Have you found that humility limits possibility? Or for you is it a natural way of being?
Perhaps you can relate. Growing up my parents didn’t have the capacity to appreciate my wildness. Until I experienced a major emotional wound that my six year old mind couldn’t comprehend, I was naturally enthusiastic. Throughout my teens this natural ferocity often got labeled as obnoxious or distasteful.
Even as a young adult I didn’t fully understand the concept of authenticity. I would question my uniqueness rather than celebrating it because my parents were overly concerned with what “they” said. Looking back, I now realize that I was a natural boat rocker evolving in an artificial world of making no waves.
My upbringing, influenced by herd mentality, and the pressure to conform, frequently conflicted with my strong urge for self-determination.
An early professional associate told me that being more humble would be good for me. But I didn’t get it then and I don’t get it now. I see how humility is sold as virtuous because it’s an effective deterrent to standing up and speaking out. Often the powers that be want us all to behave.
From what I’ve witnessed that pressure keeps our true selves from bursting through.
Being humble often creates a feeling of insignificance, inferiority and subservience and that feeling can permanently damage our capacity to see the most obvious possibilities to realizing true freedom.
I know it’s comforting to be told what to do. But what if no one knows better than you?
What do you think might happen if you deferred to no one?
What if everyone who told you to tone it down was really afraid to look at their own wildness?
Isn’t it time for you to reclaim all of that energy you’ve wasted by trying to fit into a world that you didn’t choose?
Demonstrating self-compassion and loving self-expression isn’t arrogance. Instead it’s essential to understanding your unique gift to humanity.
Do you really want to enjoy your true calling? Then quit being so damned obedient.
Simply be your wild ass self regardless of who attempts to control you by being offended.