How To Stay True To Oneself

Universal Love

What does staying true to oneself mean? It means to love yourself unconditionally and to be whom you are meant to be. It means not sacrificing who you are to fit in. Who you are is truly always good enough.

Love for oneself should be first and foremost. When you love yourself unconditionally, it’s because you understand that you are a part of everything in the Universe that was created from love.

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Gratitude in hand by msohler.

Gratitude

Gratitude helps you to connect or reconnect to the love from the Universe that manifests in so many ways. Give thanks for everything that shows up in your life. It’s there to teach you something.

How do you show this? By writing down on paper or in a journal what you’re grateful for or just by saying it out loud as often as possible.



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Meditation by JannaPham

Meditation/Prayer

Meditation and or prayer keeps you grounded in a hectic, fast paced and sometimes confusing world. It’s where you can gain inner peace which then moves outward.

Beliefs

Look at your beliefs. Ask yourself what you believe in. Do you believe in a loving Universe or one that only punishes? Beliefs are how you feel about something. Beliefs can be changed or added to. For example, do you believe that you can accomplish anything? If you don’t believe that, then you’ve created limits for yourself. However this belief can be changed to one that is limitless.

When you change your beliefs, you change yourself. You own your power.

Giving and Receiving

Learn to give and receive to stay in balance.  One is not more important than the other.  When you give, that comes back to you in countless ways.  Accept the goodness that comes to you graciously and be thankful.

Selfcare

Self care is a must.  Take good care of your body, mind and spirit.  Feed yourself with good thoughts; read and develop your mind.  For your body, exercise, sleep, nutrition, and proper diet are ways to practice good self-care.

Staying true to oneself can be hard at times.  It seems like a lot to do.  In the end you are worth it aren’t you?


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Feel Free by sero01.
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Dink96 7 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

These are all things that I try to work on a daily basis, otherwise my head starts going to those "bad neighborhoods." Thanks for the reminder this morning! God bless.


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Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're welcome. Me too, I have to practice what I preach.


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blackbutterfly103 7 years ago from Cohoes, New York

These are the things that God has taught me. You are truly in his way God Bless you sis


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Wonderful Hub and great pointers for all! One of my hardest is the receiving part, I love to give, but I get flustered on receiving! Thanks for the thoughts!


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scottaye73 7 years ago from Michigan, USA

I like this hub! You have a great start, I hope to be reading more soon! ~ Scott


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Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

blackbutterfly103~ One love

K@ri~ Thanks, I have a hard time with receiving too but i'm working on it.

scottaye73~ Thanks


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glassvisage 7 years ago from Northern California

I love how you made all of this into little subgroups of areas in life to pay attention to and help you stay true to yourself. I love reading self-help Hubs! Lots of nice little pieces of advice here


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Wonderful Hub...Full of valuable information and guidance..

Staying true to yourself is another way of saying personal integrity and self discipline. You have to work at it, everyday, and be honest with your self-appraisal.

I take life lessons from my cat. He responds to attention, reciprocates by giving affection... like most of us, giving back what we receive...

Thank you for this Hub...Nice start


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Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

glassvisage~ Thanks for your comment. Hope it helps.

maven101~ Never truer words about integrity and discipline. Thanks.


Leed 7 years ago

Great article... to be kept by my side as a daily reminder.


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AdinusMaximus 7 years ago from Asia

Your words have opened the windows of a closed and empty room of an old and abandoned house, and filled it with fresh air that takes away the cobwebs and staleness from within, and filled it with sunshine again. But this house still has many rooms left unopened and unattended. Maybe someday, soon, all this will change before dust and decay takes its toll.


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Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Lee~ Thanks.

AMax~ One room at time. Easy does it. "Nothing before its time". Thanks.


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas

Very well said,Just keeping life real and true.


Jan 6 years ago

people now seem to always miss the time to meditate. We are all prescribed so many drugs but if you just sat still for a moment it would help so many out. Great site


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

SwiftlyClean~ Thanks for being here.

Jan~ It's so hard to be still in our society sometimes though. We feel the need for movement, hurry, hurry, we want it now. Stillness equals something being wrong.

Thanks for your words.


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callmefoxxy 6 years ago

Now if I could only do these in my sleep, they would all get done, lol, and I'd be well taken care of (smirk). Another great hub Chris Eddy111.

callmefoxxy, my pen is a mighty sword!


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maniackim 6 years ago from lagos, nigeria

thanks for the great insight


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

callmefoxxy~ Thank you.

maniackim~ Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

"Staying true to oneself can be hard at times. It seems like a lot to do. In the end you are worth it aren’t you?"

Let's be true Chris Eddy! I love you Girl! You know I can't help it!


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Micky Dee~ :)) You know I love you Boy!! You know I can't help it! You are truly wonderful Micky Dee.


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epigramman 6 years ago

Yes I am true to myself as a fellow Canadian from the province of Ontario but just one thing in this cold month of May - please please warm up!!!!

Although you 'warm' me up with your world class HUB pages!


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

@epigramman, me too waiting for that warm weather again. Thanks!!


stuart near 6 years ago

i am not true to myself and cant be true with a woman how can i fix this i need help please


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

@stuart near, work on yourself. Be truthful to yourself. Start by telling yourself good things about you. Listen to your inner chatter and try to stop negativity in its tracks. See the good about yourself and acknowledge it. Like the real you with faults and all.

It's a daily challenge. It doesn't happen overnight. Keep at it.


Eric the courier 5 years ago

Chris Eddy111- you are wrong in saying "Be truthful to yourself. Start by telling yourself good things about you" This is pride and mankind has enough of it. Pride is not good as so many have come to believe,its very root is poison. Being truthful to oneself truly works in this way: "Mankind are trees,intended in the beginning to bear good fruit but along the way man has chosen the nourishment of this world AND hasn't pruned his branches when decay sets in and he produces poison." One must stop the lies, hypocricies and pride from growing and prune them out of his mind. As man prunes the wicked from himself he must also feed on the truth,love, and spiritual things that give life not death ,then he trouly flourishes.


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Chris Eddy111 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Eric the courier~ Well I am with you about feeding on truth,love and spiritual things in order to flourish. I appreciate your comment and thanks for reading.


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reagu 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Great hub. Quoting Whitney Houston (RIP): "Learning to love yourself; it is the greatest love of all." Maybe I'm paraphrasing, but the idea is in the song.

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