I think that we all at one time or another have disguised ourselves to be something or someone that we are not. I don’t know the reason, that varies. Sometimes it’s easier to be something or someone that we are not so that when we come under criticism we can say “well that wasn’t the real me anyway”
What’s wrong with being ourselves? We have got to come to a point where we are okay and confident in ourselves so that we can freely be ourselves.
So let’s start with all of those not so scary skeletons in our closets. Sometimes we think our insecurities are so huge and complicated that they will run the right person away. That’s not true. Your flaws will attract the right person.
Let’s clean out our closet by confessing our flaws. Saying aloud that our flaws are what make us unique and beautiful!!
We are not perfect..we are always in the process of bettering ourselves. Whether it’s working out,a diet, spiritual growth, and or embarking on a new quest of self-fulfillment. Understanding that being who you are is the most beautiful and awe-inspiring act that you could ever do, is life changing!!..
Being in love with yourself will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. No one can hurt, damage, or manipulate this love. It’s in your hands. Treat it with the utmost respect and shelter it. No one can take it, unless you give them permission to do so.
For the past two weeks I spent my time investing in artists and their craft. I was amazed at all the talent and all the beautiful stories and testimonies that were shared. I chose this picture of the rollercoaster in the shape of a heart because that pretty much summed up my experience. Although I may not have agreed with every post I read I will always respect the artist and their message.
I read wonderful posts about family and togetherness. It was wonderful to see how many people still believe family is an important foundation for a person in this life.
I read posts that made me think “wow, I can’t believe they said that” these were about more controversial topics like racism, politics, religion, etc. Although I may not have agreed, most posts were so full of passion that they captivated my attention.
Some posts tugged on my heart strings more as I read about depression, sadness and suicide. You just want to help, but you don’t know how!!
All and all taking these two weeks was great for me. It showed me how many voices that are out there trying to be heard, how many messages of hope, pain, encouragement, etc it gave me a different perspective on certain topics, and it reminded me of how important it is for us artists to keep fine-tuning our message.
I am so inspired and I feel renewed. I’m ready to start posting again. There is a lot of healing that needs to be done, and it’s starts with the passion to help, the thought to create and the courage to dare to put it out there!!
CHEERS TO MY ARTISTS, MAY WE CONTINUE TO CREATE TO WRITE, TO PHOTOGRAPH AND CAPTURE, TO INSPIRE AND IGNITE KEEP YOUR GIFT RELEVANT AND YOUR MI ND ALIVE!!
Sometimes it is so hard to understand why we have to take a certain path in life. The journey is so hard to understand. We all have so many challenges in life that are tailored to our decisions, our environment, and our unforeseen destiny. I know that in my own life I have wished that I could hit the “re-do” button or the “easy” button. It is not until we have overcome some form of tragedy in our lives that we understand that we need the turbulence to make our lives more stable and secure. The most successful people face the most horrible circumstances. Did these horrific events seem worth it once success was obtained? I’m sure. Our tragedies, heartaches, disappointments and failures help develop us into who we are. They give us character, self-worth, and compassion. I have heard that anything that comes to you easy, will not be worth having. It is said that you will lose it as fast as you gained in. However, when you have to fight for something, you can appreciate it more. You will love on it more, you will cherish it more, and you will respect the process that you went through to obtain it.
The process is never easy, it takes DEDICATION, SACRIFICE and a nice dose of FEARLESSNESS. Why these 3 you ask?
DEDICATION: you have to be dedicated to the cause. You cannot allow distractions to make you lose focus of the goals that you have set. You have to make up your mind that no matter what, your goal will remain a priority of yours and no matter how long it takes you will see the process through.
SACRIFICE: you will have to make sacrifices in order to achieve your goal. You will not be able to hang out and attend every event that your friends or families do. You will have to set aside time to work on your goal. Social media is sometimes distracting so you may have to turn off your devices to get some time alone with your work. Being disciplined means prioritizing and giving less priority to those things that will not add to your success.
FEARLESSNESS: You will have to be fearless because everyone will not understand your goal. Some people that you thought would believe in you, wont. Sometimes people you love won’t feel like your goal is what’s best for and will try to redirect your path. You have to be strong and respect their concern, but live your own life to the fullest.
I wrote this post to not only encourage someone else, but also myself. I am trying to stay sane through my process. Sometimes it gets hard. I have had family and friends not believe in what I’m trying to do. My advice, I know its painful and sometimes you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel; stay the course and it will be worth it.
To my blog followers, I have not quit my blog.. (lol) I will be spending the next two weeks reading my followers blogs (always invest in those who invest in you to show how much you appreciate them) I will also be enjoying new blogs. (I love to find new and interesting blogs). So some of you will probably be getting multiple comments and likes from me as I catch up on my reading.
AS ALWAYS, THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUAL SUPPORT OF MY BLOG. I AM ALWAYS HUMBLED BY ANY LIKES AND COMMENTS I GET…
I typically do not make a blog post without praying about it, and going through it to make sure it reads exactly how I need it to read. But this morning is a little different. . .
This morning my heart is going out to those who struggle with God’s delay! I too at times have a hard time understanding why certain things haven’t happened for me yet. Why I have strong, burning desires for things & it seems like I’m being stalled on seeing them fulfilled. It seems like the very desires I have is happening for everyone else but me! I at times question: When is it going to be my turn?
Maybe you feel this way now or have felt this way before. Maybe you too are wondering:
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