Don’t be afraid of being yourself. We hear it all the time. But HOW?????
We, as children, were always taught to behave ourselves.
To comply with the requirements of adults, rules and expectations, at home and at school.
We did all that’s possible to fit in, to be accepted, to belong. Just to get a little bit of love and not be to rejected, while all the time our souls were screaming out loud …NOOOOOOO!!!
In order to be accepted by them, we needed to suppress our True Selves.
And in the process of fitting in we have lost this feeling of authenticity. Because being yourself was not allowed, it was not accepted. You had to fit in, be like others, to be less flamboyant, less expressive, sit quietly, not to be “disruptive”, to be complacent, not to stand out, and NEVER be DIFFERENT and so on …
As a child, if you were playful or noisy, you were punished, and god forbid if you expressed any anger. ANGER is not allowed for children. This emotion is exclusively reserved for adults. Some adults will then take this suppressed anger out on others or themselves.
Being yourself was simply FORBIDDEN.
Now, you may be wondering why YOU can’t just be free, be YOURSELF. It’s because you’ve had years of conditioning to be a very good obedient little child. You have forgotten, you stopped feeling, stopped sensing, stopped believing in what is possible, and who you really are!
We have lost this joy, innocence, fun, playfulness, laughter, the beauty of being ourselves.
And become sooo SELF-CONSCIOUS.
Afraid to be free, to express this wild sense of ‘me’.
Afraid of being judged, ridiculed, punished or abandoned.
Being yourself means being free to express yourself, and to live your life to the full.
The freedom of living out your dreams.
BUT HOW DIFFICULT CAN THAT BE?
More about this next time…
See you soon.
With all my love ❤️
P.S. I’d love to hear from you. I’m curious if something resonated or spoke to you.