Thursday, 5 November 2015

Labels

Label-Me-Not!
Labels are everywhere! They are on everything we buy, everything we see and every type of behaviour and personality now has a label too.It is no surprise that we do not realise we walk around with a ton of labels stuck on us. Labels given to us from parents, partners, bosses, society, health professionals, magazines, the list is endless.

We walk around with all these labels weighing us down; too thin, too fat, too sensitive, too insensitive, too shy, too confident, too outspoken, too quiet, too trusting, too suspicious, too strong, too weak. 
Wow when you look at it like that, there really is no pleasing anyone, no wonder we get so confused about who we are and who we should be. 


That is just the point, there is no need to be pleasing everyone, and one of the reasons we allow these labels to be stuck on us is our fear of what other people think and our desperation to people please. Old saying, "you can't please all the people all of the time, you can only please some of the people some of the time". BUT that is still about everyone else. 

What about YOU???.....
Stop for a minute and think about those labels......think about the labels that you have about yourself .......... write a list of them if that helps. 
Now, imagine yourself tearing them off, all of them of and throwing them in the bin. 
Feel lighter??? Now you just have you and all that you are, without the labels to specify. 

Labels make us feel ashamed of the unique things that make us who we are.

Once you are happy with yourself you will no longer have these labels to contend with because when someone tries to give it to you, you will say "no thanks, you can have that back, I don't need a label to tell me who I am today thanks. I am ME".

So remove the pile up of labels to have been given and reveal the YOU that is underneath them.

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