TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE
One of the hardest things in life to do is to be you; some may argue it's the absolute hardest. And I mean truly, purely you. We become so immersed with the opinions of others whether we want to acknowledge it or not, especially the ones closest to us. Subconsciously we accept these opinions from others and think that their realities are our realities, which leads to our own suffering. The subconscious mind can be very powerful because it consists of the values and morals that you have always held to be true, that you learned from others. I like to think of the subconscious mind as black magic because once you go against the norm that little negative voice speaks up and you want to believe it. I've come to realize that the best thing about living is self-love; I'm learning to love myself so much that what others have said, saying, or will say cannot have an effect on me because I'm honest with myself and I know their truth isn't my truth. The opinions from others about me aren’t my problem, its there’s. I strive to be unapologetic and the purest, best version of me. There is no one else in the world like me and I understand that that statement is very vain but it's true. I'm one of a kind and so are you; the problem comes when people tell you otherwise. And yes, I still struggle with letting the opinions of others affect my reality but with time I'll get better.
The goal is to be free...free of other's opinions, perceptions, and realities. The only one that truly matters are mine because my reality holds value to me...it's my validation that I didn't get from others. Finding yourself is a lifelong task so just be...be yourself. Live in your truth...not half of the truth but the entire truth, no matter how painful or wonderful it is. Accept yourself and most importantly love yourself.