Being You

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”Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
Oscar Wilde

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How many times each day do you mean to say one thing, and say another instead, because you are worried about what others might think? How often do you wake up in the morning with one idea in mind for what you want to accomplish, only to find yourself doing something else because of social pressures or self doubts?

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You have to admit, you have spent too much of your life subconsciously belittling yourself. Thinking you are not enough. Trying to be someone else. Someone who fits in. Someone who is less sensitive. Less needy. Less flawed. Less YOU. Because perhaps you felt broken, and you did not want to scare people away. You wanted them to like you. You wanted to make a good impression. You wanted to be seen as worthy and lovable. So you could feel healed and whole.

And so for the longest time, behind a facade of fake smiles, you have inadvertently betrayed yourself for the purpose of pleasing everyone else……

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Maybe now you are at a point where you are seeing things differently. The heartache just is not worth it anymore. Belittling yourself for one more day just does not make any sense. And more than that, you now realise no matter what you do or how you change, some people will never be pleased anyway.

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You now realise you have to start doing things for the right reasons. Not because it ts what you think everyone else needs, but because you finally know yourself to be worthy of your own love and care.

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Not because other people approve of you, but because you are breathing your own air, thinking your own thoughts, and occupying a space no one else ever could.

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Yes, you are indeed worthy! Your ideas are worthy. Your feelings are worthy. Your needs are worthy. And without everyone else’s constant validation, you must be who you are and live your truth. Even if it makes people turn their heads. Even if it means walking alone down the path less traveled for awhile.

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Even if your own confidence in yourself has been shaken! The real battle is always in your mind. And your mind is under your control, not the other way around.

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Choose to take up a lot of positive space in your own life today. Choose to give yourself permission to meet your own needs. Choose to honour your feelings and emotions. Choose to make self-love and self-care a part of your daily routine…

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Choose to think better about yourself, so you can live better in spite of yourself.

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‘Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
Bernard M. Maruch


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