Long ago, as a young woman in my early 20’s, I remember asking aloud this question: “What is so wrong about being who I really am?”
Took a few decades of experience to answer it simply as “Wrongness isn’t even a consideration in my life, as long as I’m doing what I feel I’m meant to do to help others while being true to my own inner calling.”
For many of us, during the course of our lives, we discovered there were “others” more than willing to offer their unsolicited opinions of what we should be, and what we should do with our lives and our time. Fortunately, most of us eventually learned that the only opinion that truly mattered about our life’s direction was our own.
For some, it took decades of hard-fought experience to reach this realization. I know that I value the efforts it took for me personally to be here now where I presently am, doing what I’m doing to help others in some way. Some might feel it’s unconventional, but I view it as innovative and pioneering.
The important point is this: No one has a right to tell any of us what we will and won’t do, unless we give them that right. No one can take that right from us, unless we allow it to be taken. We always have a choice in the matter. We can say NO when necessary to do so, because sometimes it is necessary to say it.
I know that I am being true to myself with the choices I make: I’m being who I am, doing what I feel that I came here to do. I feel most at peace when I am simply being ME.
Isn’t that what we all want: to simply be ourselves, …and not be forced into someone else’s interpretation of what we’re allowed to be or do?
As depicted in the picture from the internationally known psychic, James Van Praagh’s website, “We all want the same things: love, acceptance, respect.”
In essence, we’re really not that different from each other. But we do have different ideas on how to live our lives.
Respect the difference. Accept the difference. And love the fact that it takes courage to stand up tall and strongly for what we believe in, including believing in ourselves and our Divine Right …to simply BE ourselves.