Do you feel like there is something you have to do that you don’t do because of ‘them’? What would ‘they’ say if you did? What would ‘they’ do if you dared to have a different opinion or do something they would not do? What would ‘they’ say if you suddenly declared that you believe something they don’t believe? Would they turn their backs on you? So what!
If you procrastinate and hold yourself back because of others, you do a disservice to the world. You are here to show up and shine and be your best self in every possible way, those who mind truly don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind, I assure you. You are here for a reason, and that reason is not to hide your talent and neither is it to keep your light under a bushel. Be who you are, your talents and your light have an important role, you just have to show up and find it.
I have been holding myself back for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a community where you went to church, or if you didnt, at least you didn’t voice any other thoughts. I held back so no one would notice that I have some ‘unusual’ interests. Interests that I didn’t feel would fit in the peer group I ‘belong’ to. I didn’t want to be considered odd since I thought many of those I socialize with could be a bit unimaginative. It has been like holding down a beach ball; it kept popping up all the time, I became exhausted and now I have decided that it isn’t worth it.
I actually held back so much I didn’t know what it was I wanted and needed to do, what my passion was! I just knew I believed in things other people did not believe in, or so I thought. I was unfair, I have later found that there are many of us out there, with just about the same ideas and beliefs.
Who are ‘they’?
If you ask me; ‘they’ don’t exist, ‘they’ are you, and ‘they’ are all in your head. Sure some people will try to make you fall back in line, but if they love you and want the best for you, they will accept and celebrate your change when they see how happy you have become.
You might lose some friends, but if they don’t like you for who you are, they aren’t your friends anyway. And you will also find that you get many new friends instead, sometimes people who you are actually acquainted with will become close friends when you find you share ideas and interests!
We have to grow!
If we don’t do what we are here to do and what makes us feel fulfilled, our souls shrink and we become bitter. Growing and expanding our awareness in this world so that we can be a force for good, is more important than ever before, seeing how the situation is in this world. If all of us with these peaceful and loving beliefs step up and create a strong vibration we will most certainly be able to do something about what is going on.
The oddest thing
The last year or so I have slowly but steadily stopped holding back and started talking openly about my interests in spirituality and I’m flabbergasted by how many people are relieved when I start talking about it! It’s like they too want to talk and want to share and discuss these ideas. The discussions and exchanges of ideas have given me a lot of new friends all over the world, but I have also been able to form new and stronger bonds with the people around me.
Looking back on history some of the most effective movements to end wars have been peace movements, with leaders who got their followers to answer violence with non-violence, bullets with flowers and so on. This is how I know we absolutely need all those who will stand together, follow their passion and send out positive energy into the world.
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