Updated: May 7
What is the worst thing that could happen if you showed the world who you are?
If you shared what brings you joy?
What you fear?
What causes you pain or sorrow?
What might happen if people knew who you are at 3am, with little sleep and an overwhelming tiredness of the world? What might happen if you just allowed people to see you?
What we forget when wrapped up in our own insecurities and anxieties, is that Very few people are actually watching. Many are too busy wrapped up in their own stuff to really notice.They are busy trying to be what they think others want them to be, busy being the masks they have learnt to wear.
They are just like you. We live in a false understanding that everyone is watching our every move. That people are waiting to see us trip up. In truth most people are far too busy trying to not trip up themselves, to notice what you are doing.
But you know what they do notice? Authenticity. Humanness. Imperfection. And they love you for showing it to them. They love you for shining that light on how they feel themselves.
They relate to it. The realness. The rawness.
They live it themselves every day, but are scared of showing it for fear of being cast out of the tribe. A false tribe that exists in your head that feeds on a belief that everyone else is perfect and normal in a world where perfect and normal does not exist. There is no normal.
Each of use are as individual as a snowflake and the very fingerprints we have and thus all in exactly the same boat. What is the worst that could happen?
The worst thing is that you might give people permission to let their own light shine.
You might allow others to see their own fears and worries and allow a realisation that those fears and worries are the same ones we each have. You might experience some one disagree with your thoughts and beliefs and lead you down a path of changing those thoughts, or strengthening them. You might find a friend you never knew you had.
The entire time you are trying to live up to an impossible dream of perfect and normal, you are causing yourself unnecessary harm and pain. You are giving yourself problems that don't need to exist. Because when you show up as you are, in your truth, your weirdness, your raw imperfect beautiful self, you will be amazed how many people shout 'me too!'
There are 7.5 billion people on this planet. You are just one in 7.5 billion.
If 6 of those people don't jive with who you really are? There are plenty who will and are simply waiting to see you for who you REALLY are.
They want to know what you stand for, what your passions are, what your fears are, what your joys are.
What's the worst that could happen?
It's already happening right now by hiding your light, your truth, your beauty. It's time to stand up.Stand out. Be you.