Leave your hair natural. Let your beard grow out. Leave the makeup in the bag. Wear comfortable clothes. Stop worrying so much about your looks and start looking around you. You have missed so much beauty trying to become beautiful. You have missed your own worth trying to become worthy. Let the mask break open. Let it lie on the floor. Let yourself be seen. Let yourself see.

To be hurt is, sometimes, a lucky thing-a fortunate interruption along a road that otherwise may have ended in blindly hurting others. When we heal from being hurt by a person, we realize the importance of not hurting people. Perhaps it is not the most fun way to learn this lesson, but it is a method of life’s teachings nonetheless.

What if no one is coming to discover your hidden talents, to acknowledge your untapped potential, to heal you, to save you from yourself? What if the saviour was always supposed to be you? What if that’s why it hasn’t worked out with anyone else?

You cannot become good enough for your own approval just like you can’t become good enough to have hair. You cannot earn your own self-acceptance just like you can’t earn your own ears. You can’t become what you are. Stop looking out there. Look in the mirror. You’re already everything you’ve ever wanted to be.

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