Hey bro! (You can’t fool your own heart)

I used to hide behind a fake smile. ⁣
For some reason, I created the belief that I had to pretend to be happy to protect the people that I loved. ⁣
Believing this lie caused me to suppress my true self….. And although the mask that I wore was appealing to others, there was part of me that was screaming to be let out. ⁣
To cope, I found ways to self-medicate my pain…⁣
… And this action caused much pain to those that I was trying to protect. ⁣

Today, I refuse to mask who I am and who I feel. ⁣

I have learned that the best way that I can contribute to the well being of those that I love (and to myself) is to be authentically “me.”⁣

Go out and be all that God created you to be!!!⁣

Does this resonate with you? If so, leave a comment below. 👇👇👇⁣

Published by John Eli

I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

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