Living more autonomously or living by your rules means living by your own standards. When you live an autonomous life you have confidence in yourself. You know what you want. You're also assertive and don't dare to apologize about it. You refuse to live life or shape your perceptions or ideas around other's expectations and opinions. You don't mind standing alone.
This doesn't mean that ones who live a life guided by their own rules are always in disagreement with what most people like or do. It simply means that they stand for and only do what feels right to them regardless of the amount of people with or against them.
In my eyes it's a courageous and beautiful way of living.
While this way of living has its perks like being in alignment with your true self and wishes you also stumble and learn how to be better at being more autonomous...
Here are some things I've learned that strengthen me as a individual and help me get closer to the autonomous lifestyle I wish to one day completely master .
Live as an artist. Paint your life as a form of expression without a care about what others think about your art. Don't try to change anyone and appreciate everyone. Live for you and allow others to the same.
"Quien sobrevive a los estereotipos de la sociedad sin perder ni siquiera un gramo de su esencia, puede con todo y con todos."
Lessons never stop showing themselves and I am sure that if you sat to write down on paper all the wisdom you have learnt it'd be hard to finish. I hope these helped inspire you. What are the biggest lessons you've picked up from experience? If you were to give your child or a loved one thing to live by, what would it be?
Thanks for reading!