If you follow me on Instagram (@blissful_lyss29), you might notice that you’re seeing a bit more of my face on there. A bit more yoga flows, some quotes… basically less food. I will still post my beautiful oats and smoothies of course, but there’s been a shift in my heart with what I want to use that platform form.
I don’t have tens of thousands of Instagram followers, but I do have enough where I feel like I am able to impact people’s lives in some way, shape, or form. And I do feel that we are all given a voice, so we should use it in the way that makes our heart the most full. For me, that is sharing what I am passionate about. Sharing my experiences, how I’ve grown, and how I am changing and evolving each and every day. I feel that people can connect with that more sometimes than a beautifully set up picture of peanut butter banana toast.
^ This kind of caption is what I mean by using your voice. I think having an opinion is a beautiful thing, and I also think being able to respect one another’s opinion is even more beautiful. For a long long time, I was too shy to use my voice. Too afraid of what other’s would think of me, too nervous to speak up in situations. But I think having the confidence TO speak up and use our voice is one thing we should all work at.
What are you passionate about? What do you want to use your voice for? What sets your soul on fire?
Lately, I’ve been more passionate about nature. More interested about human rights, ending racism and the injustices around the world. More passionate about being in touch with my mind, body, AND soul- and more determined to share that message with others.
“I wish you would stop apologizing for having a heart that feels everything so deeply. It’s a gift, wear it proudly.”
Something I have accepted is that I feel deeply. Instead of shoving my feelings aside, I use my voice to express them. And I encourage you all to do the same.
Speak out about what you are passionate about. Do not sit in silence. Do not be afraid to use your words. Our words have the capacity to move SO many. To start a movement, to ignite change.
Do not become silent about the things that matter to you the most.
I always remind myself this- whether it’s before posting an Instagram, in a conversation with someone, in a class discussion… do NOT become silent about the things that you hold dear to your heart. YOUR VOICE matters- and it deserves to be heard.
Would love to hear your thought about this and some highlights from your weekend. 🙂
Hope you guys have a great day!
Sending my love as always.
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