Who are you anyway? Whoever that is, be that person. After all, there is only one “you”. Oh, if you’re a twin, triplet, etc. there may be a few human beings out there who look a whole lot like you do….but there still is only one of YOU. I’ve often heard how we humans are born into this world being naturally loving, giving, enter in the adjective, verb, adverb that best fits here and then life happens. Well, what is that? Why do we change out of being this fresh flesh encased soul into something else? It’s as if we’re born trying to remember what we already know and then somewhere in the middle we forget everything and spend the rest of our lives trying to get back to what we already knew.
Not that there’s anything the matter with questing and improving ourselves so that we can be the best we can possibly be, but why don’t we all start now. Right now this very minute let’s just agree to be as much of ourselves as we can. Preferably the good part of ourselves. If you’re a highly sensitive person who feels emotions deeply, embrace that about yourself, welcome it and find ways to care for yourself around that. If you’re a deep thinker, go off and think. If you love to laugh, please, we can all use more laughter in this world. Whoever it is that you are, be that person. Be that “are”. R R R. Like me just then, I’m a big silly person and it’s taken me years to be okay with that aspect of myself (most of the time).
I’ve heard in the rooms of recovery over the years many times things like, “what other people think about us is none of our business” and “people are most likely thinking about themselves and really not even thinking about what you’re doing or who you are”. So, let go of worrying about what others think about you and relax into being yourself. You’ll be glad you did and I bet everyone around you will be glad too!