30 Thoughts Illustrated: #6 Live for an audience of one
Oh yes, I am still illustrating my thoughts. Today’s thought is courtesy of some deep soul diving I have been doing the past few months. I think this one came from Beyonce. Or Deepak Chopra. Or Rick Warren. Or someone wise like that. But it keeps sticking with me, because it is a lesson I have yet to fully live.
It’s hard to not worry about what others think, isn’t it? Maybe most of the time I do better at not giving a rat’s ass than a lot of people. But also, sometimes deep down, I am faking that I don’t care when I kind of do, down there in my soft, frightened ego underbelly. I still have room to work on living this one fully.
Also, I think when you have a “strong” and “decisive” personality at a young age–and especially if you are a female–at some point you feel pressure to be less “strong” or more quiet your opinions, lest you get thought “not nice” or as you get older, labeled a Bitch. No kind-hearted, well-raised girl want to be a B! Except that the label can get slapped on for an awful lot of reasons that are in no way actually bitchy. It’s an easy way for haters to shut a strong-minded independent girl up. It’s an easy way to silence opposition, even when it is done in a nice way! In short, everyone has got an opinion, so you might as well ignore them all and listen to the only one that matters–the Audience of One. You. Your soul. Or God, if it pleases you more to interpret it that way. Live for One, and ignore the rest.
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