I came across a post last night on Twig and Toadstool, which then brought me to yet another post on Shakti Mama, an idea, a challenge for most for us I imagine, was proposed.
A series of self portraits, different aspects of ourselves, and the purpose being to view ourselves more kindly, be less judgmental more loving and accepting of our own self.
I rarely ever see a photo of me anymore that I would share. I rarely put myself out there in any real way except with a few very close friends. I keep to myself in more ways than I would like, even with people close to me, and had in the days before reading these posts decided to start sharing more openly in this space. Sharing more openly sets me up for being judged or rather misjudged, hence the fear, as well as the sense of liberation by then doing it.
I welcome this challenge of walking into a deep fear of mine, to shed a layer of old skin that I no longer need, for while I am full of fears, I am also full of courage and strength, something being put to the test in my life at this time. I believe in beauty even when it is not obvious, and I believe in endless possibilities.
So, enough said, and my first round of self portraits, raw and simple,
taken very late last night having just read the other posts.
~Looking forward to see yours:)~