Growing up, the majority of us had our real selves silenced at an early age. This came originally from a parent, a school teacher and later, even groups of friends who, if you truly expressed how you felt, you ran the risk of being “cast out” for not being “cool” enough. There were a myriad of reasons for this and none of them really had anything to do with you. Many of us don’t even realize that we are still stuck there.
As we know, children take on the beliefs of those around us and silence ourselves in order to “fit in” and be “liked” and in extreme cases, to actually survive.
When you think about it, babies absolutely wail… unconditionally, without having a care of what others may think….until they are told not to. And as youngsters, we were often told “Children should be seen and not heard”…
We all have a beautiful unique voice inside of us that needs to, especially in this digital age – if for no other reason than to just be present and center ourselves…needs to come forth and be heard, especially with so much stimulation from the outside via the internet.
The late, great Rollo May, the American existential psychologist and author of “The Courage to Create” and “Love and Will”, said: If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.
What better way to do this than to tune in to your true self and just sing!.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/rollo_may