HIDING YOURSELF FROM THE WORLD
WHO HIDES THEMSELVES CONSTANTLY?
ARE YOU TIRED OF FEELING NUMB?
We have all gotten so clever at hiding ourselves. There was a time I had to suppress who I really am everyday. I was so scared of people knowing I liked to be silly and creative, I didn’t want anyone to know I wept at sad films or I found huge joy in the music I created.
“This is just for me” I would tell myself.
This was a lie I had always told myself, the truth is I thought letting this out would leave me too vulnerable, too seen. I had been bullied when I was young, why would this be different?
So I suppressed it, I would dismiss anyone talking about anything like these areas.
Working with my coach I saw that my relationship with my authentic self was damaged. I loved these parts but carried shame I picked up in childhood still.
So he challenged me to sit for 10 minutes a day, think and meditate about letting this go, forgiving myself for how I have acted with these things as I was doing the best I could with my knowledge and circumstance at the time.
I challenge you to do the same, is there an area you hide? It is time you accept and love every part of you. Forgive, empathise and learn to love who you are today