Each one of us has our own collection of memories that have shaped us. These experiences are unique to us and shared by no one else on Earth.
The way you interpret these experiences is the reason your life is the way it is. It is the same for me, the same for everyone. For better or for worse, your situation is unique to you.
Some people may find this thought unnerving, but it’s beautiful. No one else in the entire world has lived the same life as you. No one.
For this reason, you have unique abilities and knowledge that you can share with the rest of us. Knowledge that, in turn, provides us with a point of view we’ve never had before. The possibilities are endless because you are endless.
The world is a big place and there’s room for all of us. Hiding who you are is doing no one any favors, including yourself. There’s no reason to wait for permission. There is no need to make yourself small. You are powerful.
Our Fears Try to Stop Us
You have a force inside you that has been dimmed by doubt and fear. You can tell yourself you can’t. You can listen to others who don’t see things the way you do. Though, in doing so, you are doing everyone a great disservice. Because you have something that no one else does.
Don’t waste time with anxiety over someone else’s doubts. They aren’t you. They don’t know everything you know. They don’t feel what you feel because you are you, and they are them.
Other people’s opinions aren’t about you, even when they’re directed to you. Outside opinions are about the person voicing them. It’s easy for someone to criticize you, when they haven’t done what you’ve done. When they view your ideas and accomplishments through their own limitations and doubts. It’s even easier, when they do it while hiding behind a screen.
Why do their opinions matter more than yours? Who decided that your ideas or thoughts aren’t valid. The only person with that kind of control over you, is you. Isn’t it? Don’t hide your magic, because we need it.
It’s Time to Come out of Hiding
The world is in desperate need for what you have to offer. Whatever it is. We are in a time of chaos, confusion, and ego. None of these things will help us. But you can. The magic inside of you has the ability to transform everything around you. If you let it.
You magic doesn’t have to make money. It could be as simple as compassion. Listening instead of hearing. Helping instead of hating. Loving instead of running.
Your ideas and opinions are valid. Your thoughts and emotions are accepted. The abilities you have to share will impact everyone around you.
In turn these people will see, feel, and absorb your magic. Your magic will leave an impression that you might not ever know about. Your unique life could radically change someone else’s. But it can’t happen if you’re hiding.
You are magical in ways you might not even be aware of. Your life lessons could be the thing that saves a life. Your views and opinions could seem obvious to you but cause a revelation in someone else. Your skill or craft or idea can make our world a little better. A little kinder.
You don’t owe anything to me, or anyone else. You owe it to yourself. You have earned the right to share your thoughts, your skills, your passion, your love. You earned this right the moment you were born.
No, you don’t owe anything to me. But I am asking you, will you do it? Will you come out of hiding? Will you share yourself with our world? Because I for one, think we’d all be better off if you did.