We all want to grow and become something ….. it seems to be a part of being human. Yet, what is that all about?

Some of us want to be successful in the eyes of others.
Others keep looking for the perfect partner, house, career, experience etc.

Some of us have a need to assert who we are and let go of the constraints of the past.
Others are drawn to acknowledge and appreciate all that has been, and the people who have supported them to where they are today.

Most of us want to be happy, but are bemused and confused at how elusive happiness can be.

I don’t have the answers, but what I do know is this. When we shift from looking for happiness outside of ourselves and start to question who we are, and what we have taken for granted, we are actually opening up a part of ourselves that has been hidden.

This part within us is yearning to be noticed. To be heard.
It may not be ready to be heard by our parents, siblings, partners or colleagues, but we must listen to it.

Honor and love this part of you.
This is who you truly are.
Let it flourish and grow.

25 comments on “Growth and Happiness

  1. I love tapping into my essential self ~ the part the doesn’t think, the part that is never angry, scared or sad, the part that bubbles with bliss!

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  2. I honor and love who you truly are, Val. ❀

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  3. Going through life with the attitude of “I’ll be happy when…” will never bring happiness. Great piece, Val! ❀

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  4. Susana Cabaco

    Beautiful🌟Thank U!

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  5. A lovely empowering message, Val. Thank you.

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  6. To do this….. to just do this.

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  7. The answers lie within us…it always has. Beautiful.

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  8. “This part within us is yearning to be noticed. To be heard.” Loved this line! A very well written article!

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  9. Thank you for the encouragement, Val. I have learned at least this much–I have to tap into my own peace and looking for it elsewhere is exhausting and comes up empty! I sure do wish I’d understood this when I was younger. πŸ™‚


  10. Yes, Val…our authenticity. It is funny you mention that others may not be ready to hear it…it feels that I have been pushing that voice down due to others. Now, I feel and hear this part of my true self so clearly! Thanks for expressing this truth.
    Many blessings πŸ’œ

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    • Looking back, I think so many of us would agree. Authenticity can be a challenging journey when surrounded with strong minded people πŸ’› thank you Lorrie πŸ’›

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  11. ❀❀❀❀❀❀

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  12. MyInnerStrengths

    Honor and love this part of you.
    This is who you truly are.
    Let it flourish and grow.

    Very well written. I’m saving this πŸ™‚

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