Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Because in some way, we all do it and once we start realizing that we do it, it's terrible. We realize how many times we have let our own doubts about ourselves, keep us from doing something. It's true that we can be our own worst enemies. We can be critical of ourselves to the point of brutal and sometimes, you just gotta let that go. Sometimes, we have to get out of our own way. It's scary to risk being vulnerable, to risk failing, to risk your own pride, but if we don't at some point let go then we will never know what could have been. Our biggest fear should be the regret of not doing, saying or loving ourselves and others because we're too afraid of what could happen, too afraid of getting hurt. I was reading a passage the other day about surrender, surrendering to our feelings. I thought I would share some of it...
Sometimes we think being strong means not giving in to our emotions. But that's not strength; that's denial and resistance. Real power comes from being vulnerable enough to feel whatever we feel...
If we pay attention to the process by which we grow, we will clearly see that each step of the way-feeling our feeling, accepting it, and then releasing it- triggered the next step of growth. Soon we will see that we are learning a new lesson.
There is magic in allowing our feelings to pass through us, magic in giving in. There is power more than we think in being vulnerable enough to feel what we feel. -Melody Beattie
Don't be so afraid to feel. Don't be too afraid to love. Don't be too afraid to really put yourself out there- career, relationships, family, friends. Let people enjoy you and in turn, enjoy others and yourself. : )