Follow your heart before it is too late

There is nothing you will ever do that is more important than being honest about who you really are. As crazy as it may seem, most of us are not who we think we are; we are someone else’s ideas. Two words: cultural conditioning. Our identities are tremendously warped and distorted by yesterday’s trauma and tomorrow’s expectations. The struggle to excavate your true, authentic self from beneath the mountain of conditioning and ridiculous expectation is the epic struggle of your lifetime. Most people are buried alive in a cultural and familial avalanche from the moment they are born, and are never seen or heard from again. Your number one mission in life is to be who you were intended to be. Nothing is more miserable than living a muted existence of inauthenticity. All pain in life comes from suppressing your true identity. You must begin to understand that this is your life; no one else’s! This is your precious, wonderful, unique and brief moment in life! Please, I beg you, to at least be honest with yourself and be who you are. If you can’t be who you really are then what is life but an unbearable lie? It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering. Refuse to be coerced. Resist the suppressive pressure to contract and instead expand in defiance. Resist and declare that you are alive; you are you, and you are unmasterable and beautifully broken in a fixed world.

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Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur.

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  1. Thank you… your broadcast before me to remember all of the brave and courageous things I’ve accomplished.
    Divorce after 32 years. Leaving everything I’ve known. Moving 700 miles, leaving a secure job I truly enjoyed…Starting over at 58. all overwhelming.. but choosing what’s best for me. The self confidence and worth to realize it?
    Reminds me of the strong woman I have the potential to find.within myself.
    It hasn’t been easy. But I’m doing it… living pay check to pay check. Living in camper., working in a place that is not supportive has been difficult. However everything changes…I can change it😊Thank you… you made a difference today for me.

  2. I was never a child from 8 I was responsibly or it was a belt. I don’t know how to play like a child, never been one at 64 I think it’s going to be thought to learn.

  3. At the age of 66, I am going to start violin lessons–an instrument I am entirely unfamiliar with. I am so inspired. It started with breaking my B string on my guitar–that I could play better, if I just put some time into practice. I hate restringing my guitar, so I set off to take to the local music store, when I remembered that old violin that my husband got for me from a flea market years ago. I don’t know why I was drawn to that violin, but I was. Got home with it and it promptly got lost in the back of my closet for 20 years or more. I dug it out and took it with me to see if it could be repaired. I was questioned on if I knew anything about the violin. Said no–found it in a flea market. I was told that it had a “Stradivarius” marker inside. I knew it wasn’t a real Strad. He said I was right, but that this old violin was made in Cremo, Italy by the Stadivarius company. He said that someone paid a lot of money for this violin years ago. They repaired it and restrung it–got a new bow and I am fired up! Keep me in your prayers!

  4. Thank you for sending me the follow your heart message. I just realized that 2 weeks ago while I was at Dollar Tree I bought a wooden sign in a heart that says follow your heart it was the last one and I just knew that that was there for me your message to me was confirmation and that’s exactly what I do I follow my heart have recently learned that lesson and it’s so true. I share it with my family and friends follow your heart. Thank you!!!❤💙

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