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Authentic being never needed a pitch

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What and how I choose to see

 

when I look at you…

 

matters so much because

 

that? determines what next I will think or do.

 

 

If I see you through a lens that defends your worth,

 

that you are whole and complete now

 

I show up embracing the who you are

 

not who you position yourself to be and how

 

 

But…

 

If I wait to see what you’ll offer or pitch

 

If I wait to see if I agree with your schtick

 

If I bring that sense of having you prove yourself to me

 

I leave the ability to connect up to uncertainty

 

More?

 

If upon first appearance I see you as weird and don’t even try to understand your why…

 

If I see you as lacking what I think is essential for status of doing life right.

 

If I look at you as incomplete or partial…

 

If I see you as a remnant of the past and of your future unsure…

 

 

If my view of you puts you in a box

 

If I blaze past you thinking you’re lost

 

I’ll rob myself of the individuality that is YOU

 

And miss the opportunity to connect with your essence, your truth…

 

 

See that was the view many offered me

 

And in that shunning oh have I felt its burning sting

 

Yet, I’ve pressed on time and again,

 

Because I’ve learned to love my unique and follow those inner inklings.

 

 

 

And more?

 

I have learned how to see the unique in someone else

 

Far before they prove anything to me

 

Because I expect to see it with complete certainty

 

What could shift if we didnt show up wanting anyone to prove anything

 

Or wait to see who would market their wares

 

Or who would pitch what program or course

 

But practiced valuing difference no matter how rare.

 

What has helped me keep pushing the what’s possible for me…

 

Is to live my individuality without doubt or apology

 

And not because I’m some prancing ego

 

But because my own efforts to conform felt like suffocating honesty.

 


 

See, if we live life by a list of should

 

If we believe there’s a hidden agenda of right life rules

 

Then we rob ourselves of sculpting our why

 

And disallow others from getting to know the wonder of our who

 

Yes, admitted, pressing on can feel unfathomably hard.

 

But, the cost of not being true to ourselves? Haven’t we played that card?

 

Tell ya what helps me still to this day

 

Connecting with the knowing each one of us is finding our way

 

That? calms my anxiousness or fear

 

As does knowing and trusting the inner inklings that hug and hold me so near.

 

What if we each paused for a moment more

 

And realized that in moments we feel most alone

 

Someone else is figuring this out too.

 

No matter how it appears, no matter how it looks to me or you

 

So, when you feel alone tinkering through the night

 

When they rally behind ones deemed doing it right

 

Its vital to stop comparing and doubting

 

And keep keeping on evolving your individuality.

 

 

See, it matters not whether we have a website or blog

 

It matters not that we rock a video or a radio show

 

It matters not if we’ve authored a book

 

Or offer an a, b or c school with ecourses to boot…

 

 

No matter what we have or have yet to do

 

Show up being instead of seeming, we are true

 

Refute with me waiting to be sold or convinced

 

Authentic being never needs a pitch.

 

 

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