Do Not Hide
I think a human need we all share is we want to feel special. We want to live a life others look up to. We want to inspire others with our gifts and talents, and we believe that there’s something unique inside of us that makes us different in the best of ways. But the acknowledgment of all of those qualities requires that we’re seen, heard, appreciated, and expressing our essence into the world.
But I think that’s the problem. Many people are afraid to be seen. People don’t feel comfortable standing out and being different. So instead of doing the things that make us unique and differentiated we pull back and do what it takes to fit into the crowd and check the box. This really is motivated by fear - The ways we’re insecure about who we are, the fear of being embarrassed, ridiculed, or mocked, and the vulnerability of putting ourselves out there and realizing we might not be good enough.
Consciously we know that’s not how we want to live - Who wants to be just one person lost in the crowd? Of course we want to feel special. But unconsciously that’s what happens because we don’t dare to allow our truest selves to be shared with the world.
So today I want to encourage you to set an intention. Do not hide. If you feel like doing something but you’re worried how others might perceive it, do it! If you’re excited about trying something new but social conditioning is telling you that’s not how it’s ‘supposed’ to be, trust your intuition over the voices of people who are living by the book. I believe that when you least want to do something is when you most need to do it because it strengthens your belief that you can be the person you want to be.
So commit to trying this for a month, a week, or even a day. Do not hide and let your true self shine! Speak up about your preferences. Say what’s on your mind. Take steps toward what you care about. Because when you do your life will begin to adjust and mold around the things you want most. And to wrap this up let me ask you a question - What are you hiding from right now?
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