Decide who you are, do the work, and then just be. Stop discouraging yourself. Yes, the world is flooded with information. We have too much and too many of everything.
Yet, another flower blooms in the garden outside my window. A morning glory.
Reminding me that the world needs you. It needs your blossoming self. You add to the colors of the landscape of life. We all have so much to offer, yet many of us prefer to hide our lamps under a blanket of insecurity believing what we have is not worthy to be seen or has been seen already.
This is the humility of the creative introvert, but it will get you nowhere. How do I know? Because I was you. I spent many years creating but not sharing. My light did not shine because I would not allow it to.
I hid it where only I could see it. And that was not selfless.
You see, I was too concerned with self. What would others think? Who am I to think anyone would be interested in anything I had to offer?
My ego could not take the beating. The imagined beating, that is. I created the struggle in my own mind. When I was able to release my ego, and know that I am I for a reason outside of myself, I was able to not only create but share…share openly…share authentically.
The path I now follow allows me to appreciate each new bloom I find along the way. Only from emerging from the blanket I comfortably wrapped myself in, could I see the magnificence of others through the eyes of freedom.
I entreat you, let your creativity bloom. Show your glory. Let yourself free.
© Erika K Rothwell