Just one question for you today. Who are you when no one is looking?
Do you ever give someone a compliment while inwardly judging them for their appearance or behavior? Or the opposite: Do you ever want to speak up and reach out to help, but you are afraid to get involved?
Were you raised to conform to society, dress appropriately for the occasion, put your best foot forward, watch your behavior in public, and play nice whether you wanted to or not? More than likely you have always been guided to fit into an acceptable model of what an acceptable person would look like.
In a world of 7 billion people, that is undoubtedly a necessary requirement. If we all just ‘did our own thing’ and ‘went our own way’ there would probably be chaos. To live successfully within a society, one has to adapt to the ways of the society. While this is understandable and necessary, it also has a down side.
Throughout the years, many of us have not only separated our lives into public and private behavior, but we have separated our essences into public and private personalities. Have you ever felt that people wouldn’t like you if they knew what you were really thinking? Have you ever been afraid of being shut out, if you spoke up when you saw injustices that everyone else was going along with?
One of the challenges of the new space and time we are entering into is an absolute requirement for authenticity. The real you will have to step up, show up and be seen. If there are any areas of your life where you think one way, and act another, it would be a good idea to look at that now. You have two choices in these cases. Either start to let your behavior reflect your thoughts, or work on changing your thoughts to reflect your behavior. You will know which one needs to change.
You know if your negativity is private while your public face is generous.
You know if your inner being is loving while your outer expression is afraid.
The REAL you – the essence that originally came from God, is pure love, joy, creativity, generosity and more. If that being has changed because of the difficult nature of human life, I hope you will search for finding the real you and resurrect that real part of you before another day goes by.