Part of you

imageA little note to myself which is so much needed today.

Don’t be ashamed to shed a tear.
To me tears clean the soul so you can once again see the beauty around you.

Being vulnerable only shows that you’re able to face the truth.. even the hard truth.. with dignity and with heart.

Open yourself up. Allow yourself to feel no matter how hard or torturing it may be.

Take down any emotional brick walls you have built around yourself and experience every emotion, both good and bad.
This is real life, you can’t hide from it, you can’t hide from the devastation, the hurt, the pain, the sorrow,the lose, the emptiness.

For what are we if we don’t feel?

We become cold-hearted, lost souls with no heart.
It really is ok to break down once in a while, you won’t be weak because of it.
And even though no amount of tears, pain and heartbreak can fix you or change anything, it’s better than closing down and denying what you feel. (I’ve been doing this a lot lately, not even admitting my true feelings to myself because the emotional pain is to great, to intense, to good damn painful.)

Your emotions are part of you, they are you.

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Don’t be ashamed.

imageNothing is wrong with telling someone else how you truly feel.
Sharing something personal makes you stronger in people’s eyes, and most importantly in your own.
Being able to show the real you when most people would rather hide behind a fake mask is an admirable quality.
So don’t be ashamed to shed a tear.
Being vulnerable only shows that you’re able to face the truth… even the hard truth with dignity.
Open yourself up.
Allow yourself to feel, to be mindful and authentic. Tear down any emotional brick wall you have built around yourself and experience every exquisite emotion, both good and bad.
This is real life.

BE who you are.

imageIt’s human nature to attempt to mimic other humans you look up to…perhaps a parental figure or a celebrity. Especially when you are feeling insecure in your own skin. But attempting to be someone else will always leave you feeling empty inside.

Why?

Because what you appreciate about the people you admire is their individuality, the qualities that make them unique. To really copy them, you need to develop your own individuality, and in that way, you would actually be less like them and more like your true self.
We all have quirks and a weirdness about us. The more relaxed you become with your own differences, the more comfortable you will start to feel just being YOU.

Celebrate being different, off the beaten path, a little on the weird side, your own special creation.
If you find yourself feeling like a fish out of water, by all means find a new river to swim in. But DO NOT change who you are.. BE who you are.

Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

imageBe who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
There’s a lot of truth in that statement.
Be cordial and reasonable, of course, but don’t tread carefully on every word you say.
Push your concerns of what others might think aside and say what you need to say.
What you’ll find is that most of the time no one will be offended or irritated at all. And if they do get upset, it’s likely only because you’ve brought something important to their attention that forces them to think differently.
When you don’t speak up, there’s a lot of important stuff that never gets said.
And in the end, there’s no greater sadness than holding on to the words you never had the courage to speak.
I know this too well.