Monday, November 25, 2013

Stepping out of hiding


 Its been well over a year since my last blog post. I've been in hiding of sorts.

This year has been intense. A year of deep introspection. Inner discovery. Taking a long look at myself, my needs, my wants, my desires, my passions. Who am I, really? Without all the societal expectations, the religious indoctrination, the trained responses, the behaviors I think others expect of me. Who is the real me?

I'm still discovering.

And I think I will be for the rest of my life. I think we all will be.

Life is a beautiful experience of discovery. It can be extremely messy too. I find that when I am in the deepest times of life excavation I tend to go into hiding. I retreat from the world a bit, especially the online world. I know we all do this. We don't want others to see our shadows, our struggles, our messiness.

But what a different world this would be if we were open with people instead of hiding behind a mask with a painted smile.


I am stepping out of hiding to be honest about my experiences.

I am authentic, 100% me.

I am letting my true self be seen so I can find others who are their true self as well.

I have to admit, it is a bit scary. I fear rejection in its many forms. But I can no longer let my fears rule my world.

Would you like to join me? It can just be a baby step toward opening yourself up to let others see the true you. Your beautiful idiosyncrasies, your delightful eccentricities, your charming quirks. I guarantee its the fastest way to attract meaningful interactions with those people who feed your soul!

2 comments:

trueleeme said...

So lovely Sara, and inspiring! Glad to know you are letting your light shine - it's absolutely radiant, and the world needs more of that. Always. And I relate to all of what you so beautifully articulated here. Thanks for sharing your beautiful, authentic, messy Self. :-)

Lee

SaraAmarie said...

Thank you so much Lee! It means a lot! Shining can be intimidating at times but it is oh so important! :)