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COURAGE TO BE YOURSELF

Something that seems so simple; yet is terrifically hard to do is to be yourself.
You know all the thoughts:
“I’m a misfit; an alien.”
“What if others….”
“My ______ (fill in the blank:  husband, wife, friend…) thinks I should….”
“What if I make a mistake!”
Then there are the inward experiences that generally don’t have words, such as confusion or “the dead zone,” where no feelings exist.
There’s also this:  Each of us is on a life-long journey and we are not so easily defined.
Fear, uncertainty, mistakes, sometimes lack of direction and feeling lost all come to play in our becoming whole.
A necessary ingredient, therefore, is courage.
Surprised?
I like what Steve Jobs said:
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
That’s a good one!

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