Let me be myself

Written by Amie on June 25, 2009 – 1:39 am -

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I am realizing more and more how important it is to have people in my life that  love me for exactly who I am. It is also very important to me to have people in my life that are like-minded. My family and I went to an unschooling conference this past week, and it became even more clear to me that in order for me to feel whole, I need to be around people that share the same values that I do. The main value being acceptance-accepting people for exactly who they are, and where they are on their journey. It felt so incredible to be around people that are respectful to their kids, respectful to themselves, and who accept me for who I am and where I am on my journey. It felt so good not to have to hide who I  am. I knew that it was okay to be who I am, and that I wouldn’t be judged.

Let Me Be Myself So I Can Shine (a song that fits right in here!)

At the conference, I became even more aware of how much I alter my personality in front of some people. I think we all do to some extent. I know who it is safe to be vulnerable around, and who it isn’t. I know that I don’t disclose everything about our unschooling life because some people really don’t want to understand it. That is okay with me. However, I decided not to hide who I really am any longer. I came to the conclusion (finally!) that if someone doesn’t like who I really am, then they really aren’t a true friend anyway. I felt a sort of freedom after that “ah-ha” moment struck. I looked around at all of the beautiful children at the conference and decided that I want what they have-and that is to be honored and loved for exactly who I am.

Be Who We Were Born To Be

We are perfect exactly as we are. Yes, we have some healing to do in order to get back to that truth, but it is okay to be who we were meant to be!  I am setting the intention for myself right now that I will not hide parts of myself so that someone else doesn’t have to go out of their comfort zone. If I am not expressing my true self, then true happiness is not possible. In order for me to heal and grow, an to be present with my loved ones, I must be exactly who I was meant to be. Not always an easy task, but one that is worth the effort.

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