Do you sometimes ask yourself questions like these?
- Am I weird?
- Why can’t I connect with the world my family educated me in?
- Why can’t I take peace with the ‘values’ they taught me?
- Wo am I?
- What do I like?
- What do I want out of this life?
- Will I survive this?
- Is it normal to feel bad every single moment?
- Why do I feel so misunderstood?
- Until when will I have to wear that mask?
I hear you
It is normal that you start doubting your inner self. You might be blinded by your own experiences, but something in you give you that sparkle to keep going. What matters the most at the end of the day is your ‘to be’, but all you give attention to is your ‘to do’ and your ‘to have’. What is the point of having verything in life if you are missing the essence? The essence is being happy with(in) yourself.
Those ‘to have’ and ‘to do’ parts might take over your life, but do not wait until your ‘to be’ becomes inexistent.
The problem with identity is that we are constantly being overwhelmed by external influences that tell us how to be, how to think, act and feel. Think about your parents, social media, friends, colleagues and society over all. This generates a feeling of having to be someone you are not. This, creates confusion and doubt, about who you are. Also overwhelmed by people that do not give you the opportunity to grow as a person, but instead confuse you.
“We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented.”
Add Harris – Actor in the movie, The Truman Show (1998)
Can you imagine:
- Not to wear a mask?
- Not to pretend to be someone else?
- Not being lost?
- Not being in doubt of who you truly are?
How great would you feel if you would:
- Openly be the person you’ve always been deep down?
- Be accepted and respected for what you stand for?
- Know what your true passion is in life?
- Discover what truly gives you energy?
I believe it is normal to be exposed to a depression or a burn-out all along the journey called life. Instead of seeing this as a bad thing (taboo), see it as a gift. It is your chance to move your life around once and for all.
Life won’t give you anything else until you don’t use the gifts that life has already given you. Be you at all times not just behind closed doors. This long-term goal of becoming a free person will not happen overnight but will benefit yourself and the people you love.
You are not alone out there.
Stop imagining and start believing you can live a life where you can be whoever you want to be.
By being the person, you were always meant to be, you will find your true vocation. Do not be scared of change. It is human nature to evolve as a person, so does life.
“The only constant in life is change.”
Heraclitus – Greek philosopher