Are You Willing To Show Up and Be Seen?
I had allowed myself to put up walls and build barriers around my heart. I let myself become cold. That was who I felt I needed to be. I thought that I needed to take care of myself, by myself. And by myself I didn't feel that I had the strength to deal with the deep dark shit. Exit: emotional vulnerability, Enter: survival mode. Little by little I lost pieces of my natural femininity and overtime the imbalance started to weigh heavy.
The change came when I started to allow myself to actually love. When I started to tell myself that I was deserving of it. That I deserved the have a safe space to be vulnerable. That I deserved to have a safe space to express my emotions. That I deserved to be heard and acknowledged. That I don't always have to be strong.
In the right hands I melt.
Melt away the walls.
Melt away the "strength".
Brene Brown said it best, "most people believe vulnerability is a weakness. But really, vulnerability is courage. We must ask ourselves... are we willing to show up and be seen?"
I showed up. I finally feel safe and heard and that is something we all deserve.
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