Imagine living in a world where you embrace who you are. Imagine being proud of who you are. Imagine letting your true colors shine out without fear of offending, disappointing, upsetting or challenging someone else. Imagine being A-ok with someone not liking you!!! Imagine….
Now I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
YOU CAN HAVE ALLLLL THIS FOR FREE!
For some reason, being who we truly are can be a major battle that has to be fought on a daily basis. Is it fear? Probably. No one wants to be rejected or judged. As a pretty general rule, most of us don’t want to let others down. Some of us struggle with standing out, going against the grain or again, upsetting someone.
But when does ALL that become too much work? Too much effort? When does the dance become too draining, too difficult to justify?
I guess we all have our breaking point. That point where we become so tired of trying to be something we are not for the sake of others comfortableness. Maybe it’s the moment when we realize how unfair it is that we are the one conforming, or contorting ourselves into something we are not. Maybe it’s when we decide that our uncomfortableness is important too?
Whatever it is, I think it comes down to understanding that there is nothing wrong with being who you are. You are you. Sure, you may not be everyone’s cup of tea…but why does that matter? We don’t have to impress everyone, do we?
By being yourself, you will find your tribe. The people who get you, love you, respect you….for YOU.
If you keep hiding the real you, you’re missing out for sure, but so are all the people whose lives you could be a part of.
Embracing who you are, realizing that you are the only you and then letting that out into the world to shine is a gift you give to yourself and to others!
Thanks for reading~
My submission for #ForgivingFridays