I always felt drawn to pictures of people, which were made in a vulnerable moment.
Pictures which show the real face behind the mask.
We don't see these faces very often.
We don't see them in commercials.
We don't see them on Facebook and Twitter.
We don't see them, because everybody, including me, only wants to show their best side, right?
There is nothing wrong with that.
But sometimes, we can get confused when we look at all these beauty pics online. In a weak moment, we might think that we don't belong to them, to these party people, world travellers, beach beauties and fun collectors.
You know what I mean?
We can't imagine that our Facebook friends have weak moments too. Moments of feeling ugly, small and lonely.
Did you know that Marilyn Monroe saw a therapist twice a week to cure her feeling of smallness?
In her journal she wrote the following words:
"Fear of giving me the lines new
maybe won’t be able to learn them
maybe I’ll make mistakes
people will either think I’m no good or
laugh or belittle me or think I can’t act.
Women looked stern and critical—
unfriendly and cold in general
afraid director won’t think I’m any good."
Isn't that a relief? Even the beauty and sex symbol of the 20th century had feelings of not being good enough.
Isn't that the proof that...
Realizing this can set YOU free.
What is the difference between us and Marilyn Monroe?
There is none. We only give our thoughts of unworthiness too much power to stop us from doing what we really want to do.
Let me say it in her words:
"I used to say to myself, 'What the devil have you got to be proud about, Marilyn Monroe? And I'd answer, 'Everything, everything.'
Lots of love,
Thanks for listening.