Tina Turner Kennedy Center Honors

What Tina Turner Claims about Your True Self Secret

by Kalinda Rose Stevenson

Letting Everything Go

Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go
purge yourself.
If you are unhappy with anything
whatever is bringing you down
get rid of it.
Because you’ll find that when you’re free,
your true creativity, your true self comes out.

Tina Turner
Find out why true self secret of happiness comes from discovering what is right with you, rather than than trying to fix "what is wrong with you."
Tina Turner True Self

About Tina Turner 

In this picture, President George W. Bush congratulates Tina Turner during a reception for the Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House Sunday, December 4, 2005. From left, the honorees are singer Tony Bennett, dancer Suzanne Farrell, actress Julie Harris, actor Robert Redford and singer Tina Turner.

2005 – Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. The Honors have been presented annually since 1978 in Washington, D.C., during gala weekend-long events which culminate in a performance for — and honoring — the Honorees at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

This is what the committee said about Tina Turner:

She helped put the soul back in rock and roll, fused genres and raised American popular music to frenzied levels of international adulation and excitement. She embodies the best and the earthiest meaning of women in rock. Her Cinderella tale is a constant source of inspiration to generations of fans. The whole world seems to know her story, both from her best-selling autobiography I, Tina and from the Oscar-nominated film based on that book. But there is always more to Tina Turner, who has overcome what to many would seem insurmountable odds and each time has risen like the phoenix in full splendor.

Ugly Duckling Stories 

The statement by the Kennedy Center Honors committee describes Tina Turner's life in terms of a "Cinderella tale" and the "phoenix." Her life is also an "ugly duckling story."

Tina Turner's words about letting everything go is the lead quotation in the Postlogue of my book, Your True Self Identity. I chose her words because they get to the essence of the purpose of my book. I use the story of the ugly duckling as a metaphor about letting go of beliefs about fixing "what is wrong with you." 

Although I am not persuaded that the ugly duckling would feel “…glad at having suffered sorrow and trouble, because it enabled him to enjoy so much better all the pleasure and happiness around him…,” I do believe that there is a direct correlation between seeing an accurate reflection of your true self and being happy. You can never be happy if you believe that you are nothing but an ugly duckling.
The real secret of happiness that eludes so many of us lies a ridding process. You don’t find happiness by changing into something you are not. Rather, you find happiness by getting rid of the conditioned beliefs of your false self. You become happy when you get rid of the distorting mirrors — especially the funhouse mirror of original sin — so that you can see yourself as you truly are. The moment when you see your true self is the moment of your own transfiguration. This is also the moment when you can experience the happiness of seeing your true self for the first time (pages 277-78).

Whatever the metaphor — Cinderella, phoenix, ugly duckling, or something else — the true self secret of happiness comes from discovering what is right with you, rather than than trying to fix "what is wrong with you."

Tina Turner Autobiography

I, Tina: My Life Story (icon!t)
A reissue of the one of the most fascinating and dramatic true stories in show business history—the massive bestseller I, Tina, in which the legendary Tina Turner tells all about her life and career: from her humble beginnings in Nut Bush, TN; to her turbulent and volatile marriage to Ike Turner; and, finally, to her triumphant return and massive success.
[Original Post September 3, 2014]
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