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Saturday, January 01, 2011

A New Year, a New Me....the REAL Me

I am starting off the New Year with a repost of two of my favorite quotes and thoughts.  Thought it was a fitting way to start the New Year.
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that ISN'T you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
-- Rachel Naomi Remen

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
--Anais Nin

Sometimes we wonder how we got to where we are. Not our surroundings, jobs or life around us.....but the person the world see's and accepts. Because honestly, I don't think that person is always the person that we feel on the inside.

I think we all make changes along our lives path that we don't consciously agree to! We get married and give up a part of our freedom....we sometimes conform to what we think is the ideal spouse. We have children and begin to behave in a way that we think is THE way that a parent behaves. We don't always share our strong opinions because they are deemed NOT politically correct. We start to dress a certain way, behave a certain way....and conform ourselves. ALL so we can be liked by the masses. So we fit in. Molded into a cookie cutter image of what we think we need to be.

But what if that is not how we feel on the inside? What if we want to be more true to how we really feel?

The RISK is: what if no one likes the person we are on the inside? What if we offend someone? What if they laugh at us? What if they talk about us? What if not EVERYONE likes us?

Is the RISK worth it?

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