Never let what you think you see in or from other people distract you from doing or being yourself. The thing about a mask or disguise is that they do exactly what they are supposed to, they mask and disguise what is behind them! STOP the feelings and thoughts of inadequacy that have been generated by your assumptions and perceptions of other people and their lives. Stop thinking that because he or she has “this or that” that they are better off or in a better place than you. There are millionaires and billionaires, famous and popular people, who are distraught, devastated, and desperate for what you have, the anonymity that grants you the access to the appropriate success, the ability to achieve peace of mind. Don’t let these posts and pictures convince you that you aren’t where you are supposed to be because your time feed is bombarded with these illustrious images and instances of incredibleness! Stop it! You are okay right where you are!
Often we are deceived into believing that we don’t measure up or that we have “messed up” too bad or so bad that we are beyond the ability to secure the normalcy that is available and supposed to be our routine. So we then acquire a consciousness that perpetuates a disastrous regimen and habitual behavior that reflects not the forwardness of our faith but rather the fictions of our falls. You don’t deserve debt, you don’t deserve loneliness, you don’t deserve alienation, you don’t deserve un-forgiveness, you don’t deserve pain, you don’t deserve to be ridiculed or mocked for your individuality, you don’t deserve lack, you don’t deserve failure, you don’t deserve to be underestimated, second-guessed, or doubted. You don’t deserve to be subjected to the unscrupulous attitudes or behavior that accompanies the result of having to deal with powers or systems that don’t fairly consider you specifically as opposed to the fact that they group, categorize, and stereotype based on perceptions, traditions, or assumptions. YOU DESERVE A CHANCE! YOU DESERVE AN OPPORTUNITY! YOU DESERVE TO LIVE!
So you have to pick yourself up. Okay, it’s understandable. You’ve made some mistakes, missed out on some opportunities, messed up some chances, messed over some people. Sure you did. You’ve made some choices that stole away some time. You have hurt some people. Some of those people aren’t coming back. Some of those chances are gone. That time is lost. You can never change the facts of what has already happened.
Now is something else. You are someone else. Who you were or may have been once upon a time can truly be once upon a time and more importantly can serve to establish the character and credibility that gives you the confidence to be consistent in whatever transition or transformation is conducive to you being comfortable with this:
There is no one like you. Your story is your story and it should be told. You would be surprised to discover that the people who you are watching, those very ones you don’t think notice you, are very much tuned into EVERYTHING that you have going on. They are amazed and astonished as they witness your resilience and ridiculous reservoir of “REALNESS”. They see you. You believe them but they BELIEVE IN you! They are waiting on you. You are waiting on you.
Their mask and disguise is covering up the very insecurities and hurts, pains and past that you have, that you have hidden, that you once held on to. You’ve been dealing with that for some time, it has been dealt with. They have a process to go through now. You’ve made that step, you’ve learned those lessons, it is time to graduate. Your mask and disguise has been removed. It is time to show yourself.
©2013 Cornelious “See” Flowers