I BELONG TO ME!
When I was a little girl, my elders always said, “Always keep the best of you for yourself.”
It took me years to understand what that adage meant. But over the years, I realized it meant holding on to your dreams, never compromising your integrity, being honest even when lying was easy, and taking care of my spirit. It meant doing everything that I was NOT doing, and my quality of life showed the toxic effects of self-abandonment.
After some soul searching, I realized I was giving the best of me away to be accepted. Of course, I was not consciously betraying myself. But every time I didn’t live my truth, reinforce my boundaries, make time for my dreams, or collude with oppressive narratives, I took a chunk out of my own soul. Sadly, I had to admit that I was indeed giving the best of myself to others, and I was exhausted and depressed.
My friend, what if you are giving the best of yourself away? Your best years? Your prime time? Your dreams? Your vision? What if you are sacrificing your needs to fulfill societal expectations, family obligations, or meet unreasonable job demands?
The truth is, if you are giving yourself away, you can take your power back. You can make life-affirming, soul-nourishing choices that honor your humanity and dignity.
You Don’t have to believe what you have been told or taught!
You don’t need to live a life full of “shoulds,” “supposed to,” “can’t,” “they won’t let me,” “someday,” “they,” and “you better not.” You don’t have to accept a life where you feel trapped, frustrated, and coerced to follow rules that don’t align with your heart. You don’t have to deny and delay your dreams to please people and to win friends and favors.
You don’t have to live in fear. You don’t have to rescue everybody. You don’t have to swallow your dignity or collude with a patriarchal culture to survive. YOU DON’T need to destroy YOU to be devoted to THEM!
You can push back because YOU BELONG to YOU!
When you accept your power, YOU and the entire world benefit from your contribution, wisdom, and love. That’s why I created a free 3-day private podcast to help you reclaim your agency and sanity.
You BELONG TO YOU!
Alice Walker: “People give up their power by thinking they don’t have any.”
You have power, and it’s time to DARE TO SOAR HIGHER!
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