We’re swirling around in our heads, our seemingly solitary universes, with internal dialogues so loud that we forget that everyone, EVERYONE, is fighting some sort of battle with fears, beliefs, and interpretations that are holding them back… too.
We tend to look out at the world and take stock of everyone around us and use our limited perception to gauge how we’re doing and how we’re measuring up.
Today, I’m giving you permission to stop it.
Because the reality is, everyone has parts of themselves they’re not proud of. Parts they’re afraid of. Parts they keep hidden from themselves and the world by using stories, acts, and substances.
But there’s something quite powerful about claiming those parts of ourselves we’re afraid off. Why? Because we’re human and all of us have those parts – parts that have developed from the beliefs we’ve taken on.
And all of us want to connect.
Our brains are hardwired for it. But we don’t connect through our personas and acts. We connect when we’re REAL. We connect when we own our humanness and let someone in. By doing so we invite another into their humanness and ultimately say, “Hey, it’s ok. I’m flawed and fabulous too! We’re in this together.”
Silently swimming in our heads and covering our eyes to our fears keeps us from remembering that we’re all inherently whole, complete… and ultimately aok, worthy of living the best life imaginable.
Let’s let ourselves off the hook and remember that nothing here is permanent. Life is supposed to be fun! We can’t take any of it with us when we leave so maybe we don’t have to take ourselves and these fears so seriously.
So have some compassion for yourself and don’t be afraid of any of the parts within you. Don’t be afraid to show up and offer ALL OF YOU to the world – because at the end of the day we’re all flawed and fabulous, in this together, doing the best we can.
Amy Eliza Wong is a life coach, writer, and speaker in Sacramento and the Greater Bay Area committed to helping people figure out what makes them tick so they can finally live with joy and real purpose. Learn more about working with her.