Throughout your life you may have shown a hard outer shell to the world. You have done this as a way of protecting yourself. Others may even believe that it is the true you however they are wrong. Underneath that hard exterior is a loving, sensitive, compassionate being. Know that it is safe to let the real you be seen, not only by others but by yourself, especially yourself. Take that beautiful being that you are and let it shine. Allow it to grow and truly experience life. As you do this notice how you start chipping away at the hardness you surrounded yourself with and in Divine time it will disappear and all will see the beautiful being that you truly are!