I am Human.

Why do humans constantly frustrate each other? We all have our egos to save. We all have our composure to keep. We can’t look stupid. We can’t look bad. We can’t look crazy. We can’t look too much of this, not enough of that. We as a human race embody all emotions, all characteristics, all traits that a human can possibly have. Sad, happy, pathetic, lame, amazing, beautiful, wonderful, stupid, bitchy, conniving, faithful, doubtful, insecure, confident, numb. Yes, perhaps certain qualities are more prominent than others, and that is how we categorize ourselves, but it doesn’t cancel out the fact that we still experience all of these things, from extreme to subtle. Can we just embrace that? Can we embrace that of ourselves? Declare it that yes, indeed, I am a human, I am capable of much, I am capable of terrible things, I am also capable of extraordinary things. Can we just stop beating ourselves up for what we are not? What we are too much of? Why do we hide in the corners of closets afraid to show who we really are when we are all but one and the same.

I am exhausted, bruised and battered from beating myself up. Are you?

Sometimes we just need to tell ourselves that it’s okay. It’s okay that we’re too emotional. It’s okay that we’re too much. It’s okay that we’re not enough. Nobody holds these standards to ourselves but us. Nobody made us feel like this. Why are we projecting onto others the truth about ourselves? The truth being, we are hating ourselves for being who we are.

Acceptance. Grace. Forgiveness.

It is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

1 Comment »

  1. stewie griffin said,

    09/16/2009 @ 4:46 pm

    nice =)

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