I am currently in the process of reading a book entitled Pebbles in the Pond Wave 3: Transforming the World One Person at a Time. I am only on the second chapter and yet I am already feeling inspired. This book is really making me think. So far, they spoke about being your authentic self, transparency and using your authentic voice. This is something that I want to try exploring within myself.
The author of this chapter posed an interesting question that got me thinking: “How is the world a better place because of my existence?” Me, being a singer and a song-writer in my spare time (and wanting to do this professionally someday) found this to be a very valuable question in terms of using my authentic voice and being transparent.
The world is a better place because I am here to give a voice to an unheard and misrepresented population. I want people to realize that who we are and what we are is normal and we should never be ashamed of who we are. The world needs to know that we (homosexual individuals) are not freaks or perverts and that our love is just as real as everyone else’s love.
And then she asks how the world would suffer if I did not use my authentic voice. The answer to this is simple. There would be no progress or forward-thinking. Being homosexual would still seem to be something that is strange, immoral or just plain wrong. I want to be able to shed light on the situation… not in a way that could be seen as “extra” or anything like that.
From what I gather from this section of the book is that in order for you to really know who you are, you need to break down the different sections in your life and to see where you are and where you need to be. I need to assess each area very carefully to determine where I am, where I want to be and what I need to get to where I want to be.
…I have A LOT of work to do.
But hopefully, further reading will enable me to find avenues of unleashing my authentic voice and allowing myself to open myself up to the world in order to deliver my message of positiveness and self-love.