The Soundtrack to My Life No 7: This is Me!

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Have you noticed that you’re not as courageous as you were 20 or 30 years ago. The older you get the more acute is the inner tension between being who you really are and being what others want you to be?
That the tension is creating a paralysis that prevents you from being one thing or the other, to be yourself or to be what others want.

So you’re neither?

We start off in youth believing we can do anything (or at least I did) and then bit by bit life chips away and we learn that in order to do anything you have to sacrifice some things.

Like belonging for instance.

A couple of my life experiences caused me to dim my light.

For a moment.

So that others could feel they were shining. But I know now that dimming your light just makes the world that bit darker. So I don’t do that anymore.

Nor should you.

This song says it all
I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I’m meant to be.

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