I no longer hide.


And so I no longer hide. I finally made the decision. and soon after, it was clear to see that 90% of the stress I’d carried through the years was because I hid myself, pretended, smiled when I didn’t want to, silenced myself when my song was emerging through my very skin. I denied myself and so my world inside was a crumbling mess. I stopped hiding and was blown away by how easy it was to live after. Living became natural again. And being me was no longer a problem. They don’t teach this stuff in schools but they should. they really, really should. Real living is about unhiding. That’s when everything starts to make sense.
–S.C Lourie

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9 Comments

  1. Thank you very much my friends. I always feel so good when I read your words. Thank you again. Have a great week!!

  2. Your post was very well said. Too often people put on facades, trying to appear as someone else that they really aren’t. Perhaps this is because they feel uncomfortable just being themselves or are attempting to improve themselves in certain traits but possibly end up hiding the very thing that makes them unique and beautiful spirits to begin with. The old cliche that most of us heard over the years when we were children “just be yourself” is really good advice. I personally think that it is great to always be striving to improve myself and be a better person always but I also don’t want to lose touch with the good person I am on the inside right now.

  3. Beautifully said…and a great reminder…better to be true to u, than trying to be untrue for others’ approval.

  4. There are so many good ones here, I can’t decide which one to send to my children.

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