Friday, October 26, 2012

Taking time to be myself and loving it

Lately I have been taking some time to look within myself. Looking at the path I have chosen to follow and at those that have allowed me to lead them down the same path.

I have people that I admire and look to for guidance. They have taught me how to be a leader myself and to inspire others.

Some may not agree with the path I have chosen, but that doesn't mean I should pretend to be something I am not.

I see enough fake people in this world to know that this is not something I want to be. Call me an environmentalist, call me a tree hugger, call me crazy if you like. It really doesn't bother me anymore.

Why? Because I believe in what I am doing. I believe that I am making a difference and inspiring others. Unlike some people I know, I actually practice the very things I write about and talk about. There was a time when I cared more about what other people thought and believed than what I myself believed. I was afraid to let people see the real me. However, when I quit hiding behind the facade I learned that more people respected me. Those that continued to pretend to be someone else, the followers of this world, started to stand out like a sore thumb to me. They would say one thing and live their life in the complete opposite.

I don't understand this way of thinking. If you believe strongly in something than you should live your life following that path. In other words, don't preach about something if you don't practice it yourself.

Why can't people just follow the path they choose and be proud of it?

1 comment:

  1. I agree completely. It is hard to not be persuaded in this world to conform to what people think you "should" be. If there is anything I want my children to know as they grow up is that having confidence in yourself and who you are and being true to that is the most important thing.