Find Your Tribe

“Surround yourself with the dreamers, and the doers, the believers, and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” -Edmund Lee

My favorite thing about writing this time around is not trying to figure out what to write about, but it is deciding which idea out of the endless ideas I have scribbled down speaks to me that day. The difference is absolutely stemmed from me, but I also give a massive amount of credit to those who surround me. I am constantly inspired, supported and loved, and because of that, my creative soul is nourished, and my fears are calmed. The day I chose to go out and seek my tribe was the day my life was altered. When I chose to open myself up to new experiences and new people, and trust the positive energy I encountered, my path, my life and my purpose shifted.

Before I embarked on my journey to find happy, I was closed off, unsure how people would see me, judge me or if they would even understand me. I was afraid to trust, and because I barely knew myself, I was afraid to allow myself to be known. It took time, change of perspective, change of heart and a new way of thinking, but for the first time in my life, I can truly show those around me who I am, the real me, the me that I’m finally able to be, and in turn be the partner, mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend I’ve longed to be, without fear and without walls. I choose to surround myself with those who are like-minded, like-spirited and encourage and embody love. Most importantly I surround myself with those who love me, flaws and all, unconditionally. I am becoming who I am meant to be because I have found my tribe, my soul nourishing “spiritual” tribe, and my heart is always full because this tribe that allows me to find me, just continues to grow.

When you surround yourself with people who see you, really see you, for everything you are, without restraint or judgment, you find a light inside yourself you may never have allowed yourself to see before. When you have people to laugh with, cry with, share ideas with, run with, veg with, collaborate with and share your honest life with, conquering the world seems more possible than ever. When supported and guided by those who see you for you, the person behind the shy, insecure, shameful, sad and unhappy person you used to be, shines bright to show the world the beautiful, kind, talented, fun, loving confident human you are meant to be.

Find your tribe. Seek out those who cheer your successes, teach you that your failures are just lessons towards greatness, love you through the hard times, and are a big part of the great times. Surround yourself with those who see you for every part of you, every crack, every smile, every insecurity, every crazy idea, and love you still. Share your life with those who lift you up, feed your soul and embody the spirit of who you are, and who you strive to be.

Much Love,

Lisa

Photo Credit: unsplash-logoPerry Grone

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41 Replies to “Find Your Tribe”

  1. This is so true. Who you surround yourself with will seriously impact you so much more than some people understand! It is critical to have positivity and support in your life rather than negativity and judgement. Who you keep around will determine which you will have. Wonderful writing!

  2. Love the term “tribe” as you describe friendship! Comedian John C Reilly said friends are like underpants: “some snap under pressure, some support you, and some cover your butt when you need them to.”

    Our “tribe” can either lift us up or tear us down. I tell students, “show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” Who we associate with can lead us to triumph or tragedy.

    Good stuff!

    1. Ha! Love this comment and I love “show me your friends and I’ll show you your future”! This statement could not be more true – I look at how I was feeling in different periods of my life and who I surrounded myself played a huge part – thank you for reading 🧡

  3. Very true, everyone should surround themselves with people who believe in them and let go of the negative people. Only then can you open yourself to happiness. Loved this, bless you 🌸🌸

  4. I love this so much. It’s so important to find people who support you and remember that you don’t have to struggle (or win) by yourself.

  5. Great post 😊 We become the average of the people we surround ourselves with. I see the difference in me depending on the people I spend my time with.

  6. Love this post. The “tribal” mindset can work both positively and negatively. (Think politics here) but in terms of the like minded people who accept you for you that is awesome.

  7. “The day I chose to go out and seek my tribe was the day my life was altered.” Utterly important to feel safe! Beautiful piece! 🙂

  8. So true, most live a life of trying to please others while trying to filled that empty void just to find out that no one really gives a crap, but only to fulfill their desires and ambitions.. finding my tribe is a life long journey..

    1. Yes, it’s taken me years and a change in my definition of positive influence to surround myself with people who are truly good for me. Thank you for reading 🧡

      1. Thank you lisa. It’s a wonderful perspective because so many of us go through this same situation..

  9. What an interesting post. It reminded me of this one quote I read sometime back: You are the net average of the top five people who surround you physically and mentally most of the time 🙂

  10. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Even the most antisocial of us need to feel like we belong. As much as we admire self-sufficiency and self-confidence we cannot deny the comfort of belonging to a community.

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