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!


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. :-)


SaraAmarie said...

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