“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” ~ Joubert Botha
You followed your calling to be authentic and got hurt…
On your journey you may often get confused by the multiple voices echoing in your head. The struggle to overcome the chattering of the mind is real. Moreover, the part of you that is deeply conditioned and restless overtakes the part of you that authentically wishes to express itself.
If you are functioning in a world that takes pride in strongly maintaining the layers and layers of conditioned outcomes, then that makes it even more difficult to stay authentic and listen to your soul.
For example, it might have happened that people would have considered you naive or a fool for being vulnerable to the openness of your heart. Advices such as ‘Don’t be so sensitive’ and ‘It’s a big bad world out there’ might have come your way. Adding to which the extensive promotion of narcissism all around the world and the constant need to self-judge and put a value to the existence of oneself wouldn’t help at all.