I love to wear hats! I have for years and own a pretty nice collection of them! I wear them for fashion or because I’m having a bad hair day…like today hahahahah. Yet, no matter what the reason I’m still showing up as myself. 💖
I say this because there was a time when I wore a different accessory on a regular basis….a mask. 😷
You see, I wore an emotional mask often. In fact, I never left the house without it. I honestly feared that if I stood tall and exposed myself without my mask, I’d be “weak” in some way. But what I realized was that when I wore a mask I was actually standing in resistance to my true life. Also, it caused me to attract realities and people that conflicted with who I really am.🙎♀️
Knowing this…I realized I needed to make a braver choice. So, I decided to ditch this particular accessory. 👍
Now being maskless – I allow my authentic and vulnerable self to shine. I learned that showing my vulnerability wasn’t weak…it’s courageous! I also discovered that when I chose to take off my mask – to live as my authentic self – I knew I could still get hurt, but I was willing to lean into that pain because with the right people I would find the kind of connection that I had been yearning for, for years!! 🌷
So, I ask all of you…what accessory are you wearing…and is it letting your authentic self shine through?🌟
Heidi Allen is the founder of the Positive People Army and shares her daily motivation each day. Check back each day to read her insights or join the PPA membership to receive a daily email.