“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”-Rumi (beliefnet,com)
I love this quote because it reminds me of the importance of just being oneself. We waste way too many years of our lives worrying about other people’s opinions of us. Truth is that we are all different in our own special ways; we all have been blessed with a variety of talents. Nobody is exactly the same. Imagine how absolutely drab and boring this life would be if everyone were exactly the same.
Everyone has differing opinions. This fact should validate our own right to be different. We should follow our own hearts with the secure acceptance that not everyone is going to approve of us. We don’t need everyone’s approval. We just need to be the best possible version of ourselves. The litmus test is if we can look in the mirror and feel proud of the reflection looking back at us. We should enjoy the freedom to live our fullest life according to our own hopes and dreams, not other’s approval or disapproval.
At the end of the day, it is your own reflection that you have to deal with.
We should strive to “sing” our own songs with joy without worrying about “who hears us or what they think,” to paraphrase Rumi.
Copyright 2019 Jenny W. Andrews