Who are you when no one is watching?
We celebrated Mother's Day here in the United States on Sunday and this post was inspired by the many feelings and thoughts that can arise on holidays like this.
Grief for what's been lost or never was... Joy for the love of all you've created... Shame or anger about what hasn't worked out as you thought it would... Gratitude for the good that is all around you...
It's complicated, isn't it? At the core of all of this is YOU. This post is in devotion to you feeling free to heal and love yourself for all that you are, all that you've been through, and all that you're becoming.
Who are you in those quiet moments when no one else is watching?
What is reflected when you look in the mirror?
Love? Anger? Wisdom? Shame? Gratitude? Disgust? Beauty? Courage? Grace?
Whatever you see in that mirror is a reflection of the current perceptions and beliefs you have about yourself.
And I ask you to imagine what's possible for you if every time you looked in the mirror you were devoted to seeing the reflection of love, compassion, and gratitude. No matter what.
What I've journeyed through myself, and witnessed in my clients is this:
The inner revolution of your own healing is what allows you to show up with greater truth, courage, impact, and integrity.
When you release your attachment to perfectionism and appearances you find your way to more self-compassion, kindness, and patient curiosity. In this slowing down and tuning in you discover a grit and resolve to live from the very core of who you are.
Isn't it time to feel free to be your truest, bravest you?
The true you that is loved, healed, enlivened, and fully expressed -- this is all we need from you. This is all we need from you.
Your purpose, power, and impact as a change maker and leader come through your freedom and willingness to live from the core of who you really are.
It ain't easy but you and I have been through too much to pretend that life itself is easy.
There is a liberation that comes through being real about the hard stuff and still making the decision to live with daily devotion to your joy, freedom, and ability to do good things while you're here.
I'd love to hear from you.
What hard stuff do you want to be real about and seen for?
And what commitment are you willing to make to yourself so that you can be more fiercely devoted to your joy, freedom, and willingness to do good things (the things you were uniquely BORN for) in this life?
I ask you to dig deep into your imagination about what this daily devotion to SELF will do for you, your family, friends, and the community that you serve. Please share what comes through for you in the comments below. I'm excited to hear from you!
With warmth & light,