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A Call to Unleash the Spirit of Conviction




In my life, I've met many people and encountered an array of characters, each with their unique strengths and shortcomings. But the ones I am most disappointed in are the ones who lack the courage to stand by their convictions.


For what is a life where you choke on your own words, cloak your beliefs in a shroud of conformity, and never stray from the herd, even when you have cause to?


It is a life that flattens the peaks of individuality, dulls the colors of existence, and restrains the very essence of who we are. It is a life that wilts the spirit, suffocates the soul, and dampens the flame of our potential. How disheartening it is to witness others languish in such self-imposed captivity!


Conviction - the unwavering dedication to beliefs that resonate deep within us, the essence of who we are; a flame burning at the core of our being, demanding to be honored and nurtured. Yet you shut your ears to it. You'd rather belong. No harm in that, but it speaks volumes about our character.


You say you're playing it safe - shying away from the tempests that may arise, but all you're doing is retreating into the shadows instead of standing tall in the light of your own truth.


But enough of that, I'm not here to berate you for searching for belonging, even if it's at the detriment of losing yourself, for I know very well how, in a world that so often praises conformity and conformity alone, it takes an extraordinary amount of strength to buck the trend, to be the beacon of authenticity in a sea of uniformity. It is a courageous journey many of us can't be bothered to embark upon, for it requires an unwavering commitment to oneself and a deep sense of self-awareness. And you'll get there. One day you will wake up and come to an epiphany, if you're introspective enough, that truth, honor, straight, conviction are ingredients you want in your soup. And when you come to that realization, whenever that may be, remember these words.


Let not judgment, or a fear of it, subdue your inner song,

For your voice holds power, wisdom, and strength lifelong.

In the depths of your spirit, convictions reside,

Unleash their might, let them be your guide.


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