“Waking up to who you are required letting go of who you imagine yourself to be”- Alan Watts
Don’t try to be someone else, be yourself, be secure with yourself and trust your own decisions. Self-love is one of the greatest attributes a person can have, without this attribute you are left vulnerable to the outside world which makes it easy for people to push you around and this leads to your downfall. I have seen situations where people find it really hard to be themselves all because they “want to belong” and that’s wrong, you don’t have to change to belong.
I was once shy and reclusive but I wasn’t being myself, whenever I noticed myself getting attached to the labels that people kept in my head it was a big challenge because I cared so much about being accepted by others so I would ask myself,”how would I act right now if I had no cares of what others thought of me?” I realized that who I am naturally without anything else added is perfectly okay.
The truth is when you begin to question who you are, you lose confidence in yourself because you have the mentality that you are not good enough for people to see and you try your best to fix yourself when initially there was nothing wrong with you and in the process of fixing yourself, you become something that the people that never paid attention to you in the first place can mock and bully with their words. Don’t change for anyone, don’t change your character, your attitude and behavior. You are perfect the way you are!
Thank you for reading!