Several of us, when we were younger, tried so hard to fit in. So we tried on different personas, said things and acted in ways that weren't really authentic to who we were. It's all part of the development process.
Isn't it wonderful to get to a stage of
life where the important thing is to be who we really are? We don't have
to be something or someone we're not. At last, we can be comfortable in
our own skin. Somewhere I've heard the saying, "I'm not trying to be
something I'm not. I'm trying to be everything I am." Yes!
said, it doesn't mean we can be rude or offensive and simply say,
"Well, sorry, this is who I am. You'll just have to get used to it."
Trying to be everything we are means tilting more to our higher self.
That self is there, inside.
These days, that can be
more difficult than it should be—since it appears, right now at least,
that many of the voices we hear appeal to our baser selves—our selfish,
greedy, uncompassionate selves. It's really all about which part of our
self we nurture and feed.
Be conscious of your choices today. Which self is getting fed?