What is your message to the world? Are you communicating it?
If your answer is no, why not?
Do you speak with integrity? Do you listen fully with the intent to understand what someone is saying to you, or do you listen for key words so you know roughly how to respond?
Do you sing? Out loud? With your full heart and soul?
Step 5 is making sure YOU are being expressed. That your personality, heart, and soul is coming through loud and clear in everything that you do.
If you are filtering yourself (your real self, not your knee jerk emotional self) examine why you feel the need to. Is there something you need to change within yourself or are you assuming how another person my perceive you? Take a lesson from Dr. David Simon, always ask yourself, “Is this true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?” If it passes those three questions and you still feel like you need to filter yourself you may be assuming other people’s positions. Allow yourself the freedom to express your truth, regardless of what others may think, and you may be surprised how well it is received and needed.
You aren’t doing anyone else a favor by holding back. You are apart of other people’s paths and play an important role in their spiritual development. What you may feel like you can’t speak may be the very thing that person needs to hear at that exact moment to propel them into greatness!
Share your truth! Speak what needs to be said. Listen closely for others to do the same.