We all have to grow up at some stage, Dont we….
We are all children at heart, we hear this all the time, but is it true?
Is it just a phase within our growth cycle we grow out of, or is it that our environment eventually shapes us to suit a stereotype that were supposed to become, in order to be accepted within the reality were living in.
Humans are the ultimate chameleons when it comes to adaptability, we adapt to every situation, camouflaging into our environments to better progress out motives. Be at work or socially we impersonate a persona to the world. If it be professional, authoritative or someone people will respect, admire and look up to, or be at home being the perfect wife, husband or child. We camouflage everywhere to gain the acceptance of others, and try not to draw too much attention to ourselves in the process of it.
And why not, we do it to advantage our situations which isn’t a bad thing. But at times of acting out perfection we sometimes miss out on the most important acceptance of all, ourselves!
Isn’t it amazing when you see some individuals that still have that spark of youth within them, how can that be, as if life isn’t stressful enough!
But how do they do it?
How can some people live so freely, with so much passion, that nothing seems to shake them?
Do they harness some special powers or are they on some crazy magical medication that we don’t know about, and if so where can we get some from, Right!
The truth isn’t in medications or anything mystical, believe me I’ve looked!
These individual simply understand themselves and understand what they react to. See they know themselves and they know there happiness.
It’s funny when we look back at our childhood and revisit those special memory’s through home recordings, pictures and even story’s from our loved ones, ” you were so cheeky, full of life blah, blah, blah” It’s hard to imagine at times that was us, so what changed along the way, when did we become so emotionless and so mature that it causes us to sometimes criticize others when there having fun.
As I explained in past blogs, we interoperate the world around us through our emotions and if our emotions are created with us, that means we judge the world through our highest state of feeling. No wonder we cannot relate to such a feeling of expressiveness, how can we if it’s inexistent within us.
It’s important to remember that we are still that young, cheeky adventurous child we once were, these qualities are never lost, only hidden. We put them in a box and clutter all life’s stresses over them, until they are no longer visible to us, unless we go in search for them again.
It’s not until someone reminds us through an emotionally spontaneous event that the child within is still existent, but even then its only existent for a brief moment and forgotten again.
Let me ask you this, once we learn how to ride a bike do we ever forget?
No, we don’t, but a lot of times were scared to even try, just in case we fail and embarrass ourselves, the shame of falling down for all to see would be unimaginable. We would be the laughing stock of the town, but why do we fear to fail in something we have already mastered.
Let’s reflect this concept within us, have we really forgotten how to be that bubble amazing person we once were or are we just scared to even try, as the world may criticize us, that we might call us childish for expressing our true colours. Is it really childish to be happy, is happiness really that funny, I think not. And how can you really be accepted by others if you don’t accept yourself!
Let’s think about it, how can you bake the most amazing dish if you never try it. Know your recipe, know your happiness and serve it to the world.
If you love and except yourself for who you are, others will sure love you back, and if they don’t maybe there not meant to be a part of your display. After all were all unique in our own ways that’s what makes life so interesting. Salt wasn’t meant to be with sugar.
Be true to yourself and in return life will be true to you.
Try this, next time you get an urge to dance to your favourite song at a social gathering, be the first to get up and start dancing, evoke those playful emotions within yourself and after some time you will notice others will be infected by your happiness.
A lot of the times we do so well at adapting in situations that we become a stranger to our own reflection, just remember that child you once were, that would run around with an imagination that could create a world of intrigue and curiosity still exists within you.
So feel the beat next time you hear your favourite song on the radio, get up and start dancing, celebrate your life and your existence, because were all truly amazing, but only when we believe we are!
Please feel free to leave a comment, Take Care for Now.