When I took my degree, we spoke a lot about congruency. It became my favourite word. It is easy to hang out with other congruent people as they know who they are and I don't have to guess how they feel-they show up.
Congruence refers to the state of being in harmony or alignment with oneself. It means that your thoughts, feelings, and actions are all in sync, and your being has genuine authenticity. When you are congruent, you project an image of yourself to the world that is consistent and honest. This means not hiding your true thoughts and emotions but expressing them in a way that aligns with your values and beliefs. Congruence is often associated with transparency, honesty, and self-awareness.
Being congruent is vital for several reasons. First and foremost, it fosters genuine and meaningful relationships. When you are congruent, people can trust that they interact with the real you, not a facade. This trust forms the foundation of deep connections with others.
Secondly, congruence is essential for personal well-being. You experience less inner conflict and stress when you are true to yourself. You don't have to expend energy trying to maintain a false image or suppressing your genuine thoughts and feelings.
In conclusion, being congruent is about being true to yourself. It means aligning your actions with your beliefs, values, and emotions. This authenticity not only strengthens your relationships but also contributes significantly to your own happiness and inner peace. So, in a world where authenticity can often be overshadowed by external pressures and expectations, striving for congruence is a powerful way to navigate life with integrity and purpose.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!