The soul is in a dissonant state when too much time is spent denying one’s true nature. We cannot be who others need and want us to be, only who we truly are at our core. If through being ourselves we are forced to stare down rejection, fear, anxiety, and insecurity– so be it. There will be pain and longing in life, people and obstacles that damage. It happens. The only way to keep moving, to find harmony is to be at peace first with yourself, because only then can you be at peace with others.
I have spent so much time hidden behind solid walls, protecting my heart from the world, because I swore the world wouldn’t know what to do with someone like me. I have felt hurt and rejection. I have recoiled, denied myself further. Slowly killing the person inside me that is vulnerable to human emotion. But that person is who I am. I am intense. I love deeply. I see beauty in people where they often do not see it in themselves. I genuinely believe in the goodness of people, even when those people cause me pain. Life is art and music and words. We create our own harmony. I will love you and encourage you no matter what, because that is the melody that composes the song of life. Will you sing with me? The choice is yours, the song is yours.