Would you believe me if I told you it’s your own self-doubt that is predominantly holding you back? That’s what I’ve found to be true in my life.
I always thought it was other people. I thought it was society. I thought it was because, if I shared who I truly was, I would be unlovable.
To be unloved, that is one of the greatest fears a human can have–to be cast off from the universe and all the connections that bind us to one another.
Maybe that was the case thousands of years ago. Societies, to inflict eternal shame, would cast off the unwanted. It’s not the case anymore.
I still have layers to peel. We all do.
What are the layers holding you back in your life?
They could be relationships that don’t serve you. Or maybe your layers are limiting beliefs that you’ve had since you were a child. Often, limiting beliefs take shape for no good reason at all. Do you even know why you think the things you do? Usually, it’s from an emotional experience that no longer carries any weight in our life.
You might believe that the world is not a safe place, but is that really true?
Question everything. It’s by questioning even the most minute details that you start to pierce the layers of your life. It’s by seeing the layers that you remove the layers.
I leave you with this:
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson