“I am not afraid of my truth anymore and I will not omit pieces of me to make you comfortable.” —author unknown
It’s been said many times: The hardest thing in the world is to be completely and genuinely yourself. Living your truth means you run the risk of rejection, abandonment, being considered less-than or somehow unworthy.
All of which has absolutely nothing to do with you. Do you get that?
The high cost of abandoning yourself is nothing less than your self-esteem. So here are some questions to ask: What parts of yourself are you hiding? Are you in love with someone the family won’t approve of? Are you a democrat in a brood of republicans? Are you in deep, soulful conflict with the teachings of the church of your childhood? Are you lesbian, gay or transgender? Are you secretly, painfully fighting an addiction?
Consider this: How will you get to know how wonderful you are if you’re hiding in a closet? Perhaps it’s time to bring your inner and outer worlds together, in truth.