Becoming Aware of Your Own Perception 

authenticity beliefs clarity Apr 18, 2022

There are two types of perception: first of all, how you see yourself, and second, how the world perceives and views you. 

But which of the two types do you think is the most important? If you answered “yourself”, you are correct. Your perception of yourself is the only thing that matters. 

Stop worrying about what others think and start moving on your own frequency. 

Keep reading to understand more about how to handle your own perception and to live your life more authentically. 

Why Others Struggle With Your Authenticity

Living in your truth can be triggering for others. If they are still trying to figure out who they are, they might feel lost. They can feel jealous or even intimidated by your presence when you show up as your authentic, confident self. Remember, whatever we fear, we attack. 

This is not about shaming anybody, but about developing awareness. When it comes to interpersonal relationships, there are many things that are happening under the surface, and not everybody will understand everything about you, nor you about them. 

Not everyone will like the fact that you are so sure of yourself. Your certainty can bring up feelings of lack within others. Remember that it isn’t about you at all, but about them and their own shadows and insecurities.

The more someone moves away from their truth, the less likely they are to experience the fullness of life. But there is no benefit in playing small or being humble. Step into your truth and push against the perception others have of you. 

“If someone says something to you that you don't like, and you don't believe, you don't have to accept it. – Vernon Brown

Finding Your Circle 

A hyena is a very powerful animal, yet they attack in packs. Even though they can kill a small or midsize lion by themselves, they choose to hunt their prey in packs at night because it’s less risky than contending with a lion on their own.

Similarly, it feels safer for others to join in the group-think and their shared, yet flawed, perception of you, than to look at what's triggering them and empower themselves. Remember that you are the lion.

Ultimately it's on you to see who you are. Nobody can see yourself clearer than you. No one can define you but you. A person may understand you with clarity, but as far as understanding your truth, your purpose, your gift, that's a YOU thing. 

We want to make sure that we clear as much of that nonsense out of the way, so you can get to that space of authenticity, become free to express yourself, and allow your gifts to be unleashed. Because that is what the world needs more of.

So don't worry about the small-minded people or the naysayers. Go out and find some great-minded people who are vibrating at the same frequency you are so you can amplify each other.

If you share your success and achievements and are being bullied for them, you are in the wrong circle. There is nothing wrong with you, you’re just in the wrong circle. Choose to be around people who push you and want you to grow. 

“You might get the sense that this person might not have the best intentions… you get the sense that, hey, I don't feel really good. When this person says certain things to me, why don't I feel like they came from a place of love and understanding? That's when you recognize before you engage, maybe you need to understand and maybe create some distance.”  – Vernon Brown

Want To Shed Light On Your Own Perception?

I hope this post helped you understand more about why your perception of yourself is the most important thing, why other people will struggle when your own perception is strong and how finding a better circle will allow you to move onto a different frequency where the people around you begin to perceive you in the same way that you do. 

Want to hear more about finding happiness? Listen to the full podcast episode Finding True Happiness with Vernon Brown.

Ready to start living in your truth and become authentically you? Download my free guide: Getting Started with Shadow Work, to understand more about yourself and the fears and perceptions that may be holding you back from living a LIT life.