There will be people in life who will reject you. You won't like it. You'll feel hurt or embarrassed or angry. It's ok. It's natural and healthy to feel this way. But it's worth it to risk the rejection anyway. Risking "not being liked" is necessary to have the life you'll want. It's necessary if you're going to meet new friends. It's necessary if you're going to write or draw or teach. It's necessary for true intimacy in any relationship. It's necessary if you're going to offer to help someone else. It's necessary if you're going to share your opinion, your work or yourself in some way. The alternative to risking rejection is to hide. To not offer yourself to others in the way you are wired to offer yourself. To not offer your help or work in the way you desire to. To never truly connect in your relationships. To not create to the level you are capable of creating. This will create a different kind of pain. A pain that is deeper and longer lasting. A loneliness. A stagnation. A pain that is more what I would call suffering. Let's not suffer. Let's just risk the rejection instead. Taken from Jody Moore's Instagram. Her podcast is pretty good.