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I do, I appreciate rawness so much
It’s fascinating to me that somehow,
somewhere along the way
most of us get the notion
that it’s safer to hide our hearts
and mask our soul

It inherently creates disconnection
and as far as I can tell,
the thing people are most starving for
is just that,
connection
and not just naked bodies
pressed against each other, breathing heat
but true connection
where you feel met and seen

Forgive me for stating the obvious
but if you are not willing to reveal yourself,
how could you ever truly connect?

Now I am not saying
that we should do this with everyone we meet
It’s okay to be discerning
It’s okay to take your time

And if I had one recommendation
it would be to watch
what people do,
not just listen to what they say

I have learned the hard way
that some people simply don’t attach
the same weight to words that I do

They say what they think
they should
or what they know will hook you
It’s the lowest form of manipulation
as far as I’m concerned

And to be clear, it means nothing about you
if someone chooses to use words
that mean nothing to them to “get” you

I know the sting
when words and actions clash obviously
and I know how from that place
it’s easy to stop trusting anyone

But there are ones who operate differently
This I know
because they are in my innermost circle
and I trust them endlessly
But this I can assure you
I would have never ever found them
if I wasn’t willing to reveal myself

As far as I can tell,
the way to most sincerely
inspire people to show up
as you wish they would
is to show up with them
the way you wish
to be shown up with

Let your heart stay open
Let your soul shine through

Make sure your words match
your follow through
And be willing to let go
of the things you think you should
and shouldn’t do

You lose nothing
by revealing yourself

Yes, what you say
can be used against you
and I know the pain here
of deep betrayal

But remember
they lost you
and you got
your time
your energy
your heart back

So you can open again to someone
who actually cares for you
That is, if you don’t let this
shut you down

It pains me most to see us
use the past
to check out of our future

The world is so guarded
but I am not
and I hope to never be
and I appreciate rawness so very much

Let the world fall in love with you
all you have to do
is be
truly you

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.