is the invitation to unravel and undo, pare back and scratch below the surface.
It is an interesting journey. Challenging and heartening, freeing and empowering and sometimes the realisation can come in a flash. Why have I been doing, saying, believing, feeling, something all my life that actually wasn’t true for me.
Perhaps there is another path for you to tread that you haven’t dared to take.
The freedom that unbecoming brings allows inspiration and joy to find their rightful place.
Perhaps it begins with a question.
Is this really me?
If the answer is no or you aren’t sure. Dig deep. The answer is there.