A daily reflection… For a very long time I felt like I was a shadow watching myself sift through life trying to figure out how to tell myself what my truth was or felt like. Or how to stand firm in that truth without regret or feeling abandon. Over the last several years I have started showing up for myself. It took nearly 40 years but no one said it was an overnight achievement. It’s a process.
I wrote a book, working on another one, I am going through some exciting career changes, I got married a little over a month ago and my daughter moved into her first apartment earlier this month. The life. Our life. It’s ever so imperfect and yet so fruitful.
People and relationships can paralyze you to speak and live your truth. For those who still struggle with living your truth, I challenge you to look closer at your interpersonal relationships, friendships, family and work-life. Start there. That is real the real work begins. Think about the people you would want to attend your wedding or any major life event. Do they embody the truth that feels authentic and important to you?
There have been several people in my life, past relationships and friendships where they were not the right ingredient for my life recipe. However, they were necessary for me to grow and end up in this place of knowing what I want, deserve and being boldly unapologetic about it. It is amazing when you can step away, take care of yourself and really see that shift as a positive. Many of those people and relationships limited my ability to be present in the soul of my truth.
The people we encounter are necessary. The challenges that we face in life are necessary. It is in those interactions that open up room for growth. The universe provides you with lenses to see out of. If you choose to turn the other way and avoid looking, do not be surprised when the outcome is not what you want.
Living in this truth has meant letting go of friendships that were one-sided. Not allowing myself to sit on the sidelines of a friendship only to serve the other persons needs and wants. Relationships require effort, consistency and should be a two-way street. Standing in this truth has allowed me to forgive and move on. It has allowed me to love deeper and stronger. It has allowed me not to shrink in my chair because I may be afraid to speak up in fear of causing tension. Resulting in drowning out my own voice. We can share compassion and disagree with respect to all feelings. But first, we must be open. So when we reflect on our truth much of the above should be on our list.
So, today I am living fearlessly in that truth because my intention is my super power.
As I continue living my truth newly married to the love of my life. The person who embodies everything healthy about a partnership. I relish in the possibility that the lens I continue to look through feel less foggy as the truth is very friendly and I am basking in it.