Living each day much muchier
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
We all pretend to be something we’re not. Whether we’re projecting an ideal self on Facebook or trying to align better with the expectations of loved ones, we create something that’s not quite true. It’s somewhere between reality and the truth.
This quote about letting the world know me as I am struck me fair in the gut.
For me, it means letting people know how I really, honestly feel.
That’s scary as hell.
I can be deeply private about my real feelings. I manage them very closely and try to be cool.
I like to believe I’m awesomely okay with everything, no matter how it turns out. I’m a calm, intelligent, rational person. I can see the bigger picture. I can privately own whatever maelstrom is going on inside me.
I strive not to let the integrity of my behaviour be influenced by other people’s actions. So, why do I let the integrity of my emotions depend so entirely on how I think they feel?
Why am I timidly playing this game of I’ll show you mine if you show me yours?
I am not Switzerland. I am not Teflon. I am not invisible. I am not a spectator.
I will be brave. I’ll show you who I am.