Remember who you are, even if your surrounding world suppresses you…ostracizes you…and misunderstands you and your purpose.
Because as Emerson once said, “To be great is to be misunderstood.”
There are people who will not appreciate you and respect you the way you deserve. But keep reminding yourself that you are worthy of love and respect, regardless of how they see you.
We all have our insecurities… our moments where we question ourselves, what we do, and who we are…
And sometimes we come home after a long exhausting day, refrain from brushing our teeth so we wouldn’t have to look at the person in the mirror and be terrified and disgusted with what we see. Sound familiar?
It’s very much part of my struggle.
Sometimes I keep the lights off in the washroom or any rooms with mirrors. (How did I get so many?…)That’s just how it has always been.
Some people are never able to see any beauty in themselves. I had come to accept this. To be okay with not to be okay sometimes.
But, I always try again the next day, and continue with the never-ending battle of restructuring the conditioning in the sub-concious, because that is all we can do sometimes….
It is amazing, really, that sometimes in our quest for love, how often we as women, or people in general, can allow one person to have so much power over us, upon letting go of those barriers we normally have up, putting down the guards and placing our trust in them… and ultimately reducing us to feel smaller than what we are truly worth.
Forcing us to take a moment to look at our reflections in the mirror, and within seconds find our flaws illuminated ten-fold, feel as if we are never good enough, and make us wonder what is so wrong about us.
It is not a strange concept or experience, to allot so much power to one individual, to potentially destroy everything you built for yourself in a lifetime, in a matter of minutes, when they attempt to tear you apart.
We don’t always have to be warriors or superheroes,… we can be human. We can be weak, we can have those moments of weakness, of relapse, we can be vulnerable and we can show our vulnerabilities. We can be okay not being okay. We can do all this, as long as we allow it to dissipate within those brief moments in time, learn from it, grow from the pain, and thus be able to bring ourselves back to the present moment, and remember who we are, and the bigger things we are set out to do in this lifetime.
“Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door with open.” – Rumi