“The world is the way it is because of people like you. No matter who you are there will always be a place for you and a need for someone like you. You don’t need to act like someone else to find friends, or communicate with people, all you need is to be yourself”
~ N. Cem Kozikoglu
Love this by Brene Brown. We all have a story, a past and shadow aspects of ourselves in our psyche. Getting honest with yourself and having the courage to face personal challenges is shitty work. It’s often exhausting, confusing and painful.
It’s a risk to be honest and vulnerable, we all have our dark side and our little secrets that we could expose.
Being brave enough to acknowledge them (bring them to the light) is the start of healing them.
Recently I joined a friendship group for people with social anxiety. I am the vulnerable one in the group, the open book – I’m sure most of the time I look like a complete goof because I say things others wouldn’t dare. Stuff that’s usually hush hush..
.. It’s a risk being open … but every week after the group ends someone stays on and chats with me, often for 3 hours or more.
I love it and I think somehow I’ve made them feel completely safe to be open also.
We all seem to help each other in our own unique way :o)
So get out there and be you, flaws and all..
Love & baby steps,
Having the courage to be open, true to yourself and vulnerable makes you so much more attractive.
It enables you to connect with other beautiful people.
It takes self love, which releases the fear of rejection … and self trust, the confidence in knowing that you have the power to ignore or walk away from anything that is hurtful to your being.
Be you .. Be(you)tiful
Ignore the critics.. dare to be different.. dare to be yourself