Many people have a fear of being different. I just told you about one of the manifestations of my fear.
Do you ever fear standing out in the wrong way?
What is “wrong?” Why is one way better than another? Who says?
At the end of the day, you are the person who has to live with yourself. Maybe you have a partner or a pet who also puts up with you (lovingly, of course), but you are the one who closes your eyes when you go to sleep at night. You are the one who wakes up the next day to approach the great unknown of what is to come.
It’s time to start embracing the unique way that you are.
You know when something doesn’t feel right. You realize when you say something that does not ring true for you. You’ve had years of living with yourself. So put that wealth of self-knowledge to use.
Dust off those tired, doubting thoughts that label you as “different.”
It truly does not matter one iota. As long as there are humans on this Earth, there will be people who judge other people. Don’t add to the misery by judging yourself more than the others who ARE NOT YOU and never will be.
Can you step through the fear today?
Can you contemplate where the fear is coming from?
Do it. And then shed the skin that no longer protects you. The fears you create about yourself served a purpose at one point, but they no longer do.
What you need most is something you already possess. Love for yourself.
Grab hold of that–and the rest falls away.
Now, doesn’t that feel different?