You are body.
You are mind.
You are spirit.
You are physical.
When I say you are yourself I mean you have a core self that serves as the inner spine of your being.
If you were to dig deep beneath the persona you present to the outer world you would find something very authentic and real.
You would uncover the essence of your truest self; the self that has most likely learned many magic tricks to disappear when things get uncomfortable or unsafe.
It’s sad to think that so many of us don’t feel safe being who we really feel we are deep down inside.
Learning to bury the parts of ourselves that weren’t acceptable, gave someone a headache, or made someone angry is a lesson we all could have afforded to fail.
Not wanting to cause bad feelings, lose the love of someone special, or risk being punished made you a master of disguise. You created an outer self that people liked and accepted.
You gave the audience what they wanted, got the applause, and then headed backstage to take off the makeup…daily.
It’s was only in that moment, when you looked in the mirror exposed and honest that you felt the emptiness that comes with keeping a large part of who you are out of reach, and out of site.
If you haven’t already, you will soon know when you’ve grown tired of performing and need to be real.
This is when you get brave and realize that no one will get hurt or die if you allow your truest self to emerge.
You get to a point where you refuse to be anything but your whole self.
Piece by missing piece you design and develop who you truly are until you stand tall as the magnificent and perfect structure you’re meant to be.
I encourage you to dig in to the tough top soil to get to the soft fertile earth of your authentic self where you’ll not only find your roots, but your truth.
This is where you’ll find your power even if you feel what you’ll uncover is weak.
Crack the mask, expose your whole self and let the light in because you deserve to bask in it.
Dr. Andra Brosh April 14th, 2015