“Reveal everything there is to know about yourself, and let the chips fall where they may.” – William Parish, Meet Joe Black

Reveal yourself to me I heard a whisper. Reveal yourself. You know that deep down all the strength in the world will arrive when you finally have the courage to reveal yourself. So let it go. Let it fly. But keep a close watch on me. Don’t restrict yourself for any reason, but just keep an eye out for me.

There’s a lot of questions around how to be happy with yourself and life, but I think fundamentally deep down we begin to truly feel happy as can be when we are connected with what is going on inside. We bloom and become something great when you have the courage to reveal yourself and not shy away from being hurt. In fact, we must be willing to lose it all if we are to truly let everything in.

If you reveal yourself, what’s the worst that can happen? Someone won’t like you for who you are? You will be hurt by the sting and the pain of rejection? That’s pretty much the worst that could happen? Time and time again we shy away from experiencing all that this life has to offer because it hurts sometimes. Maybe even more than sometimes…sometimes it hurts a lot of the times. But this shouldn’t be a reason why you shouldn’t reveal yourself. Why? Because if you fail to express what is going on in your heart, you will be completely disconnected from others and yourself as well.

Putting it all out on the line to reveal yourself for exactly who you are and exactly who you aren’t feels like one hell of a risk, but in all honesty, it’s what you have to do to get truly connected. It is a risk. It can be painful. It can sometimes feel like the worst feeling in the world. But at the same time, it can bring you to great heights and light up your heart with wisdom.

I’m struggling right now. But that’s part of the path. In the end, I’m still going to reveal myself.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project