She decided to stop waiting until everything, including herself, was perfect. So she let go of her fear of being judged and simply began to live. What a relief. – Queenisms™
Photo: Miss Ilna E. Dreger, Portage County, WI circa 1924
What a relief it would be if we could banish the fear of being judged and simply live as we desire. What would you do if you were free from your own inner critic? Would you sing out loud, dance in public, create art that pleased just you? The truth is that most of the time, judgment is coming not from others, but from our own harsh inner voice. Others are listening to their own harsh inner voices and what we have is a mess of people hiding their light for fear of shining too brightly and being slapped down.
Practice giving yourself permission to let go of the fear of being judged. When you feel the desire to do something but are afraid you’ll be thought foolish, promise us you’ll do it anyway.
Imagine a world in which we lived to create joy instead of fear and applauded one another for living joyfully. What would you do?