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I'm not sure how we all manage to do it.
Most of us go through life hiding the most beautiful, unique aspects of ourselves. I feel like I've been doing this my whole life. Self-consciousness and the fear of being misunderstood or undervalued causes us to blend in and lean towards what feels safe.
Here's the thing: That special thing you are hiding because you think it will be rejected is the very thing that could be loved beyond your wildest dreams and it could be the very reason why you are Here. On this Earth. At. All.
What I'm experiencing right now in this very moment in my life is that when you make a serious commitment to yourself to live mind, soul and body in your truth -- things start happening and shifting and making sense. It happens in layers, not all at once. Here's how you can help yourself to break out of your shell, begin sharing your gifts and living what you love:
* Tell people what you're into. Share your interests and talents so you can attract people, opportunities and experiences that inspire you.
* Don't focus on the people who don't get it. But also, don't project your insecurity onto others. 'No on understands me!' is a slippery slope of victim talk.
* Know that the initial discomfort is temporary and you'll get used to putting yourself out there. Focus on your message, not on yourself.
* Keep trying things. Don't expect to get everything right the first time. Don't expect to be confident the first time either.
* Educate yourself and be resourceful. Never say you can't because you don't know how.
* Think of yourself as a vehicle for your gift. Love this quote from Marianne Williamson, "You are the faucet, God is the water."
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