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Finding Your Truest Life

Scott Palasik

As we move through each day, we sometimes get lost in the activities and behaviors, which isn’t inherently wrong. You might love what you do, which is terrific! You’re living your most authentic life, but are you conscious of living your dreams? 

Other times, we get lost in our behaviors because we are not happy with them. Some of the struggles can include:  
  • Jobs: I don’t like my job, and I’m only engaging with certain people out of habit. 
  • School: I don’t enjoy school. I’m simply going through the motions because I believe “society deems it so.”
  • Hobbies: I don’t enjoy my hobbies because someone else likes them, and I’m a people pleaser. 

Let me ask you this, when do you feel most alive? I was thinking about this idea when I opened up a fortune cookie and read, “Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.” These words stopped me. I sat for quite a while thinking about what they meant, thinking about when I’m fully present in my life. In other words, “When am I living my truest life?”. 

For me, it is when I create — when I’m writing music, playing music, or writing a blog like this one. So creating has always been a part of me. 

How do I realize I’m in my most genuine life? When I’m so engrossed in creating that I lose track of time. When my mind bounces with ideas, it stays in that moment for a long time.

Another place where I’m fully present and living a true life is when I teach, passing on knowledge. It happens when I teach in front of a class, conference, webinar, or record a podcast. 

It hit me that during these moments when I’m able to teach, I’m engaging in one of the oldest human behaviors of all time. I get to help another person learn a piece of myself. Plus, I get to share the values I possess. To be caring, compassionate, and honest. 

Perhaps when you are sharing with others pieces of yourself that are genuine and honest to help others, this is when you are living an authentic life. Maybe that is one of the many secrets of life. 

Moments of sharing don’t have to be abstract or glamorous. Some examples include: 
  • When you say kind words to someone like “You did a good job today.” or “You brighten my day.” 
  • When you share something you learned about through an email or text that will positively impact someone.
  • When you have an idea you want to turn into a blog, podcast, or other content.

Now that I’ve told you what makes me conscious of living my dream, I want to know what makes you feel like you’re living your truest life? 

Let us or others know, and maybe we can help. Recall that when you share pieces of yourself, you help your community and the world around you. Keep being you and caring for others

Connect, Communicate, and Collaborate. That is the 3C way.

With compassion, kindness, and the desire to share with others, 

~ Scott Palasik 

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About the blogger

Scott Palasik, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Scott values compassion and kindness toward himself and others. He values honesty and the power of creative expression. With these core values, Scott chose to pursue a life of helping others with communication disorders as a skilled Speech-Language Pathologist.

As a person who stutters, Scott has seen the ups and downs of struggling with daily communication and what comes with trying to manage the negative perceptions both internally and externally about communication disorder.

With 3C, Scott hopes to spread the idea that we can all support each other with education, collaboration of ideas, and to help us all build social capital for an accepting and caring community of communicators.

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