this is meThis post is dedicated to those who feel they have to hide some truth about themselves…

Sometimes we tend to hide what is inside just to please those around us. Truth is we should never act as someone else just to prove to others that we are acceptable.

I have got myself in a ‘situation’ this week. See, I have been hiding my changed beliefs for almost a year now, from people who were close to me. Why? For many reasons. For starters I knew that such things were not debatable to these people, so I knew this wouldn’t be acceptable from their point of view AT ALL COST. I knew they would do their best to talk me out of it. I didn’t want to cause them pain, because I knew that somehow they would feel they failed me..

So what did I do? I kept my mouth shut, I hid it all. Part of me still wanted them to know, and I made some things public…eventually what I made public ended up within their view, and voila’, they haven’t talked to me for almost a week now.

Who is anyone else to tell me what is right and what is wrong? Shouldn’t I be free to make my own choices, to seek different paths, to make a mind of my own? Shouldn’t everyone be free to make his/her own choices?

This experience has taught me a lesson, which I would like to share with you today.

If there is an aspect of yourself that you are hiding from anyone, get out into the limelight and shout it out! Sure I did prolong the time to almost a year where I’ve hid (quite successfully) my new beliefs, but I admit it had created anxiety within me, having to hide who I am and who I have always been.

It is not worth living your life in hiding, or not being honest with yourself about who you are.

love yourselfThink about it. Are you hiding it all because you feel ashamed of it? Or because you are afraid of the reactions of others? If you feel ashamed, think, accept and embrace yourself as you are. If it is the latter, then let it out and be yourself.

Do not live your life based on what others expect you to be, as in the process you will lose yourself and come to a point where you won’t be able to make up your mind about what you want from life and who you are in the first place.

Your uniqueness is what makes you special. Embrace yourself and let your light shine to the whole world to see. Never be ashamed of who you are. You can’t respect, love and fully accept others before you learn how to respect, love and fully accept yourself first.

Let the world know who you are, shine your uniqueness onto the world! Remember that you CAN make a difference if you seek to shine! Make the world a better place…be yourself!

I will leave you with Demi Lovato’s song This Is Me, one of Camp Rock’s soundtracks…

 

 

This Is Me Demi Lovato Lyrics

I’ve always been the kind of girl
That hid my face
So afraid to tell the world
What I’ve got to say
But I have this dream
Right inside of me
I’m gonna let it show, it’s time
To let you know
To let you know

This is real, this is me
I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, now
Gonna let the light, shine on me
Now I’ve found, who I am
There’s no way to hold it in
No more hiding who I want to be
This is me

Do you know what it’s like
To feel so in the dark
To dream about a life
Where you’re the shining star
Even though it seems
Like it’s too far away
I have to believe in myself
It’s the only way

This is real, This is me
I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, now
Gonna let the light, shine on me
Now I’ve found, who I am
There’s no way to hold it in
No more hiding who I want to be
This is me

You’re the voice I hear inside my head
The reason that I’m singing
I need to find you, I gotta find you
You’re the missing piece I need
The song inside of me
I need to find you, I gotta find you

This is real, this is me
I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, now
Gonna let the light, shine on me
Now I’ve found, who I am
There’s no way to hold it in
No more hiding who I want to be
This is me
You’re the missing piece I need
The song inside of me (this is me)
You’re the voice I hear inside my head
The reason that I’m singing
Now I’ve found, who I am
There’s no way to hold it in
No more hiding who I want to be
This is me

 

be yourself

Love & Light to You & Yours,

Claire

 

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