We should encourage our children (and each other) to be yourself. Don’t afraid to show your emotions – whether it’s perceived as being weak, strong, emotional, unacceptable, etc. Denying them is just denying who you are. While others may see revealing your emotions as an act of vulnerability, it’s only by embracing your emotions that you move a step forward toward being who you truly are. The following song lyrics from Return to Innocence is a good reminder.
That’s not the beginning of the end
That’s the return to yourself
The return to innocence.
Don’t be afraid to be weak Don’t be too proud to be strong Just look into your heart my friend That will be the return to yourself The return to innocence. If you want, then start to laugh If you must, then start to cry Be yourself don’t hide Just believe in destiny. Don’t care what people say Just follow your own way Don’t give up and use the chance To return to innocence. That’s not the beginning of the end That’s the return to yourself The return to innocence. [Don’t care what people say Follow just your own way Follow just your own way Don’t give up, don’t give up To return, to return to innocence.] [If you want then laugh If you must then cry Be yourself don’t hide Just believe in destiny.]
Encourage your children to be themselves! Encourage others by sharing this.