Dear Genuine Soul,
Do you know how brave it is to show up and be exactly who you are? Do you know how extraordinarily courageous it is to step out from behind the cardboard cutout of the “perfect self” and show yourself in all of your imperfection and frailty and vulnerability?
Sometimes people or situations have caused us to feel as though we might be wimpy when we show our human side, our imperfect parts, our real selves…when in fact it is the bravest thing of all to show up exactly as we are, and exactly as who we are.
Please, dear friend, don’t ever let anything or anyone make you believe that you have to wear a mask or a costume or hide behind a perfect looking cardboard cutout. We cannot have real relationships with cardboard, or with masks, or with costumes. We can only have authentic relationships with souls, and when we don’t show up all the way we can never really connect deeply with each other in the ways that our souls are craving.
The thing is, we are ALL imperfect. We are ALL frail humans. We are ALL just trying to figure things out. We are all sometimes afraid to come out of hiding and take off the masks and the costumes.
Let’s all be someone who it is easy to be real around, and the way we do that is by letting ourselves be real.
You are the real deal, and the real you is so beautiful.
You are so very loved.