Photo: Grazalema National Park, Spain
There’s a world of difference between seeking growth from a place of feeling broken or messed up vs. stepping into growth from the perspective that you’re imperfect and you’re OK... and badass.
What if you approach growth or a desire to find deeper healing or freedom from the perspective that you are already enough? That wanting to learn and grow and become more fully yourself is great – but not a prerequisite for being enough. You are already enough.
What if you show up curious each day, open to learning and self-discovery but not berating yourself for being exactly who or where you are right now. You’re not wrong for where you’re at on the journey. And even if you never budged from this spot, you’re actually OK.
What if you decide to own your past and your pain but break off the shame attached to these stories. And you choose to be proud of yourself for fighting and not giving up. For choosing life.
What would change if you stopped living for external validation, affirmation, and you became your own best friend?
Could you reach out for help when you need it and realize that you’re brave; it takes incredible strength to ask for what you need.
What if you made the decision to trust the journey. To trust that we all struggle but if we just keep taking one stubborn step after another then chances are we will find ourselves one day in a broad place, a freer space, and realize that we have indeed grown and healed. Sometimes the change we seek comes when we’re not looking.
What if you only spoke to yourself with the same care and delight that you would offer to someone you loved? What if you believed in yourself the way you’d fiercely stand up for your bestie?
And how would it feel to forgive yourself quickly, and forgive others too; to stop all the comparing and just be the perfectly imperfect you.
I wonder what might happen if you made the decision to just love the body you’re in; if you nourished yourself with kindness and all sorts of good things.
You are colorful, beautiful artwork and we’re not meant to be the same.
Life and Leadership Coach, Licensed Counselor, outdoor enthusiast, yoga lover and passionate about wellness.