Life is strange. With its highs and lows. The laughs and and the cries.
I think an adequate comparison to the life I want to describe would be to compare a seed to the human.
The seed of a rose, nestled deep inside the Earth; there’s so much potential. Will it grow and blossom into a beautiful rose, realizing its full potential – or not? All of the sun’s glory radiates upon the soil -penetrating it and nourishing her. And with faith and courage, the seed sprouts and pushes its way out of the soil, embracing and drinking in the light of the sun. Its warmth. Feeling the wind for the first time. Everything is louder above ground, brighter, busier. The little seedling continues to grow, continues to form, then finally blossoming into an intriguing beautiful, captivating rose.
I believe the human animal is similar. We start off as a seed, so much potential. Just making it out of the womb is a feat in itself. Born into the world -Here we go!
There’s a light that shines on each of us. As we are all individuals -regardless of what anyone else says, there is no one to replace us – we’re one of a kind.
As we grow up, and become adults, we have a choice – we can follow the light that radiates inside of us, or we can turn away from it in fear.
I need to talk about the shame and fear that I feel.
In the USA, where I am from, I feel like I have been reduced as a human. I feel like, I haven’t been allowed to be myself.
Taught to feel shame about so many things -by so many different influences:
-commercials, ads, posters, loved ones, friends, enemies, myself-
All of these influences have made me feel like I don’t deserve to be better, don’t deserve to be myself, don’t deserve to be confident. Taught that I’m not good enough just the way I am.
I’m tired of cowering and being afraid of what others think about me. Molding myself into the social norms.
I was never accepted when I sold myself out for social norms, so I’ve decided to try something new.
I once heard a quote from Lisa Nichols that went something like this:
By being your true self – you are helping to give someone else the air that they need to breathe.
I’m ready to go all in. Come join me.