Hope everything’s going good for you! I’ve got my next few 500 words for you and hope that you like it. You don’t have to but here it is none the less…
In society we put up walls and mask our real personalities. It’s a way to protect ourselves from others because we don’t want to be cut down for being different. I’ve did this for my whole life and am now starting to realize what limits that puts on me. When we put up those walls and facades, we are disconnecting ourselves from something extremely important, true connection.
Think of it like this. Say I’m trying to connect with someone through a closed door. One of those with a slot that we see in secret meetings on TV. A tiny bit of our personalities and feelings can get through that gap, but not enough for people to really get an idea of who you are. Think of how awkward it would be if you were in this situation. It feels disconnected doesn’t it? However, this is how we walk through the world today. We only allow people to see a portion of who we really are. The rest is hidden behind the person we put up that we think people will like.
We think it’s better this way because it’s safe. Yet as time goes on we begin to feel the disconnection around us. Remember that door I was talking about? Imagine it belongs to a little bare room. Can you feel the stale air around you and sense the silence? It’s lonely in here, but this is where most of us live day by day.
There is a solution to this, a way out, but it requires you to open the door. The people out there can’t open it for you, only you have the key. But why would you do that? Nothing can hurt you here in your comfort zone. Going out there would leave you vulnerable. That’s the idea.
No I’m not going to tell you that this is going to be easy. It’s hard and not a lot of people have the courage to do it. I’ve been there, I know what it’s like to feel this illusion of safety.
By this point I’m sure most of you have an Idea in your mind, something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done yet. Do you feel it? Do you hear it whispering through that little slot, urging you on?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer and for a long time I had a hard time writing. It’s obvious I’d need to write, right? I mean it’s in the name; Writer: a person who writes. I let myself stay in that box because I was afraid. I still am in fact and always will be. Doesn’t sound fun does it, to constantly be afraid? It certainly didn’t appeal to me until I started writing every day; long enough to open that door, take a deep breath and step out.
It’s so worth the first step. It’s like stepping outside on the first day after winter is over. You might have an idea now what light, or clarity, feels like and what freedom feels like but taking the first step will blow you away. It’s beautiful
I want to implore you to do what the scariest thing for you right now. Deep down we’re all dreading something, but it’s up to you to take that first step. I want you to ask yourself one question. Are you willing to allow yourself to be vulnerable? I was. Will you do the same?