Imperfect me! Loving and forgiving…. yet still me. Me being the person that is capable of love, gratitude, forgiveness AND at times susceptible to the world! Meaning I have an opinion and sometimes my opinion may not align with others. I have noticed lately that I have tried to censor myself to “fall in line” with the person I portray myself as through my writing. I guess this is a normal thing to do, I am sure we all do this at times- lose ourselves in this world. For me I am holding myself to a level that pretty much guarantees I will fail from time to time. I have realized I need to stop this. I need to embrace all of me, even the parts of me that have opinions on things that are not necessarily of a positive nature! While continuing to strive for a better moment, a better day, a better life!
I am always talking about being authentic and embracing who we are. Well I need to take my advice about this. I need to be OK with saying to others that at times, even though I am grateful and I do advocate a positive attitude, I still can have an opinion on the things of this world that are not necessarily surrounded by a positive vibe. We can’t exactly want to change things, say of a political nature, without talking about the politics. I have to be OK with that. I need to not be afraid of offending others; as long as I am offering my opinion in an open-minded and non judgmental way. I realize we all have opinions and we should be able to share those opinions to grow.
So while I advocate living a grateful life and a positive one, I do not live in a utopian world where bad things never happen. I realize the reality of life – to make an omelet some eggs will be broken! It is what it is.
What I need is more confidence in the knowledge that I can live a gratitude-filled life without having to act as if I live in a Utopia; like there is no work that needs to be done. There is work to be done and I am grateful for all the experiences I have as I do my work.
I can advocate love, gratitude, forgiveness and still speak up when I feel someone is being wronged; even if the situation surrounding that wronging is one of a negative nature. Such as our current political climate! It is hard to weigh in on a subject when the subject is just so negative in nature!
Of course this all comes with the caveat that I am not coming from a place of fear, anger, or hatred, and that is where the real work is! I need to come from a place of love. And in order to do this I must respond and not react. That is something I work on everyday. I believe to be true to who I am, to live a truly authentic life, I need to master this way of living!
But this is me, not you. We all must walk our own path. But please do not mistake an opinion on a negative situation as a loss of my humanity. ❤