“Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected, or disliked stop you from being yourself.” ~Sonya Parker …
We are who we are… down to the very last fiber of our being. Do you realize that no one else can tell you who you are or who you should be? They have no idea what makes you, you. Still many of us feel we have to meet the expectations of others in our lives through our actions and ideals. But often times in doing so, we diminish the person that we are and hinder ourselves from becoming the person we are meant to be.
“Live your life for you not for anyone else.” These are very powerful words when they are together espoused with authenticity and love in our hearts. In such cases, we give to the world our true selves and fill it with fruitful love and all that is good within us. In recognizing our true self and our purpose, and then living a life that aligns, we display ourselves authentically–beyond the fear of being judged, rejected, or disliked for who we are.
Do you accept yourself as you truly are? Do you make choices in your life that align with this real you? As long as you do not break any laws or hurt anyone else, you should always strive to be exactly who you are and do what you feel is right. That is the path of life that results in the best version of you–the real you.
Be exactly who you are today… nothing more… nothing less.
Questions to consider:
Do you let others define who you are, even if only to a small extent?
Do you do anything out of the fear of being judged, rejected, or disliked? What?
How often have others only seemed helpful because they crave the acceptance? What affect does that have on them?
For further thought:
“If you teach people to keep their eyes upon what others think of them, unthinkingly to lead the lives and hold the principles of the majority of their contemporaries, you must discredit in their own eyes the authoritative voices of their own souls. They may be docile citizens; they will never be men and women. It is ours, on the other hand, to disregard this babble and chattering of other people better and worse than we are, and to walk straight before us by what light we have. They may be right; but so, before heaven, are we. They may know; but we know also, and by that knowledge we must stand or fall. There is such a thing as loyalty to one’s own better self; and from those who have not that, God help me, how am I to look for loyalty to others?” ~Robert Louis Stevenson