Courage To Be Who You Are

We all have fears; I get that.  Yet sometimes your fears can paralyze you from truly becoming who you are meant to be.  It saddens me to see people sit on the sidelines of life and watch other people succeed.  They remind me of butterflies who close up their wings and refuse to fly.  Yet, at the bottom of their heart, they think, "I wish I could do that too", but their fears, insecurities, and self-doubt hold them back.  They get caught up in their own personal bondage and never experience or become all they were meant to be. 

  Being who you are means having courage to:

1.  Know who you are.  I know this sounds simplistic but you'd be amazed at how many people have never discovered and embraced their true selves.  This is really a "know thyself" journey and it imeans discovering the gift you bring to the world in a way that only you can! 

2. Honor yourself.  You are magnificent and wonderfully unique.  Honor every aspect of who you are.  Honor your voice; your thoughts; your opinions; and your heart.  Stop being who people expect you to be and be true to who you are.

3. Be friends with yourself.  There is not escaping you, not even for a second, so treat yourself well.  Don't try to be someone your not; it will never work anyway.  Love the YOU that lives inside your heart.

4. Listen to your heart.  Trust your heart; it will lead you in the right direction.  Allow it to "speak"; give it a voice.

This is what I want for you.  I want you to capture who you are at your core and live from the inside out.  Don't be like a butterfly who folds up its wings and tries to hide.  You were created for so much MORE than to sit on the sidelines.  Dare to become all that you are meant to be!