I came across this question today while scrolling through Facebook and it caused me to pause in my tracks…
Think about it.
Scratch that. FEEL it. WHO are you? Who are you working to BEcome for yourself and the world?
Sometimes I find myself wanting to express all of me upfront just so my “audience” understands that while I am passionate in all areas of my life… the bottom line of it all is that I wear my heart on my sleeve and I am loyal in ways that have, at times, given way to heartbreak and disappointment. And I LIKE that about myself. I am HAPPY with who I am. I have worked a long time to BE this person and I am proud of that.
I used to say that my 20’s were a time of exploration and in my 30’s, I have really come into my own.
But when I think about it, that’s only partially true. You see, I believe that we should ALWAYS be growing and learning more about ourselves and that we should never for a moment stop the process of exploration into self… into life… into everything we feel passionate about. That passion is not a coincidence. It’s been placed in us for a reason, which I tend to believe comes down to our purpose on this planet.
As I thought about this question – my personal warning label – the same thing kept coming up. Instead of wondering if that was the “right” answer – I allowed my heart to speak for me – and this is what came up… my label would say:
Insanely passionate about life with the capacity to love fiercely without apology.
A few years ago, I gave up the need to explain myself. I am not perfect.
There are plenty of times where I speak out of turn or my words come out quicker than my thoughts. There are times where I am extremely open and vulnerable “too soon.” There are times where I am ridiculously inappropriate, sometimes in the absolute wrong situation! And there are definitely times where I wish I could take a decision about something back and have a re-do.
But that is me! Regardless of my imperfect articulation at times, along with the many other imperfect pieces of myself, everything I do and say comes from a place of love. Always.
I used to feel bad and find myself apologizing if I found myself being misunderstood. But then I realized that the people I want in my life would accept these imperfections and love me just the same. Just as I do for them. Because we all working to be and do our best. And THAT should be celebrated.
I know my heart. And for me, that’s the most important thing.
This has been one of the best things I have done for myself on my path to creating the life of my dreams. ACCEPTANCE.
What are you doing to truly accept and love yourself completely, without judgement? I promise that the moment you allow yourself to BE who you are, the Universe will conspire to bring some incredible experiences and people into your life that align so synergistically with the true essence of who you are at your core, that you will not be able to look back – nor will you want to! The art of allowing will serve you on every level and in doing so, will create a sort of soul-addiction to your personal truth. It’s really fucking beautiful!
Whatever your label says, I want to encourage you to remember something…
You will ALWAYS be too much for someone. And that is OKAY! Who you are is such a gift to the world. KNOW that. Trust that. And keep moving forward.