Rediscovering Our Authentic Self: Awakening as the Path to ReconnectionBy Michaela


As we journey through life, we often experience a sense of disconnect from our authentic selves. As we grow older, we may feel that our former self is lost, replaced by responsibilities, societal expectations, and the pursuit of success. We mistakenly believe that achieving external accomplishments will bring us closer to who we once were, only to realize that success alone cannot fill the void within. In this article, we explore how awakening offers a profound pathway to reconnect with our true essence, enabling us to rediscover our authentic selves and find deep fulfillment in life.

The Illusion of Success and the Loss of Self

In our pursuit of success, we often place our focus on external achievements, believing that they hold the key to happiness and fulfillment. We strive to climb the ladder, accumulate wealth, and attain recognition, hoping that these accomplishments will bring us closer to our former selves. However, as we reach these milestones, we may find ourselves feeling emptier and further removed from our true essence.

The reality is that success alone cannot bridge the gap between who we have become and who we once were. We may achieve professional milestones, financial stability, or societal acclaim, but if these accomplishments are not aligned with our authentic selves, they will leave us feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. The pursuit of external validation can distract us from the essential task of reconnecting with our true essence.

The Awakening: A Path to Rediscovery

Awakening, a transformative process of self-discovery and inner growth, provides the true pathway to reconnecting with our authentic selves. It invites us to look beyond external measures of success and turn inward, exploring the depths of our consciousness and challenging the stories and beliefs that have shaped us.

Awakening begins with self-reflection, introspection, and a willingness to question the narratives that have led us astray. It is a call to peel back the layers of conditioning and rediscover the core of who we are. Through practices such as meditation, mindfulness, and self-inquiry, we embark on a profound journey of self-discovery.

By turning our attention inward, we begin to reconnect with our true essence—the part of us that is untouched by external circumstances and societal expectations. We uncover our authentic desires, passions, and values that may have been buried beneath the pursuit of external validation. Awakening enables us to realign our lives with these inner truths, allowing us to live in harmony with our authentic selves.

As we awaken, we cultivate self-awareness and mindfulness, learning to listen to the whispers of our intuition and navigate life from a place of deep authenticity. We let go of the need for external validation and embrace the unique gifts and talents that make us who we are. Through this process, we find genuine fulfillment and a profound sense of purpose.


In a world that often encourages us to seek external validation and define ourselves by our achievements, awakening offers a powerful alternative. It reminds us that the path to reconnecting with our authentic selves lies within. We must look beyond success, wealth, and accolades to find true fulfillment.

Awakening is a journey of self-discovery, introspection, and inner growth. It calls us to reconnect with our true essence, align our lives with our authentic desires, and live in harmony with our deepest values. Through practices such as meditation, mindfulness, and self-inquiry, we embark on a transformative path that leads us back to our authentic selves.

As we awaken, we rediscover the beauty, uniqueness, and purpose that resides within us. We let go of the illusion that success alone can bring us closer to who we once were, recognizing that the key to reconnecting with our authentic selves lies in cultivating self-awareness and living in alignment with our true essence.

So, let us embark on the journey of awakening, setting aside the pursuit of external validation and turning our attention inward. In doing so, we will find that true reconnection with our authentic selves, and experience a profound sense of fulfillment, joy, and purpose that surpasses any external measure of success.


Hi, I'm Michela

I’m a master coach, and someone liberated from limiting narrative, and self-sabotaging coping mechanisms, such as alcohol. I have walked the path. I understand your concerns and fears. Here you will find some of my thoughts and insights. Happy browsing!

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