Do you know how many times I've hopped on a live broadcast, created a resource, produced a video or written a post, and felt like nobody fucking saw it? "Is anybody out there!?" I've despaired, massaging my aching temples and feeling like I did a shit ton of work for an invisible audience. Then, at some indefinite point in the future, I'll get an email. Or someone who's watched my TEDx Talk messages me on Facebook about their newfound inspiration to make transformative changes in their life. People have sent me pictures of handmade artwork I used to mail out for giveaways. I've even received gifts from ladies I've worked with who I now consider friends and spiritual family. "Light attracts light," one soul sister expressed in a virtual convo. We are connected.
I do so many things alone. My will to show up has to come from within. Most of the time, my soul is sparked enough to get me in the room. But when life has worn my enthusiasm around the edges or I doubt I'm making a difference, these acknowledgments are what my friend refers to as the universe dropping an "atta boy" (or girl :)) in my lap so I can keep at this crazy creative experiment.
Without a doubt, there will be many times along your journey to Self when you wonder if any of your efforts are being seen, at all. You will feel like your work doesn't matter and it would definitely be easier to quit. You will feel invisible. And then someone will show up to let you know: You are seen. You are heard. You matter.
So, #DoYou, all-out. Act like nobody's watching, and always know that they are.