Know What You Need, Say What You Want
We often sell off little pieces of ourselves in the name of being polite, not making waves, not ‘causing problems’ or ‘being selfish’ … and we don’t even realize it. It’s just seen as how things are done…
However, when we’re not authentic – with others and especially ourselves…that’s when we get lost. Our very own soul’s path becomes muddled and hidden under obligations, expectations and shoulds.
This can feel like the safe thing to do, the ‘right’ and unselfish, ‘nice’ thing to do…but you’re actually selling yourself and everyone else so short in the long run. You were born to be you, not someone else’s safe and polite version of you. And if you’re not you…the world is missing out on a lot! Just think of who you could be, of what you could be doing!
It’s so easy, however…from the very beginning we’re taught to control our desires and impulses. To a degree this helps us work together in a way that’s helpful and productive for all…but at some point individuality suffers.
When is it time to be the real you? Apparently this was supposed to happen when we ‘grew up and knew better…’ But, did you notice? That never actually seems to happen.
My thoughts? The time to be me – the time to be you! – is right now.
You don’t have to do it all at once. :) Just think about it for a bit – ponder how aware you are of who the real you is, and how the real you would be and feel and act.
Think of it as a fun exercise – perhaps it’s time to get to know yourself just a little bit better… :) 2012 is the year to rise and shine as individuals sharing a singular experience of life right now.
That’s what this week’s sparks are all about. :) I created this little poster for myself to help me remember…nothing fancy, just the idea of it. I invite you to make it your own if you get the urge! Try it on for size. :)
Here’s what it looks like!
Know What You Need
Say What You Want