Knowing who we are at our core is something many of us search for and work towards. We dig deep to uncover our beliefs and values, our reasons to do and not to do things. Our beliefs and values drive every little decision we make, every action and reaction, and most of the time we aren’t actually aware of it.
To me, excavating my beliefs and values is super exciting! Whenever I come across a new insight into why I have a certain idea about myself and the world or why I reacted to something in a certain way, I can examine it and decide whether that is helping or hindering me in regard to what I’m striving for and who I want to be.
Showing up in the world aligned with our core identity means we’re living with integrity and congruence. Today’s buzz word here would be authenticity.
Doing the work of digging deep is beautiful and painful, rewarding and exhausting, scary and joyous. And it is something you have to experience to understand. There are many different teachers and techniques out there, if you’re truly curious about who you are at your core, you’ll find a way to discover yourself.
Saying that, I don’t think there’s an actual end to that sort of work. As we uncover the layers and layers of our interpretation of our past experiences, our projections into the future, and our current state, we will always be in some form of flux, shifting, moving, growing.
My first insight of this sort was initiated by a book by Louise L. Hay when I was in my late teens. That sparked my curiosity and led me on my journey to this day. There have been many other books, journaling, trainings, therapists, podcasts, forms of meditation, and NLP and Coaching Qualifications.
It is for those sparks of insight that we work with a coach, and what we coaches aim to see in our clients. It’s a beautiful thing!
If you wold like to uncover some of your beliefs and find alignment with who you are at your core, let’s chat!
PS: To find out why alignment of your physical core is important, read on here.