Yesterday, after facing opposition firmly, someone made a tacky and snarky remark in a manipulative manner in regards to me, "saying I'm positive all the time." They meant to shut down the valid level of frustration I was experiencing by gaslighting me with my own character. Although, I don't say that I'm positive all the time. I certainly do say that is where I aim to keep my mindset. The real truth is - people who are mostly positive and grateful and giving are the ones who are handed the most judgement in the moments they decide to be an advocate for their own space and well being. I want to remind people today that there is duality in this life and everybody experiences it. Some of us place the bulk of our energy into positive perseverance and that's how they cope. There is no law that forces those people to remain in that constant state of mind to appease the perception of others. It's a willful choice.
I will share my vulnerability with you to prove something to you. There are two pictures here. They are taken one day apart. In both pictures I was struggling, processing, coping, and physically challenged. In both pictures I was also strong, smiling, doing my best, directing energy into the light spaces. In neither picture does it say that I must be this positive. They do not say that I am perfect. They say that I am Human and need to be loved like the rest of the world but I won't let what is negative swallow me up. They say what I want them to say because I am the director of my life, not the idealism and perception of others and how they wish for me to fit inside of their box. THEY SAY THAT THIS IS BOTH WHO I AM AND WHO I AM NOT and I am not shy to be myself.
My freedom is the the most important thing to me and that means allot more than physical placement. Freedom is spiritual, worldly, ascending, descending, growth and faulter, happiness and sadness, love and hate. It's all encompassing. It is being who you are every day and learning to be closest to what makes life beautiful in it's duality.
Let love lead.
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