Are you like me and you have been told that you ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’ meaning that you just want to love and be loved? My whole life I’ve heard that phrase and it wasn’t always meant as a compliment. And even though it’s been used as a derogatory towards me by certain people, it hasn’t stopped me. It’s only made me more wary of those who insist that I be more like them.
But I can’t be anyone else but me – Authentically Janie – so I’m not sure I’d even try. Because to fit in, would be to not be me and at this age, I’m finally coming into my own. I’m not stopping the arduous trailblazing I’ve accomplished thus far just to be who certain people think I should be.
Does that make sense to you?
Do I make mistakes? Yes. Do I falter and pick myself back up? Yes indeed! Am I a work in progress? Of course I am! I think we all are. Well, those of us who keep forging towards learning more about ourselves and digging into personal development.
I have often imagined a world in which kindness reigns, for I think that unites us. Kindness invites unity, understanding and caring which is what our world needs more of these days. It seems to me that the disgruntled unhappy people of the world are clouding what could be (and I’m not talking about politics), but the general atmosphere of people. The dark emotions seem to be taking up more space, especially with the fear of Covid and the charged emotionality of people.
Perhaps we heart-centered people could make a difference if we bonded together to help the others who are suffering. I’m not saying it’s not difficult for us to navigate these troubled times because it is. But when we can center ourselves and find unity, we can make a difference.
So I’ll keep wearing my heart on my sleeve. You do you. And I’ll do me. And if you need a friend, I’m here for you.