I choose AUTHENTICITY
It is not so much a statement as it is a goal and a reminder. What it means to me right now is that I accept that when making a choice, it is better to boldly accept my flaws rather than try to mask them.
In so many ways being who the world tries to make you be is wrong, yet too often because I am still avoiding shame or some other pain, I hide that real person for just one more day.
We all need to accept it; nobody is perfect. None of those people I am hiding my
After all, some really nice people seem to think Halle is ok around here. It has to mean something, doesn't it?
Almost cut my hairReplyDelete
David Crosby CSN&Y
Almost cut my hair
It happened just the other day
It was getting kind of long
I could have said it was in my way
But I didn't and I wonder why
I feel like letting my freak flag fly
And I feel like I owe it to someone
It was the first time I heard the expression "freak flag fly" and this song is still counting for me.
And yes you do too, Halle
Halle, you made my day. You are more than ok in my eyes and that makes me a nice person.ReplyDelete
Heavy flag this is. I washed mine so often that it shrank considerably. Wish I had started the washing earlier. Easier to fly it when small.
Thanks for the musical connection Corinna!ReplyDelete
Or perhaps not so much your flaws (or anyone's) as simply who you are. Those things you're hiding might be virtues!ReplyDelete
Ariel, that is so true for anyone, and adds an urgency to 'coming clean' doesn't it?ReplyDelete
To paraphrase a friend commenting on an earlier post, 'Why survive on dry dog food and water when you can have steak hot off the grill with a little red wine?'
Hiding our light is a bit like offering a poor substitute for the 'real thing'.
Thank you for point that out. :)
Fly, always fly! And what flaws?ReplyDelete
Recently I posted to my FB page a pic with the caption, "I am who I am. Your approval is not needed." If I am concerned about how I am received by others, I find that being at ease with myself is the best way to get there. Caio.
Accepting ones flaws would be a great humility. Great thoughts indeed Halle!ReplyDelete
@Corinna - Ooh....love the musical connection!
Yes, absolutely. I strongly empathise with this resolution!ReplyDelete
It's good to discover this excellent blog. I also really like the sending of ideas to younger self notion.
@Kathryn, you are correct of course. Most people would not even notice my 'flaws'. What really would bun them off would be something truly amazing about me that they wouldn't understand! :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely no approval needed. Love it Sarah.
Thank you Robert and Calie. And Deborah, I am enjoying your mirror sister brother too. Thanks for your support.
Hugs to all.