don’t hide your feelings. don’t tell the people closest to you that everything is okay just because you dont want them to worry about you. If you hide your feelings, you are basically a liar. If you ever decide to open up, people will wonder why you lied to them all along and its likely that this will push them farther away from you. You cant win. Story of my life.
As children we are without doubt and uninhibited. As we grow, we are taught values, limits, humility, shame, ambition, strength and loss. We are taught doubt. Doubt is not natural, it is learned. It is not of us, it is placed upon us. It is a symptom of expectations passed down from one generation to the next.
Our doubts have a purpose, as a tool for guidance and measurement. When thy are allowed to hold dominion, they are tyrannical and manipulative. If allowed, they will smother your core self leaving you in conflict with yourself.
Our doubts are not who we are. We are what waits underneath our fears and worries. When you feel pride in yourself, when you feel alive with passion, when you feel like you can fly, then you are feeling who you really are.
To all my dear friends past, present and future, I pray that you will find your wings and soar the heights of your beauty, for you are, all of you, beautiful in oh so many ways.