Lyra Aoko Media- Janet Flower in Mouth-2

There’s a lot of noise around; the noise that tells you you are not good enough and that often comes from people who are projecting their own insecurities. The noise that screams and shouts, yelling over your own voice so that you feel like you can’t give an opinion any more. And then there’s the worst kind; the quiet noise, the one where people disappear, decide they want to play victim and not really tell you what’s on their mind.

Silent treatment, cold shoulder, conniving glances, overt attitude…if someone doesn’t want to spell it out and would rather approach you with attrition rather than intention, let them sail. If it mattered they’d spell it out!

The world is bleeding noise and you have to figure out how to filter it. I’m learning that noise can either deafen you or define you. You could see it as a call to action rather than just a loud sound.

Whereas as I would get downtrodden over what someone thought about my projects and my opinions, my current status is that what they think about me is none of my business.

You’re a garden in bloom; it may not always be pretty. You’ll cut your fingers once in a while but ultimately you’ll find a way to silence the noise that does nothing to better you.

Heres what your bloom could be telling you: Accept yourself for who you are. Be yourself, improve yourself where you can. Don’t try to change who you are just to please others.

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Photography: Lyra Aoko
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15 Discussion to this post

  1. WINNIE says:

    Oh Janet! Lady after my own heart :-) Thank you for this. It has spoken volumes to me.

  2. jeniffer says:

    Awesome Mama Uhuru Itegi❤❤….ae just love this

  3. Maryann says:

    What they say about you is their karma…how you react is your karma…..Janet you are an inspiration to many.

  4. Jane karongo says:

    Thanks Janet

  5. pam says:

    Janet u inspire 100%God bless

  6. Maurine Ochieng' says:

    Thank you very much for the strong words, I really needed that…. Learning how to accept myself, my prayer is that the noise should only define me…… Thanks mum Huru

  7. Sharon Njugi says:

    Totally amazing. What I wanted to hear. Thank you for this 😊.

  8. VIOLET MUKAMI says:

    Love this one Janet, am inspired and if I have to change it’s not to please people but to better or improve myself.Much love

  9. lucy says:

    Just wanna read again and again!

  10. Mercy says:

    This is amazing you spoke to my soul learning to put a deafening ear to the voices that dont matter
    God bless!

  11. kate says:

    thanks Janet ” what they think about me is none of my business”

  12. Priscillah Mungai says:

    “what you think of me is none of my business’……..Janet you suc an inspiration

  13. leah says:

    wonderful …am in a situation where by i think am not good enough but Janet i love this “what you think of me is non of my business “

  14. Esther Wachira says:

    “I’m learning that noise can either deafen you or define you.”Excellent!am learning too…thanks Janet

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