Allow me, will you?

First, you’re not discontented and unhappy because of life circumstances, because of how your parents raised you, because of how much money you have, or (solely) because of your biochemistry.

Those are factors, and nothing more.

Here’s my theory, in all its frank glory: You’re discontented because you’re actually really fucking great, but you’re terrified of your greatness. In response to that greatness, all that crazy-amazing potential, fear makes you shut down.

In short? You’re not choosing your greatness. You’re not acknowledging it. You’re not cultivating more of it.

What’s more? You know you’re doing this, to yourself, and knowing this feels terrible.

So that’s why people feel so wretched, and that’s why they numb out, and that’s why they beat themselves up, and that’s why they do the crazy nonsense that they do–start drama, or let their health go, or numb out, or…

What to do about it?

I don’t need to tell you; you already know what it is–for you.

For some people, it’s “get my ass to yoga class, already.”

For others, it’s “time to quit procrastinating on that meditation practice.”

For others, it’s going to be “I’m no longer blaming other people for my crap.”

For others it’s going to show up as “That book I always wanted to write? I’m logging off of the computer right now, and starting, and I don’t give a shit how terrible it is. I’m writing.”

For others, it’s going to be: “Let me lay down on the bed and breathe, and quit doing-doing-doing all of the time.”

You already know your truth. There are a gazillion different personal growth products and people and offerings out there that can certainly help you, but I suggest: start by trusting your own True North.

Prepare to amaze yourself.