Living Loudly

Dare to Be

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
 ~ May Sarton 
I was completely moved by that quote when I first read it and since I have been spending September exposing and exploring myself, it stuck with me.It ties perfectly into what I wanted to write about today: morals.

So many definitions, so many variations. Which one is right? Which one is wrong? I personally like the last part of the Urban Dictionary definition of morals:
Being moral is being true to yourself.
In my point of view, a lot of us hide our true selves in fear of judgement. I know I have been guilty of hiding myself in fear of judgement.

Moral code is not the same to everyone. What is right for me, might be wrong for you and vice versa.

If we can just be true to ourselves and be ourselves, we should be able to be do what’s right for us vs what’s wrong for us.

We need to stop judging others. We don’t know what they are going through, have been through, etc. We don’t know the entire story or background of their decisions to do things, but we will instantly throw judgement at them.

Maybe if stopped with the judgement, we would see they are being true to themselves and are being their self like the quote says.

My moral code for me has become this:
Dare to be my true self and let others be theirs.
I will acknowledge myself/others and I will not judge myself/others for their thoughts, feelings, actions, etc. No more judgement or shaming.