We all have fears we won't admit to ourselves, and we're not always sure how to overcome them. We need love, but we're not convinced we deserve it. We want to love ourselves, but we don't know how. To one degree or another, there is chaos and confusion in each of us. Ideas take hold, and opinions intimidate. We get caught up in our own drama and take it all so seriously. We play roles that don't reflect the truth of what we are. Why do we do this to ourselves?
The answer is that we were shown how, and we became masters at it. Everyone is born an authentic being, but it is hard to remain authentic in a world where beliefs have already been assigned to us. As infants and children, we are told who we are, how we should behave, and how to respond to what we perceive.
We all know how little kids say the funniest things – funny, because they speak the truth as they perceive it, without judgment. Honest insights, plainly spoken, sound pretty shocking to adult ears.
Why? In many cultures, stating an obvious truth is considered impolite. Honesty and authenticity are considered child-like qualities. At times, they might even be considered rude. Most of us have learned to lie about what we see and how we feel.
….Learn your truth, express it……