What is it that keeps each of us silent about these secret parts of ourselves? We walk into work and bring just a small fraction of the true us, share only what seems easy for others to palate. Raise our hand just once and then when we aren’t called upon, don’t raise it again. We wonder, “Why am I unhappy in this job? It’s got good pay, great benefits! Why do we long to get home where we can “Put on my real clothes!” (That’s what I would command my mother when I had to wear an itchy crinkly skirt as a child.)
So often we squirrel away the pieces and parts of us that we love. We hide our choice in mates, in beliefs, in creative ideas – all in the service to one thing – fitting in. What keeps us bound in holy hostage? Our fear.
Fear of ridicule, fear of gossip, fear of bullying, fear of being the other, different, alone, keeps our feet rooted when it is time to walk, to run, to fly.
The truth is we are different. That’s what we were meant to be. Unique. In this time where our goal from the moment we are born is to fit in, owning our difference is essential and difficult. But it’s our divine birthright.
You are soul. God is love. Soul exists because God loves it.”
– Harold Klemp writes in his book The Language of Soul. You are meant to be exactly who you are, so why not be it fully? Let’s just love who we are and bring that love of ourselves into the light so we can love others and be Inspired by their differences.
This week ask yourself, “What am I willing to give up in order to be more of me, more of my true self?” Then gently take a step forward and into that beautiful, Creative Genius You.
The real you.
“You don’t have to try so hard, you don’t have to give it all away. You just have to get up, get up, get up, you don’t have to change a single thing.” – Colbie Caillat