For much of my adult life, I've hidden my inner self from others...my questions, my doubts, my fears, my terror over being judged or worse rejected. In these last few years, however, I'm learning to be more honest, more transparent, more completely and fully myself. I'm finding a kinship with everything as I do...a heart that's more understanding...more forgiving...more accepting...beginning with me. It is true that, when you hide your inner self, you are really only succeeding in hiding from yourself. When you risk, however, opening up...letting in the light of truth, acceptance, oneness with all that is...with all who are...you discover real magic, life's meaning, and your happiness and purpose for living.
Rumi said, "I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons...knocking on doors. The door opens. I've been knocking from the inside."
Know today that who you really are is the self you hide from others but, first, from yourself. Why not remember instead that the door to personal freedom...to your happiness is no door at all? Why not remind yourself over and over today that you...that is, the real you, lives inside the room you seek already!