I don't know how I managed to let this post slip me! Yes you have beautiful eyes, smile, face, heart AND soul too! You're incredibly beautiful in and out. That lady is awesome! :)
Back to the point of the post - when I was younger I had this issue. I was unable to receive. When I was complimented, which was often - especially as a dancer, I would feel incredibly uncomfortable and ashamed. When I looked back and tried to find the source why, I realized that it was because my friends were resentful and jealous of me because I always got the lead dance roles in a ballet concert, or the boy that they like actually liked me. So they spread untrue & painful rumors about me in school and amongst themselves, and were generally just being mean like how teenagers can be. So, somewhere around 15-16 years old, I decided to stop shining. And I think that's when I started to die inside.
But the gift I received from those experiences was one called compassion, empathy & kindness. I was so hurt from my own experiences, I decided then never to participate in gossip or rumor-mongering, that I was above tearing anyone down & I would always be kind to everyone, no matter their background.
And sometime around 29-30, I decided to allow myself to receive the gift of someone's belief & faith in me - someone that gave me the permission to shine again. And that was you rocksta. Your life itself is a living testimony of the magic that can happen when you give yourself the gift of shining the brightest that you can be. I love you so much. Thank you for all you do.
@Jamie Loh wow, so it's not only me shutting down and feeling ashamed for compliments. Thanks for sharing Jamie.
I also felt arrogant when I was proud of myself, but just recently I have found this quote from a German Actor (literally translated): "Standard (french: "Niveau) only looks like arrogance from beneath".
I really like that.
@Jamie Loh First time you wrote that much - and some of us here know what you "talk" about.Tthanks for opening up!
Randy loved it :)
Thank's for sharing your story Jamie - you touch my heart :)
@Jamie Loh Wow what a beautiful comment!