What Are You Hiding?

be beautiful, thich nhat hanh, self-acceptance Aren’t you tired of still trying to fit in? I know – I’m clearly not talking to you, of course you don’t care what anybody else thinks of you…… Don’t worry though, you’re not alone. Most of us still want to be liked and accepted by those around us – we just don’t say it to each other, or dare let anyone else know.

I wonder what would happen if we all just let go of any desire to be liked or accepted, and I mean really let it go? If we no longer even had an inkling of a thought that someone else might not like us – or like us. It’s all the same really. Imagine, not having even a single thought about what your parents, sisters, friends, or even strangers thought of you. What would you be like then?

How different might your life be? What would you be doing? What new hobbies do you think you’d take up? How would you dress? How would you speak? What would you do for work?

Let’s drop the veil and reveal our true selves to the world!

And you know what? We all might actually become a lot more inspired by the people around us, instead of going along with the idea that there is even one single person who knows what the hell they are doing!

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    June 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I love this! I haven always been like that. In fact when I was younger and lived in Norway, I used to be known by the whole town, beacuse of my colorful and different clothes and beliefs! 🙂 When I was in High School I used to say that it was good if someone would take out their need to bully on me because I could take it, but no one bullied me, actually I think they admired that I was different, but I never had that typical victim-personality. I was always smiling and happy. I hope I inspired others to dare to be themselves, and I hope I can continue to do so even now 🙂

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      June 1, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      You were so courageous before you probably even knew it 🙂 That’s a liberating way to be! It’s amazing how much more fulfilled you can feel when you accept yourself and no longer hide.

      Thanks for reading!!

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        June 1, 2014 at 4:18 pm

        🙂 🙂 yes, when you accept yourself you also accept everyone else 🙂 Have a beautiful day! 🙂

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    Earth Angel
    June 2, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I love love love this! I was the odd one in the family who always thought outside the box..it was really scary for my family when I would tell people what I was saw ..felt …heard.. believed..held back very little ..yet felt pretty lonely as a kid and especially teenager because I was so different.. Through self- love came no desire to be liked and then I was open to others in a different way.. Thank you so much for posting!
    Heart to Heart Robyn.. We have started a great group bond here

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      June 2, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Robyn, always a pleasure hearing from you! Yes it’s hard when we feel so different, and I think everyone has experienced feeling different in varying degrees at times in their life. The key certainly is self-love and acceptance – life gets so much easier when we cease searching outside of ourselves, doesn’t it?! Have a wonderful night! Much love, Sharon

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    June 3, 2014 at 6:08 am

    I got chills all over when reading “How different might your life be? What would you be doing? What new hobbies do you think you’d take up? How would you dress? How would you speak? What would you do for work?”
    How different indeed! I struggle with living in the minds of everyone around me. So planting the thought of how things could actually be different for me, well, it helps tremendously.
    Thank you for posting this.

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      June 3, 2014 at 7:43 am

      That’s is so great to hear! It is amazing how much we shape our lives from a deeper desire to fit in – when no-one really fits the idea of ‘the norm’ anyway 🙂 Life is so much more fun and fulfilling when we are following our deepest desires and letting our quirky side shine out for all to see!

      Have a wonderful day 🙂

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    June 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I think that we would be living as “real” humans as opposed to masquerading as a falsehood. I love this idea, and am also terrified of it. I believe though, if you’re afraid of something to conquer it. Letting your ego make the decisions for you is not how to manifest a happier life, one that you are meant to live. Not the one others want you to live.

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      June 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Yes I totally agree! Ha and I do enjoy that feeling of finding something that both excites you and terrifies you 🙂 You usually know you’re on the right path then. I’m certainly trying to let my true self shine out more and more, especially as I forgo the layers of limitation I have placed over myself.

      And yes, letting your ego make the decisions for you usually just leads to a more drama filled like! And certainly not a happier one.

      Thanks for reading my posts and sharing your thoughts!! Sharon xoxox

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    June 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    For a lot of my life I tried to fit in to the so called norm and even then I was called the black sheep of the family…..weird….crazy. This did not serve me at all as no matter how hard I tried it never felt enough in the eyes of others. As soon as I let go of the need of approval from others my life totally changed and I felt more connected to everyone in my life. The act of letting go was what I desired all along and what freedom this has given me to be my true self!!!
    Love n Heart hugs 🙂

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      June 12, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      I totally hear you! I had a similar experience growing up and always viewed myself as never enough. This lead to my journey to become a therapist too!

      Your journey is amazing and it takes bravery to finally decide you’ve had enough and let go of the need for external approval! That usually takes awareness and understanding that you are doing it, and then a real shift to decide to let it go! You are a real inspiration to others and I’m sure you motivate others to focus within and be themselves as well 🙂

      Once people see that you can let it go they usually can see that maybe they can do it also! 🙂

      Thank you for sharing on here 🙂
      With love,

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