An Open Letter: Being Authentically Me

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Without time, the flower could not bloom. – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Dear Self,

 

I have travelled such a long journey to try to find who I am, to find who I was outside of my need to seek myself in other people and in things. I have felt so empty for such a long time. Numbed by the weight of my own body, because the act of existing felt like such a burden for me; a burden too heavy to bear and comprehend. I never knew that living life was an act of courage. There were times where I questioned the purpose of my mere existence.

 

I have finally come to the realization that I never again have to explain myself to anyone anymore. I no longer have to carry all the burden of other people’s false perceptions of me and my false perceptions and perceived inadequacies of myself. Finally, I am comfortable with my own body and my own light in this present moment. I have grown not to care about other people’s judgements of who I am and how I go about living my own life. My life may not be perfect or amazing enough according to some people but I am learning to love my own journey of living; I am learning to love life. I no longer feel the need to endlessly apologize for being human.

 

That day has been graciously waiting for you to begin swimming in it’s warm waters of love and acceptance. – Anonymous

 

Finally, that day has come.

 

Whenever there is understanding, compassion is born. – Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thank you for being with me. I look forward to seeing you here again. Let us rebuild a Healthy state of Mind.

 

Love,

Francesca

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