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MeanderMe #5 - Authenticity and Self-Deception

Hello good soul,

Building on the Living Your Own Truth theme from last time, this blog focuses on Authenticity and Self-Deception, with the main article focusing on the dangers of buying into whatever story we tell ourselves about who we are.

This month I’ve been confronted with how easy it is to lie to ourselves and, as a result, to those around us. Reality has a way of catching up with us when we get lost in our own narratives of what is going on. This can be painful, as we realise the identity we had constructed is an illusion, or at least incomplete, and we have to reckon with who we actually are and how we really show up.

Ultimately, I am grateful for being given a reminder of my own bullshit. Here’s to mistakes, so long as we can learn from them.


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🧠The World Inside: Insights and strategies in Psychology, Spirituality and personal growth

Authenticity and Self-Deception: Truth is not a story but a felt response to whatever is unfolding

Poem: Impractical Advice For Monday Mornings - We all make mistakes. But we can always go again with greater compassion for ourselves, which ultimately allows greater compassion for others

🌍 The World Around Us: Understanding and addressing social and environmental issues

ActionAble Update: If you want to take more action, to feel as if you are actualising your potential or are seeking support in managing your time and energy so that you can best show up for yourself and those around you, check out our new programme here or read our latest blog

Bio-Leadership Fellowship: As a fellow, I am proud to be part of a global community of people connecting and supporting each other to change the story of leadership, working with nature, industries and cultures to find new ways of living, working and being.

If that appeals to you, applications are now open for 2022. Contact me to find out more, or sign up for a Discovery Call here.

🤪Playtime: Just for fun

November Never Ends: Some tunes to help you through those lengthening nights

🔥Monthly challenge: Get involved with a challenge I am taking, designed to increase self-discipline and wellbeing

Habituate your habits: This month I will be focusing on tracking and maintaining consistency in my habits rather than accumulating more. Check out Kin to get accountability and support building habits, or Habitica to gamify your habits by visualising the progress you are making through an avatar, earning points and more [Shout out to High Existence for the resources].

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Refine the Mind: I recently had the privilege of connecting to someone who was a profound source of guidance and inspiration to me in my 20s, Jordan Bates. I found great comfort in the wisdom and happiness he has clearly been able to find through a commitment to following his path and his truth. Sign up to his newsletter so that you can find some of the same.

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