True meaningful connection, I believe – friend – can only happen when people are able to show up as authentic versions of themselves, ready to let go of any sort of need of other to fulfill or satisfy any inner shortcoming or longing.
Large chunks of our lives are devoted to what we think we should do, who we think we should be.
All the shoulds and coulds can be so very loud and prominent as we learn to navigate self identity.
No one can show up 100% of the time, there is no such thing as perfection, or of even being the best version of yourself all of the time. To have this expectation placed upon you either externally or internally doesn’t show respect for the fact that there are ebbs and flows. If the moon can be allowed to wane and wax, be full or new, so can I.
One of the most basic needs we have as human beings is connection. We want to know and be known. Not just for how we make others feel, but for who we are – deep inside.
Life can feel sometimes like you are facing a fire breathing dragon with nothing to defend yourself with. You’re forced to stand and take the brunt force of the fury of the beast full on. Miraculously, though, when the fire is spent, you’re still standing.
Don’t turn those people meant to be in your life to teach you a lesson turn into a lifetime.
Life will balance back out again and you will go through worse pain and you’ll need this experience as absolutely necessary and it will become a part of who you are. So, take a long look and whether you like it or not, figure out who you are as a unique person.
So much time is devoted to attempting to view ourselves through the lens of other people’s perceptions, followed by hacking off pieces of ourselves to squeeze into a box we think others have ascribed to us. We try to be what and who we… Continue Reading “Perceived Perceptions”
You choose the Imprint you leave.
because X marks that spot that says you were there.