Allow me to begin with a small composition of mine:
Speak speak… you speak
SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY, SPEAK WITH CLARITY… make sure you get heard when you speak
Irrespective of the language YOU SPEAK… as long as you have a voice, you speak
don’t wary the criticisms and the questions … as long as you are right, you speak
Don’t worry about losing them, FOR THE SAKE OF FINDING YOURSELF, you speak.
To spit out the negativity, for the sake of positivity… gather courage only once to speak
on their face and never behind, as long as they are wrong, you speak
FOR THE SAKE YOUR RESPECT AND ESTEEM… SPEAK SPEAK SPEAK… YOU SPEAK
Hope you liked it!
Let’s jump right into the nitty-gritty of expressing:
Expressing is an introduction of your true self to the outside world. Whatever you are inside, just exhibit it outside.
What you are and whatever you feel, just express yourself. Never feel afraid of it.
“You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” – Claire Baker
And this applies to everyone. When you have the freedom of expression, use it to your advantage.
You are probably wondering:
Why is expressing important?
- Expressing is your deliberate attempt to convert the negativity felt into positivity.
In the world full of lies and betrayals, it is difficult to stop feeling negative. But you need to understand that feeling negative is not a problem.
The problem arises when you keep that negativity within you and do not express it out.
But when you express out, you unburden yourself and flush out the negativity.
- To maintain transparency between your physical and mental appearance.
In case you don’t know:
Expressing acts as a mirror between the two. It ensures that whatever you feel from inside, you present it outside.
This way, you are true to yourself and to others. There is no retention of negative feelings inside you to attract other negative energies.
- You always ride high on yourself via expressing.
When you express your true self to others, it means you value your ideas, thoughts, and beliefs. No wonder, expressing is one of the best ways to develop self-love.
The quote above says it all…
When you express, you expose yourself in front of others. You reveal your true identity to them.
In the process, people might get hurt. Many people might not like you. They can call you rude, offensive and aggressive. They might misunderstand you.
However, the ones who deserve to be in your life will understand you gradually. They will accept you the way you are.
No wonder, these people will be less. But they will be the ones whom you will find by your side every time you need them.
It’s your identity, this is the way you always are, independent of the person, time and situation. Feel proud!
Sounds silly? It’s not:
Being nude is your choice.
It is when you uncover yourself by yourself. It‘s your discretion to expose yourself to others. It is the transparency you maintain with others and expect the same from them.
Maybe you are ugly, but don’t cover yourself with a sheet of beauty, which is a lie. It is not smartness but foolishness…
You know why?
Because eventually, you will get naked. You cannot hide your secret. Yes, people will get to know about the real you.
The worst part:
When people expose you, your ugly face looks uglier because a beautiful lie gets unmasked. And not only you lose people but also you lose your own self.
Don’t you want people to be true to you?
My dear friend, expressing yourself to others not only exposes you in front of others but also exposes others in front of you.
It breaks that awkwardness and uneasiness which also enables others to present their real side to you. Don’t wait for them to initiate.
Time for some Happy Realizations:
Summon up that silence is also an expression. Hiding your feelings and emotions inside may help you at that moment, but in the long run, it proves to be self-disastrous.
You will get caged in a shell made by none other than you. It won’t allow you to explore yourself. That shell will never allow you to test your toughness and capabilities. Pleasing people will not let you identify what you are all about.
Always remember, you are being judged for everything you do. Make sure you get judged for what you are.
Therefore, EXPRESS, EXPOSE and EXPLORE yourself. BREAK FREE!
Never wait for the right moment to express yourself because NOW is the right moment to express yourself. Sometimes it may be difficult but if you don’t express yourself now, the difficulty level to express increases.
And when you express later, it might hamper the quality of expression. You are even misinterpreted.
Stop blaming people for your negativity. Because it is not the people but your inexpressiveness to people, which is the reason for your negativity. Express yourself now!
Amanpreet Singh is the founder of Happy Realization. From the negatives of depression to the positives of meditation, he loves expressing his experiences and the practical life lessons which he calls his Happy Realizations. He is a guest blogger in esteemed publications like Lifehack, Pick the Brain and Dumb Little Man.