Purpose Maven Posts

February 3, 2018 / / Fear and Life Purpose
January 1, 2018 / / Inspirational

Why is shining in all of our unique glory so damn difficult?

It seems that the only way to be confident in who we are is to conform to what the masses consider popular. Only then do we have the reinforcement from others to be bold. However, this type of boldness and confidence is not enduring. It depends on the validation of others to exist. If that outside validation ceases to exist **exits confidence**

I’ve experienced my own personal battle with cultivating confidence from within and letting my light shine. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

Since sharing my last post, “Impact of Oppression on Life Purpose,” several people openly shared with me their encounters with prejudice and discrimination. Their firsthand experiences included incidents of racial stereotyping and flat out mistreatment when applying for jobs, while on the job, and even attending church (yes, you read that right- remember oppression permeates all institutions, systems, and programs in which we rely).

 

I began thinking about how oppression impacts purpose a few months ago. However, I procrastinated with actually putting my feelings in written form. I suppose now is the time to condense this complex issue into a few short, concise paragraphs. Though this is a complex topic, I still feel an urge to write about it from the perspective of the oppressed. It affects many of our lives.

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November 1, 2016 / / Fear and Life Purpose