Is it time yet?
Time to make that change you’ve been pondering
Time to get the support you need
Time to be who you know you are beneath the layers,
The one under the mask you take off at night
Or does that mask never come off?
Does it stay carefully in place,
Even during your down times,
Lulling you into believing if it never comes off
Then what’s beneath it can’t be real?
What if you just took a peek?
By the light of the moon, with no one around
What if you lifted the edge just slightly
Revealed to yourself the beauty behind it?
What if you dropped that everyday persona
Became real – raw, tender, open
Capable of loving as hard and long and wholly
As you’ve ever felt the pain from which you’ve hidden?
And what if in your realness, your true self
You find what you’ve been seeking all along,
Your light, your beauty, your heart
The parts of you lost to life
Still waiting for you to reclaim them
Waiting for you to take off the masks for good
And wear them like a crown,
Step out into the world as the queen you are
Is it time yet?
Oh, Ashley! I am so glad I read this! Wow! I am reading a book about being imperfect and how to be authentic. In a world that dictates that we be who the world demands us to be, it is the most challenging undertaking we can embrace, IMO, to seek who we are. Most of us by the time we arrive in our teen age years, have been molded in so many ways, we are already lost to our own uniqueness. In order to be set free, we must peel back the layers in order to see bright and clear. GORGEOUS post!!! <3
Thank you! It reminds me of the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote , “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” What book are you reading Amy?
“The Gifts of Imperfection … Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brene Brown, Ph.D, L.M.S.W. I highly recommend her book, Ashley. I can so relate to what she writes and it is helping me really understand so much. She has another book as well, “I Thought It Was Just Me” that I don’t have but I’m thinking of getting. Very few books do I stay with, but this one, I have really not put down. <3
I’m just finishing up “Daring Greatly”, also by Brene Brown. ☺️ I was thinking of reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book next, but the one you mentioned looks good too. 💜
Well, isn’t that something that we are reading the exact same author? Wow!!! Great minds really do think alike! Which book by Elizabeth Gilbert do you want to read?
Right?! “Big Magic” is Gilbert’s new book..about living a creative life.
Nice!!! I feel Amazon calling me …. 🙂
I always have a full cart at Amazon, just waiting for me to press the confirm button! 😉
LOL Just finished ordering a few more books ….. Hehehehe
Don’t I know!! LOL I go in sprees. LONG periods of NOTHING that I can find to read and then TONS. Feast or famine!!!! LOL
Yes! At any given time, I have a stack of half-read or read-next books beside my bed, on top of my computer armoire, and a whole bookshelf downstairs! That doens’t count all the books in boxes in my basement! LOL