Of late I have realized I have been speaking out my mind quite a lot. Sometimes it is respected & understood & sometimes it’s not. I am in the process of letting go of my ‘let-me-be-politically-correct’ attitude. Many a times, I am alienated because I don’t speak and cheer for what the crowd/majority says. This at times hurt me. But then, its okay. The fact that I do not have to pretend all the time makes me much comfortable with myself.
I have realised and I am in the process of internalizing that I am in charge of my own thoughts and beliefs and I can mend or bend or control them. But the same is not for that of others. There were times (there still are) when I thought many a times about what others would think of me doing or saying a particular thing. With time I have realized that everyone else (most of them) is too obsessed with “I, me & myself” to bother too much about what I say or do. It is me & my life that is going to be affected by my words & actions. At the end of the day when I look in the mirror, I should be okay with what I see – and I think that’s what matters the most.
Everyone is blessed with their own unique personality & mindset, etc. The colors I see, the flavours I experience, the smells I love, the sound that appeal to me may not hold an equal significance for another person. And that is perfectly understandable. And that is why I feel, I simply need to concentrate on what I need to do and say and then let things be.
Being myself is easier said than done, but at the end of the day it does brings in peace & is quite rewarding emotionally. My thoughts, beliefs, preferences, views, etc. are mine and I am proud to be me! 🙂