Someone like you...some days I don't think you give yourself enough credit. Things like us, I don't think we still ourselves enough to reflect on how far we have come when we focus so much on where we want to go. Such a small act, such a quiet little moment..somehow it slips by us.
Some believe being content with yourself and who you are as a person, will make it impossible to grow. Others would reason that praise is counterproductive to pure critique by nature and will not cultivate creativity. Others...they find little to believe in themselves or anything else.
I think we grow too objective some days..that we grow so purely focused upon the faults in our work and in ourselves that we leave little room to appreciate the blossoming potential, the beautiful flaws. We become obsessed with what is wrong, and what needs to be corrected. We grow so focused on this that it almost becomes a habit until..it is the only thing we come to see.
Suddenly our expression and imagination isn't a key, it's a spotlight into our ugly flaws, it's a punishment. It's a waste of our time, and we're a waste of everyone else's...
Time...we have so much more of it than we give credit for. And we use so little of it to give credit to ourselves for how far we have come. How much we have struggled and tried our best, even if our best some days meant just...taking a deep breath and taking some of that time for ourselves.
If you're still here with me and you're hurting, I want you to know something. If you've come to believe there's nothing inside yourself that matters..if you believe the value in you has been lost...that's not true. It feels true, but it is the cruelest lie we will ever tell ourselves, and it is the hardest lie to break.
..So take your time, take a day, take as many as you need, because you do have many. We can see the flaws in ourselves one by one, but that doesn't mean they're not beautiful. That's okay...no one person or thing has ever been perfect.
6 months ago
22 May 2018 20:20 CEST
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