Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fearless Expression

     Regardless of the form our self-expression takes we must become fearless. There is always a heckler in the crowd. There will always be people around who choose to judge you, question, and even attack your beliefs and expression. Like a good comedian, use the fodder given you to make your performance better. 

     The naysayers in our lives challenge us. They help us define who we are and what we are striving for. Those who question us force us to question ourselves and build our resolve. Use these circumstances as an opportunity for growth. 

Encourage the questions to chisel away false beliefs and build faith and resolve.

     Often we feel attacked when there is genuine curiosity. We feel attacked because our own internal voice is weak and negative. Listen to the attack as if the words are meant to inspire you. Graciously take the questions and criticisms into your thoughts to help iron out the discrepancies in your thinking. 

     When you survive the hecklers, the naysayers, the negative ones, you grow strong beyond measure. Thank them for the obstacles they place before you, for those are your building blocks. Thank them for their resistance, without their resistance; you cannot build your strength. 

     We need to become aware that we often attract to us what is playing out in our own internal drama. When we find ourselves being questioned, we must face our own fears and doubts. How much of what is happening is self-projected? How much is an internal reaction? Are we so afraid to be ‘different’? Are we so resistant to being who we are? 

     We must learn that it is not our duty to please everyone. Our duty is to maintain our connection to God, to Source, and to nurture that connection. When we have found our expression and through that expression give joyful praise of life, we are whole. 

     When you truly express the Self there is a sense of fulfillment that accompanies the action. You may draw a beautiful picture, take a photograph, give a speech or sing in the shower. There are endless ways to express the self, and they are each as valid as the other. Your self-expression allows those around you to express themselves also. Your freedom, gives them freedom. 


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