How do you stay true to yourself?
First of all, what does “staying true to yourself” mean? I think it means having integrity, being honest with yourself, not lying to yourself, being who you believe yourself to be, living up to your principles.
How do I do that? I stay grounded in reality. I keep in touch with my spiritual nature, which is very important to me. I am a Muslim, so I make sure that I say my five required daily prayers and I read from the Qu’ran daily. I try to live by the principles in the Qu’ran and abide by the five pillars of Islam. These things help me immensely in living my life with integrity. I try to live my life the way I want others to treat me. Sometimes I mess up and make a colossal mistake and when I realize it, I apologize and ask for forgiveness.
I made a huge mistake and hurt someone very badly and asked for forgiveness several months ago but these people have not forgiven me and I have been terribly upset by this but I realize that I brought it on myself and there is not much I can do about it. I am trying to repair the relationship slowly and don’t know how things will turn out or if things will ever be the same, but at least I’m trying. That’s part of being true to oneself. To admit your mistakes and to try to correct them. To know yourself. That’s being true to yourself.