The Mask of insecurity destroys authenticity, and the genuine nature of the individual. So many of us seek approval & acceptance at the expense of who we really are. The tendancy to compromise integrity and mortgage our identity for acceptance and comformity has robbed humanity of many needed perspectives.
Self actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others~Wayne Dyer~
Each of us has been infused with an individualized set of talents & abilities. WE are all as different & unique as our fingerprints, ( actually as everything in creation). This was by design. “The Source OF All That Is” endeavored to add diveristy and creativity ot It’s Creation, and we set out to make things uniform & organized. Genuine nature is random. We were meant to embrace our individaulity and use it to create & add more & more divirsity to this picture we call life.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”~Buddha
Too many of us allow our differences to keep us apart. We toil to be the same as the nest guy, surpress our talents and keep hidden our unique perspectives if others do not agree with them. We are afraid of being judged harshly. But we were told not to judge,still we judge, and hence fear judgement. This robs humanity of the piece we were meant to put in the puzzle, leaving a gaping hole.
ARE YOU HERE? OR IS YOUR PIECE STILL IN YOUR POCKET?
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”~Dr. Seuss
Before we can find peace, joy, success and contentment in this life, we must love who we are. It is the first step toward embracing love as a lifestyle.
Step 1) LOVE YOUSELF.
Step 2) All the rest.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we are continuallly compromising who we are, and diminishing our true self with the mask of insecurity, we will never become the person we were supposed to be. A world fillied with phonies is an ugly place for sure. Once we travel down that road, it is difficult to come back as there is always someone that will find fault with something. That will keep us in a constant state of insecurity.
The worst form of self deception, is when we act as though we are something we are not for ill gotten gain. Then we have become the true imposter.
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ~Stacey Charter~
The Journey IS the Destination