Living true to yourself….

‎”We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” — May Sarton

I love this quote and the truth it holds. I can remember scenes in my life when being myself did (and does) indeed feel frightening or strange.

I am learning to know the feeling in my gut when I am backing away from being me. I wonder if you know that feeling. The feeling when you are either shrinking back or showing up to big? The feeling of insecurity that creeps into your thoughts and travels quickly to your heart? I wonder if you have ever practiced speaking up when your voice feels robbed by someone or something….

I will say that the more I have practiced and embraced who I am, the more I have been intentional about being kind to myself and been willing to pour myself out for others, the more I seem to be comfortable with who I am and willing to live and share my true self…

I wonder where you might be hiding some of your true self…

I wonder if you can envision confronting the fear and offering your true self…

Always remember:“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”