We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton
How many years did it take me to learn this? Quite a long time. I think this lesson ranks right up there with fear of speaking in public. Most people are uncomfortable being themselves. They sit in a fear of rejection, fear of being judged or fear of being laughed at.
I find that most of us secretly enjoying watching others being completely who they are. We long to be like them; not caring about what others think and fulfilling their desires completely without guilt or shame.
We are born to be who we are. Sounds strange stating it like that, but many of us don’t live our lives that way. We pretend to be something else and then get angry at ourselves when we don’t act the way we should. A few make it a habit to blame others or circumstances that are “beyond their control.”
It is vitally important to be who we are or we don’t completely fulfill our destiny. We aren’t as happy as we could be. We won’t have the experiences that help us grow in our own individual ways. We don’t meet those special people who can truly help us make significant changes.
Like I’ve stated in previous posts, when you start to tackle something big like this, make sure you start small, get some successes under your belt and then work on the more difficult aspects. This will generate hope and a feeling that you can really do it.
Have a great day!