Author Rae Schneider is a counselor (and listener) who has been partnering with non-profits for the last 8 years to help individuals in high-risk environments get the mental help they need. The vision for the Rarely Right Podcast is to extend that same heartbeat - that everyone deserves to be heard.
The world can be a lonely place, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Rarely Right, we want to celebrate stories, authenticity, and discuss life.
In this episode, Rae discusses the conflicts caused by our ‘roles wardrobe’. We spend a lot of energy - both physically and mentally - worrying about roles we assume are meant to be played by us - rather than focusing on who we actually are and want to be.
Somewhere along the way, I misunderstood the phrase, "Compromise is selfless". Compromise, instead, creates a self-less space. A space where your needs have been fractured again and again under the wants of other people. Sometimes we misunderstand the giving for others, for the stealing from ourselves. One life. That's all we have. Refuse to be content.
Changing negative narratives that are disrupting our hearts and lives isnt easy - its hard. The only way to counter those words that keep hurting our spirits is to create a positive shield to guard and redirect us.
There will always be struggle. I think that’s a statement we all need to wrap our heads around. Whether it’s your career or your personal life - the goal of life should never be to find a place without struggle. There is no such place and chasing after a ghost like that can leave the soul feeling angry and empty and lonely.
In one conversation I was faced with a reality that had always walked with me, even if I never acknowledged it or knew to do so. Which means the timing of my acknowledgement had no dictatorship over the actual wiring of my mind or heart.
Have you ever looked up the definition of independence or independent? “not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion or conduct” - Isn’t that powerful? Let this question sit on your heart today... Why don’t we ever celebrate our own independence?