I turned on the computer this morning to get a little work done before I saw my first clients. This song started playing….. Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. Granted that my son had been on the computer the night before so whatever parameters he had set in the You Tube were probably still active … but, wow, what an incredible song. The version that I have linked below is a live version — and live in the rain at that — makes it even more powerful. Makes the lyrics feel cleansing.

This song hit me on a few different levels — but the one that is most important for this discussion is the two stanzas that are next:

And you can’t fight the tears that ain’t coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah, you’d bleed just to know you’re alive

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

It is so very very hard to just be yourself. It is hard to find the right person to speak to about who you really are and what you really have on your mind. We all have different personas. We have the one for work, we have the one for play, we have the one for the ‘guys’ or ‘girls’, we have who we have to be when we do the charitable things we like to do, then we have who we are when we are alone with ourselves and only the mirror of our essence staring back at us.

Sometimes we are so many different people it is like we are acting in a movie. Sometimes the most broken people are the ones that seem the most put together. Sometimes there is the need to find that place in yourself, and the safe harbor that allows you to just be you. To express who you really are, to do the things you really would like to do, and to say the things that are weighing on your heart to say.

We can’t ‘fight the moment of truth in your lies’. The truth that sometimes even though we say we are fine we really would like that hug. Or the truth that when we say it is for the best that we would really like to break the door down and scream that it really isn’t the best for me.

I am no different. I have children that I am a mom for, I have clients that I am healer and life coach and teacher for, I am a minister at church allowing me to help people through difficulties, and I am also a person struggling with day to day issues like so many of us.

I know Spirit knows exactly who I am. I know I can express what I need to that way and know that unconditional love is always there … listening and guiding. That is totally awesome to know and recognize and to be able to draw on that unlimited energy and strength.

Yet, I think we all need and want and crave someone in the physical, in the here and now that can totally understand who you are — even when broken, even when acting out life as best as you can all the while watching yourself as if it is a movie in incredible slow motion, wanting instead to just be you and know that being you is enough.

Seems to be a reoccurring theme with people I speak with lately … Helps me to be ready to just accept people .. everyone is where they are at for a reason. Hoping that when I am with people they do not feel the need to be anything that they are not. Challenging you all to take the leap and be you. It will be one of the hardest things you have ever done — and in the end be the most rewarding.

Being You
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