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Life as a Unicorn: My Path to Self Awareness and 5 Easy Steps to Find Yours

Self Awareness, Self love, by Anastasia Konoian

Photograph by Steve Snider

5 Easy steps to self awareness, releasing religious dogmas and embracing self-love

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My name is Anastasia and I am a self-proclaimed jew-menian unicorn. Basically I’m half Jewish / half Russian Armenian. I threw in the unicorn reference for good measure.

My journey to the path of enlightenment began about five years ago. I’d been stuck in a hazardous cycle of living with red flags going off like fireworks on the fourth of July. I relied on an array of vices to shut them down. I wish I could say I didn’t see them coming, but I’d be lying. We’re all born with beautiful gifts and talents that we are meant to share with the world and sometimes we get so caught up in human behaviors that we forget just how magnificent a being we are. At a certain point in everyone’s life, if you are not paying attention, the universe will shake you to awaken you.

“Life offers us a second chance every day, it’s called tomorrow.”

I must have read that thousands of times, but, it never really resonated with me until a short time ago. Hearing or reading something doesn’t truly matter until the deepest part of you acknowledges it, until it agrees with your spirit.

Now I know what you’re going to say… How do I know what your spirit thinks

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