The body aches and longs for someone to notice it. To praise its shape.
The mind silently screams about all the times you did this or that and no one said a thing, not a word. Look what I did for you! Why can’t you see that?
Thoughts are consumed with the fear that if you go a day without showing yourself or your life as perfect, you will fall into the void of people’s minds never to be thought of again. Written off. Irrelevant. Small. Nothing.
This is the hustle to be seen.
We capture our lives in tiny pictures on a screen, a moment in time that has already come and gone and yet here we are in the present, refreshing the past to be validated. To be liked.
It is a natural human need to be seen. Yet so many of us have been fooled into believing that in order to do so, we must hustle. We must prove our worthiness, to be liked in what is seen.
And the irony is that we are so disconnected from each other because in all of this hustle, we have forgotten to see ourselves. The earth upon which we stand in our own seeing, is but mud. We cannot build a foundation on mud. Connection gets lost in this hustle because it has no ground to stand upon.
Only when we begin to see ourselves can this change. Only when we are able to close our eyes and look within and feed our human need to be seen with our own sight, may we open our eyes to see those around us. The answer does not live in a ten second like that exists in a sea of infinite hustles.
You don’t need to hustle my love. Neither do I. All the power to be seen is within us, in this very moment. Clear away the bullshit, the stories that have you thinking you need to do anything more or be anything more or show anything more of yourself.
You are worthy of being seen by the most powerful human in your life; yourself.
And if you were to ask me how my time away from social media is going, this would be my answer; I am dismantling my own hustle to be seen. It is liberating, it is painful and it is exactly the medicine that my soul has needed. That my relationships needed.
I know I am not alone in this hustle. I know I am not the only one who has forgotten to see herself in all that is happening around us. Who has thrown her self-worth at the mercy of others attention span.
I know that we all need to be seen. To be heard. To be felt.
You can do this for yourself. I know this for sure. And when this discovery is made, my promise to you is that there is nothing more satiating or filling than that. No other human being in this world can fill the void within ourselves the way we can.
But we have to stop hustling to be seen.
Join me for an eMOTION Class. We put down the hustle and work on seeing ourselves, however we are showing up.
is a Mama, Wife, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Coach, Writer and Activist. You can read more about her here.