Transparency ~ the act of being transparent. It’s over rated. The use of the word is not only becoming over used in today’s society ~it’s also used incorrectly. Today, it is used to imply that there is nothing hidden. That, the person who is using it, isn’t holding back any secrets. They are allowing you to see all. But, that’s not it’s true definition. If we want to communicate clearly so that others understand us, words, which so often fail us, need to be correctly used. And, I don’t want to be with people who are transparent. I want to be with people who are soul-full. So, stop being Transparent and start Exposing Yourself!
The definition of being Transparent is having the property of transmitting rays of light through it’s substance so that bodies situated beyond can be distinctly seen. From A Soul Wise Living perspective, this is bad ~ very bad! You do not want people to see through us to the other side. You want people to see right INTO us. You want people to see our hearts. You want people to see our very souls. To be understood is a human need. To be understood on a very deep level is soulful. It allows us to shine our light and our message into the world. To do this, one must be willing to expose themselves ~ both your human vulnerabilities as well as your deepest desires and dreams. you must be willing to share all of you and be discovered for who you are.
Consider this scene. You are at a cocktail party. There is much energy in the room. Would you rather be transparent or would you rather someone discover you? I know I would rather be discovered. I’ve been to too many parties and events where people are looking through you to find the next person who might better serve them. Each of us has a great deal to offer and, it’s in that discovery, that soul to soul connections occur. I know when someone is transparent enough that they are holding back themselves. I know when someone is willing to expose themselves in a way that allows for compassion and empathy to exist between us.
I’m not saying go to your next cocktail party and be a tell all. There’s a difference between allowing soul to soul connection and being a fake and a fraud. When you meet someone and you know instantaneously that they are faking it, you want to move away from them, right? Your ‘bologna’ antenna goes up! But, Have you ever met someone and IMMEDIATELY know that you are going to have a great friendship? It’s because there was some kind of energetic connection. There was some kind of exposing of one to another. It can ever so slight but it’s there. It comes from the willingness to be exposed.
To do this, you must know yourself. You can not be seen for all the gifts that you are if you do not embrace yourself.
This is why it is so important that you understand the deep driving purpose of your soul. In order to show the world this, without apology, you must know what it is you want and what path you are willing to follow to expose it to others. And, yes, it may not always be easy.You can be transparent and allow people to look through you to the next thing or you can be ‘real’.
Once you know what you want and are willing to be less transparent, people will be drawn to you. Others are craving to be around the light that one has once they have exposed themselves. They come to appreciate that rawness and vulnerability. They do not see it as a weakness but rather as a strength. That strength of purpose that they can use to support themselves in their own endeavors.
My questions to you are these: Do you want people to see you for you? Do you want people to understand all the inherent gifts you have to offer? Do you want to be transparent or do you want to expose yourself and your soul?