This seems like such a small thing, this being seen, doesn’t it?
But I’ve come to learn that it’s not such a small thing at all. Because for some people, being seen carries risk of being judged.
No one likes to be judged, to feel that someone believes they’re lacking in…whatever.
Sometimes, feelings of inadequacy become a fear so debilitating they become social anxiety.
If we get our worth from others’ opinions of us, from external factors, we’ll always be at risk. There will always people who don’t like us, just like we don’t connect with everyone we meet.
Sometimes, though, the judge is not the other person — it’s in our own heads. Sometimes, we’ve got to silence the critic in our mind so we don’t hide our light under a bushel.
So we shouldn’t let others define us. And we’ve got to take care how we let our monkey mind define ourselves. When that happens, it’s time to reprogram. To look out ourselves clearly.
To consider our own strengths and what we bring to whatever we’re judging.
To focus on our strengths, not what others think
To not be afraid to let ourselves be seen.
See me becomes a lot less frightening when we have confidence that we are ok just as we are, regardless of the opinions of others.
Here’s the Who with See Me Feel Me.