One of our challenges for the Inspired Blogging Challenge this month is to find forums in your niche and write a blog post about one of the topics.
I found this post on being natural and I thought that I would add my two cents. Seems like a good topic!
Being natural is about allowing all parts of yourself to be OK. When you accept all parts of yourself, you can relax because there is nothing to prove. If you are meditating, as they suggested in the forum post, then you are practicing being OK with whatever is in this moment.
I’ve had some bad days. I’ve even yelled at my kid at times. It is much more rare these days, but it has happened. I wouldn’t say that I am a naturally angry person, but I would say that it is natural to become angry at times. Always being happy would be unnatural. Although I’ve improved over the years and rarely yell anymore, that was a natural part of my learning process as a parent.
You could argue that being sick is unnatural. Part of being human is learning how to take care of yourself. It is natural to make mistakes sometimes in learning and so being sick is part of that natural progression. So is learning how to take better care of yourself.
We put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect, but the truth is that you are always perfect. These little failings are a natural part of growth. It is easy to see this with our children, but not so much with ourselves.
Being natural is also about not letting the judgements of others cloud your natural tendencies. If you live naturally, you don’t let these judgements make you feel bad for how you are choosing to live your life. Often times, these judgements come from other people being uncomfortable within their own skin. If you are comfortable and confident within yourself, you find no reason to judge others.
What about you? What do you think it means to “be natural”? Tell us about it in the comments!