Freedom is a space where I aim to live, breathe, and occupy to infinity and beyond. In this space is where I am not bound or constrained by any internal or external influences that dare to threaten or impose on my views of how I share and express myself to and with the world around me.
To reach such a place, sincerity and self-reflection must meet center stage. ‘To thine own self be true’ a famously stated Shakespearean quote that echoes the sentiments of standing in honesty of who you truly are regardless of who or what you may be surrounded with or encounter. To prepare for your debut, behind the scenes preparation must be rooted in authenticity and laced your own feelings, beliefs, desires, and thoughts. It is the script in life that you must give your all or nothing attitude towards.
Sincerity is truly a personal journey that cannot be reached over night, but the goal can be a seed that you plant; and water and nurture with transparency as you go and grow. It can be hard to face yourself while reflecting, sometimes we are experts at standing in our own way, not even realizing it until there is no one or anything else around for us as means to deflect and we are then forced to look within.
Envision yourself in a room surrounded by only the makings of you and this is what you are to dress in and wear out into the world each and every day; everything that embodies your inspiration, drive, ambition, way of thinking and execution. These are the ideals untouched or phased by the cares and woes on the outside, this is the essence of you, this is your truth. Love yourself enough and even more to walk proudly out on stage EVERY DAY and be your unapologetic, sincere self.
Blog Post Written by Wellness Contributor Keirra Goggins, BA (Psych.)