Doing what you feel means being true to yourself. Being true to yourself means to be completely honest with what you feel, think and desire, and is one of the things I probably struggled a lot with for a long period of my life. And I still do sometimes. And not in a “I’m not sure what I feel, think or desire” way, but more like “do I want people to know what I feel, think and desire?” way. I could easily sum it up as caring a little too much about other people’s opinions and fear of being judged. And I bet it sounds familiar. However, I’m emphasizing the “too much” part because I believe caring about other people’s opinion, within bounds, is not something bad at all. “Too much” is when it begins interfering with any other areas of your life, like compromising your values, putting yourself under stress and even impacting your relationship with others.
But I believe that being true to yourself is the key to being free, feeling free, enjoying life and being able to pursue your dreams without fear. Being true to yourself means you don’t worry about pleasing other people: you know who you are, you know what your strengths and weaknesses are, you accept yourself and you live faithfully to the truth that you are. (and you try not to fall into the other extreme and become self-centered)
Starting a blog and giving myself the opportunity to write about what I feel and think, putting myself out there (or in here) is quite liberating, to be honest. People say that when you will have nothing to hide, you’ll be completely free. Just imagine how great everything would be if we’d all have nothing to hide and we’d all be true to ourselves.
Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right, maybe I’m just a pessimist who turned into an optimist too abruptly, but that’s how I truly feel.