How deeply are you willing to see yourself?
Beyond the projections of the versions of yourself, you put out to the world… Who are you behind closed doors? When no one is looking?
We wear many masks… A different version of ourselves exists through the eyes of each person we meet, encounter, enter into any form of relationship with… So how do you know who you are? As opposed to who people tell you you are?
My mother once said to me “as long as you can honestly look at yourself in the mirror and know that you are a good person and your heart is in the right place, nothing else matters.” And that really stuck with me.
Every person we encounter is a mirror to us. Often people will project their own insecurities or fears onto us.
It is down to you to know your truth. Who you are at your core… then assess whether what they are projecting is actually an aspect of yourself that you need to work on.
We are all perfectly imperfect, with infinite space to grow and learn and become exactly the kind of person that we want to be.
You have the choice.
To be the person you want to be. The person you are.
As opposed to the person society tells you to be or live up to.
The world is so diverse, full of unique and beautiful people, all dancing to the beat of their own drum.
I don’t feel so much that society’s expectations really have a place anymore. They are more just a figment or conditioning and belief systems passed down from generation to generation. “A belief is just a thought that you choose to continue to think.” – Abraham Hicks
You always have a choice. To be the person you want to be. Just one simple choice after another.
It may feel uncomfortable at first. That is okay. Take it step by step.
Take lessons from people. See your relationships as mirrors so you can see yourself through your own eyes. Learn more about yourself through the reflection of yourself you see in the eyes of others.
Choose to be the best version of yourself.