Wednesday, December 8, 2010

#reverb10 - Day 5 - Let Go

“December 5 – Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?” (Author: Alice Bradley)

This year I have been learning to let go of my Self. I often hear the phrase, “Begin where you are.” Sometimes I think we must learn how to let go of ourselves, who we think we are, who we have been in order to…begin.

I believe that the process of defining my Self, my life, my vision, my dreams, my hopes and my desires requires that I let go of the person I think that I am. The person I have always thought I am expects others to define her, tell her what to do and how to live her life. The person I have been looks outside herself for value, worth and love. She cannot vision anything other than what someone else has designed for her. She can’t dream of anything because growing up there was not time for dreaming…she was too busy just trying to survive. Hopes always dropped away with the other shoe and she was never worthy of her desires.

One day while experimenting with art journaling I asked: “Is staying with yourself beneficial to who you are? Can you rewrite your story if you don’t let go?”

I often advise my teenage cousin to ‘stay with herself’ when she texts me for ‘boy’ guidance. However, at this point in my life I think staying with my Self as I am, as I think I am, is detrimental to my journey to the person I am meant to be. I cannot rewrite my story until the old story I have been telling myself has been shredded; fresh, clean, white paper in the printer and a clean desktop awaiting the new document command. I must let her go and refresh the page often. I must let her go so that I can begin to write a new story.

You are enough.

You are enough.

You are enough.

You are talented, creative and crafty.

You are fun, playful and inspiring.

You are incredible, awesome and worthy.

You are loved, loving and lovable.

You are intelligent, witty and wickedly humorous.

You are enough.

You are enough.

You are enough.

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