I saw this image online this morning and couldn’t help but smile. It so represents where I am at my life right now. It is something I needed to remember and need to keep remembering.
I guess it kind of goes in line with my post yesterday, about being fake or real. Sometimes, I think we live so long being something we’re not that we start to believe that person is real, who we really are, when really it has just been a cover for something. Fear… insecurity… shame… protection… all are reasons we present a false facade, to cover up what’s really inside or what we are truly facing. If we live within that confine too long, it may actually start to become real, to become who we really are. We forget who we were. But, I don’t think we can change who we truly are deep inside, we just master different levels of hiding it.
The thing is, sometimes the person inside that we are trying to hide is a good person and not a bad one. Why did I need to hide that I was genuine and caring? Why did I need to hide that I feel and that I got hurt? Why did I need to hide the very qualities about me that make me unique and special? It’s all some preconceived notion that society at large has taught us all. Don’t show weakness, right?
I am calling BULLSHIT on that right here and now! What is so wrong with weakness? Isn’t that what helps us learn and grow? Isn’t that what turns us into better and more understanding people? Seeing your weakness and trying to improve it shows strength, not weakness.
So find yourself, accept yourself, welcome yourself back to the real world. You are okay exactly the way you are. Aren’t we each just a canvas upon which an abstract painting is taking shape? Paint your own canvas my dear friends.