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Looking a gift horse in the mouth

When we’re driven by aesthetics and appearances, social standing becomes more important than substance or authenticity.

We lose ourselves to the way we want to be perceived, rather than what we want to create.

We grow defined by how others treat us, or how well we can hide our flaws.

We pursue all the right things that hold the promise of a good life, but still feel empty and incomplete.

Religiosity replaces submission, and spirituality is lost to the show of goodwill.

When we focus on how we appear to others, or how we think they’ll judge or accept us, we’ll reject what is good for us, so that we can hold on to the hope of being good enough for them.

In the end, we lose ourselves, and thus any acceptance we receive from others becomes pointless.

The sweetness of life is lost when we reject who we are, because we’re afraid of being rejected by others.

That’s how soul mates pass each other like ships in the night, or companions drift apart like clouds after a storm.

The winds of distraction will guide us into places that are foreign to the needs of our soul.

Reclaim your life by connecting with the truth of who you are.

Own Your Life.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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