“Do you sometimes put your true-self on the back burner to conform to others or to a situation, and how does that make you feel?”
Our writing prompt for today is to speak directly to our feelings of self denial. My personal feelings on this is that everyone should experience this often throughout their lives, most do. The selfless act of ensuring someone else is the center of attention is emotionally rewarding and may even allow your heart to grow stronger.
Hiding your light under a rock so that another may shine is a selfless act and should not be underestimated. No one person should ever be constantly in the limelight. Everyone needs time to simply be and be anonymous.
Anyone who has been a good parent or an adoring relative has allowed the youngster their time in the sun. The teacher who lauds the student whether or not they should be accepted into MENSA. A good friend will introduce a story for the other to elaborate upon. Anytime you ensure credit goes to where credit is due, you have willingly stepped out of the limelight and allowed another to step in.
However, there are those times when someone may want you to conform against your will. Become subservient. Those trolls who would attempt to steal your light away from you have very little soul of their own, therefore are envious of your light. Do not allow them to break your spirit. Do not allow them to hide or dim your light.
In these difficult financial times, it may be necessary to kow-tow for a time, continue to seek alternate employment! Your health is far too important to give your life light to such ungrateful people. For every Fairie Tale there is a real example….do not allow them to turn YOU into a Grinch!