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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

embrace you

I'm won't lie;  I'm hard on myself. Sometimes I'm really hard on myself. I have very, very high expectations for myself and I don't always meet those high expectations. I usually end up working even harder after I fail those high expectations or I give up altogether. It's a bit sad, actually.

I also like to think. I think so much that sometimes I don't even like thinking anymore. I think about what would've happened if I had done this or been this or hadn't have done that. I think about why this was made this way or what would happened if it changed or disappeared absolutely. Or I simply blame myself for why this happened that way and if I had done something different it could've been better. (Sound confusing? Try being inside my head for a day.) I told you I was hard on myself.

I used to try and fight it. I would tell myself that overthinking is bad and I always try to complicate things when really they're simple. That would only leave me in more of a daze. It wouldn't leave me being any easier to myself.

Truth be told, it makes my heart sad to see us humans beating up our own personalities. Why would we hurt ourselves? It's selfish. It's wrong. It's cruel. And it's not fair to us, but especially not fair to the people around us. All we're doing is thinking of ourselves and how we wish we were better. All we think about is me, me, me.

I think I need to stop thinking of myself. That doesn't mean I stop thinking. We need thinkers in this world. Maybe there are more people who think like me, maybe there aren't.

Maybe we just need to forget about ourselves for a little while and start thinking about how to love other people. Maybe then we'll find that we've embraced ourselves.

Embrace life, embrace you. It's ok to fail, but stop being harsh to you and, ultimately, other people. Just keep going and embrace.








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7 comments:

  1. Love it! I feel exactly what you are feeling sometimes!

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  2. What a beautiful post, so heartfelt and it sounds like me! I have felt that way so many times before so thanks for the encouragement!! :) I LOVE your photos, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Yes, yes! Sometimes I think the only way to truly find ourselves is to lose ourselves in loving people the way He did, because we have no identity outside of ourselves.

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  4. i love your honesty, girly! and i struggle with this too. so you aren't alone! ♥

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  5. This was a really really awesome post. That I needed. Really. But I just didn't comment before. So now I'm commenting.

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  6. I've never thought about being hard on myself as being selfish, but you're totally right about that! It puts all the focus on me, which isn't what's supposed to be happening. Way to be insightful!

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