A lot of the practice of getting healthy is really a practice of getting honest.
We waste a lot of energy pretending to be someone other than ourselves. Saying what we think we 'should' say at work to gain approval. Participating in things that will make friends or loved ones happy but that we actually find physically draining. Living according to the status quo.
I love this clip from Lady Gaga talking about what she feels stifles her creativity and speaking up about what really matters to her. I saw a lot of people resonate with this video when it came out, mostly I think because honesty can be so rare that when we see a glimpse of it we feel relieved. My prediction is that honesty is going to be the new black; instead of 'reality' tv we are going to have more inspirational people just saying what they really mean and a collective sigh of relief as people start expressing their true selves.
How incredible is that going to be?! Imagine how much energy you'd have if you weren't spending it trying to fit in or paddle desperately upstream.
Awareness and clarity are always the first step towards healing, so even if you're not willing to consider changing anything yet, are you willing to get honest (even just with yourself) about what's not working in your life?