“One of the oldest and most generous tricks that the universe plays on human beings is to bury strange jewels within us all, and then stand back to see if we can ever find them.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
Why is it so difficult for some of us to find these jewels or even still, why is it so hard for some of us to even believe we have them? I believe that we can spend our entire life seeking these jewels. The beauty in that is, it keeps us in a revolving state of learning. When a person strives to explore and engage in learning they tap into the universal secret of life.
Our highest learning is one of; who am I? Guess what, its a never ending journey because you are forever changing and therefore forever learning. I get to share in this journey with a whole lot of people when supporting and guiding them through a photo shoot. A very scary thing for most. Actually, I can tell you, that almost every single person I have photographed has said these same six words to me..
“I hate getting my photograph taken.”
Why is it that we are always scared of the moments when these “strange jewels” of ours may be highlighted and showcased? Are we more afraid of what we may see in ourselves or what others may see within us? Or are we afraid of what we wont see? Either way, can I simply say…. This is what I want to capture. This is exactly what people want to see. These jewels highlight who you are. They express your unique authenticity and the world wants to see what it is that makes you special. Trying to be perfect, trying to create an photo shoot that only shows you as the most perfect made-up version of you is a big dis-service.
If this divine trick from the universe is showing up in your life right now, COME OUT OF HIDING!
Have the courage and the trust that you have something special inside and that is what we want to see in you. Don’t let it be too hard for us to find. Showcase that essence because it’s yours and you are one of a kind!
Got something to add? What’s holding you back? Be brave and share with us in the comments below.
If this is something that you struggle with, this will be hugely valuable to you. It will guide you through a process to uncover what you want to showcase and give you the confidence to do it.