For too long, I’ve felt unexpressed. For too long, I’ve been pinned down by feelings of unworthiness and hopelessness.
I’ve looked out at my world, and seen so many amazing people sharing and doing so many amazing things, that I’ve always been left feeling, even just a little bit, “what value does my voice have?”
It was only recently that I realized that this feeling was a question originating from an absence of self-love. This constant comparison and feeling like my voice is one in a sea of millions, drowned out by the brilliance of so many others.
It was only when I faced and felt those heavy feelings of unworthiness and hopelessness still carried by my inner child that something unlocked inside of me.
The floodgates of expression miraculously opened, and I finally felt like my voice had a place in that sea of millions. One unique voice that is absolutely essential to the symphony of the whole.
If you feel like the voice of your soul isn’t one worth hearing, it’s because somewhere along the way you bought into the idea that you’re not special. Well, I’m here to tell you that you are.
Feel that sadness, feel that unworthiness, feel that hopelessness, so deeply that you finally pierce through the lie that you’ve bought into. Expression and confidence are natural to your soul, and if they don’t feel that way yet, they will soon enough.
Just hold that precious little boy or girl within you who took on the shit of this world, and eventually he or she will let it go. He or she will start to feel proud once again of what he or she brings to show and tell.
Remember that? Remember when that was the coolest thing ever? Bringing your pet fish to school, or sharing that cool little toy that was yours, and yours alone?
You can feel that way about your voice again! All you’ve got to do is love yourself more powerfully than the lie that has a hold of you.
I’m doing it, and so can you. That little boy or little girl is waiting for you. Make him or her feel proud of what he or she will be bringing to show and tell, once again.