Celebrate and express yourself
Dearest friends,Romans and countrymen…
I am at a loss of words somehow but have abundant emotions and do not know this time with which ones would be the best to share with you all.I am not a writer , I merely pen down my thoughts on paper. Thoughts about things that interest me or inspire me or merely challenge my curiosity .Often what I have written has somehow challenged many “set mindsets”. Whether it was gay rights or paranormal phenomenon I somehow always manage to bring about mostly “mixed emotions ” amongst my readers. For some the very purpose of their life is to verbally assault , some are hard core grammar Nazi’s while some blessed souls are my cult followers.
The thing is, that I believe expressing oneself respectfully and with dignity is a very good thing . Like I do with my writings…I like to allow the illogical, whimsical, fun-loving, or if you prefer, the very staid and normal side or for that matter even my philosophical ,fairy believing self to come out through what I choose to pen down.
I call it “celebrating yourself”. Why should you not express the real you ? You owe it to yourself, to your life to applaud the real you. Often it’s the fear of looking foolish or not being good enough that we stop our selves from being “us” or letting our hidden real self have an outlet for healthy expression.. In order to express ourselves in a new way, we need to find the courage to be not very good at it in the beginning, until we have time to master it.
I suggest go ahead… dance your feelings, paint them, make music, sing, do sport,become a parapsychology student . Its Ok to play the trumpet like an injured elephant,dance with two left feet or paint something which looks like what the cat dragged in or come up with the most miserable composition for young lovers. As long as it expresses “you” and your very “essence” its “OK”. Remember someone will ‘always’ understand even though most wont.
One of my inspirations Coco Chanel once said The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. She was right the biggest favour you can do for yourself is “expressing yourself aloud”.Not only will it help you in building your self esteem but it will tremendously help you in expressing yourself in your relationships to others.
I understand that most people are afraid of making themselves vulnerable to others by presenting the real “self” to the world. However as I mentioned in my last article in Helen Kellars famous words “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit”. Whatever you do , do it from a source of great determination and strength within you. Do not attempt it from a place of resisting your own blessed self. You will see that you notice “yourself” for the first time .
Remember there is nothing to be afraid of “you are unique in your own way”,”you are one of a kind”. Celebrate and express yourself.
Most importantly no matter what people think of your expressions, you can’t let other people tell you who you are. You have to decide that for yourself.