Today's lesson is actually more of a realization that came up when I was creating a Reel, a newer feature on Instagram and Facebook that I've learned, where you can do short videos using different kinds of audios.
I've been having a blast with them because they let me share what I think are valuable messages but in an informal and often silly way - because I love using humor. The world is too serious so the more I can make someone laugh, while also making them think, the better!
So I came across this audio that I really liked but it had the F word in it. And because I don't normally use that word and I've NEVER used it on social media, it gave me pause. And it made me really afraid to use it because I was worried about what others would think. (I know I shouldn't care but the human in me got in my way!)
The lesson arrived as this realization that the F word triggers me based on my belief system. Of course!!! So many words our ears hear do this to us!
So I decided to explore my reaction and share my observations in this episode which were:
So I embraced it and let it fly! And in so doing, I found that the act of posting that Reel came with such freedom, acceptance and understanding.
It was such a great lesson and reminder for me that we all just need to be who we are and know that there is so much more to a person than the silly words they use.