Letting go

W A L L S //

It’s not easy to let go of the walls. After you've grown a certain outer shell, shedding it makes you feel raw and vulnerable and liberated all at the same time.

For far too long have you hidden yourself that you’ve lost a sense of you who are. You've buried emotions so deep that you've forgotten how to feel; held your tongue for so long you start stuttering everytime you speak. You don’t know if people are going to accept you when you let yourself be real, because you've been rejected before. 

People - as good-hearted and willing as they are - are never going to be perfect, and may not accept you fully, even as they try. To be honest, many can’t even accept themselves. We are all broken people, conditioned to shun failure and judge imperfections (and feel judged). It may not be reasonable to expect that society will accept every part of us -  because everyone is fighting a battle you don't know about.

But we should accept ourselves first. You have a special role to play in this world, and there is a reason why you've gone through the things you did. There are unique strengths and myriad gifts you bring to the world, as much as you have flaws and imperfections. Only when we start to love ourselves are we free to grow; consequently, we also start loving others better. And when you start loving others better, others start loving you back too.

Love is brave, even love of your flaws. Healing comes with being real with yourself and others, because hidden things fester. You are who you are, wondrous and special, and you’ve got so much to give.

“Let go, let in; something is waiting”

"Walls", by Ann Png.

"Walls", by Ann Png.