You’re so much more than meets the eye..
You’re more than your job.
You’re more than your relationships.
You’re more than the house you live in.
You’re more than your bank account.
You’re more than your looks.
You’re more than the targets you meet.
And I could go on and on with this list..
Are you struggling?
Do you feel insecure? Do you constantly feel pressure to be better, to do more, to try harder?
Do you find it difficult to accept that there’s more to you than status, image, achievements, connections, or looks?
Society tells us we need to perform. We need to improve. We need to know the right people. We need to look better. It’s so easy to then think of yourself only in terms of outer appearance: what do you do, who do you know, how much money do you have?
But you’re so much more than that!
You’re not only ‘an accountant’ or ‘a cleaner’, ‘a teacher’ or ‘a bus driver’. You’re not only tall or short, big or petite. You’re not only someone’s sister, husband, waitress or CEO. You’re not your 10 dollars in your wallet and you’re not your 1,000,000,000 dollars in your saving account.
There’s more to you
There’s so many unique aspects that make up who you are. And your job, your looks, your money or connections are not distinguishing features. So why do we think it’s those things that other people notice first? Why do we think it’s those features that set us apart from other people?
Imagine, you’re walking in a rose garden
You find yourself looking at one particular rose. There are other roses too. Perhaps they have exactly the same colour, the same size. Their petals may look the same. Their thorns are probably all just as sharp. Perhaps they’re even growing on the same branch.
Still, you notice just that one particular rose. Why?
Because every rose carries its own unique energy
No other flower, no other rose has exactly the same energy. No other rose moves exactly the same way in the breeze, or grows in that particular angle to the sun.
When your attention is drawn to that one particular rose, do you admire its beauty because of the amount of other roses around it? Do you like it because perhaps it has two petals more than other roses next to it? Do you like it because it’s blooming while others aren’t yet? Is it because its thorns are slightly smaller than the thorns of the others?
No. I don’t think so. It’s the energy of that rose that spoke to you.
The same goes for people
You are more than what meets the eye. You’ll find that the best conversations you have, the most precious friendships are with people who are attracted to your energy. People who may not even know about your job, your connections or where you live. They’re not drawn to your looks or your bank account. They are drawn to you. Nothing more, nothing less. Just you.
Let go of the idea that you’re not perfect when your petals are a bit brown at the edges, or if your colour is slightly different, or if your thorns are bent downwards instead of upwards.
You are perfect the way you are.
Your being here alone makes a difference.