“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you,
they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”
—Bernice Johnson Reagon” ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Do you have any comments on that thought?
Why and HOW has BEING OUR UNIQUE SELVES – ((something which should come as poetically & vitally natural to us as breathing)) – become the most frequently & all the more quite easily, siphoned & suffocated attribute sucked out of us – and at that, so successfully?
It is the Brave, the Soulful, the Determined, & often times Controversial, “Chics” that have gone before me, who have actually laid each Yellow Brick on the Road for me to follow my “CALLING” . No matter how unconventional, ‘scary’ or ‘uncharted’ the territory, these individuals (male or female – Chics or Dudes) have painstakingly nourished each cell of my soul to be, ME. And to be OK with that. They have gently (or if need be violently) showered me with permission and encouragement to jump down the Rabbit Hole of “I WILL come to KNOW my true authentic self – to be ME – AuthenChically. ;0) A Raw & Transforming Work of God’s Tapestry. Made up of the Spiritual, Beautiful & temporarily FLAWED portions of humanity. Flaws are human. And the only true equality which bonds us, if we gracefully and willingly acknowledge them with an embrace and a smile – if we find humor in the similarities of them. If we Love them – they make us ONE – they make us Human. SO! Be you! Your UNIQUELY, beautifully, flawed, YOU. Whatever the perceived COST. Because I truly believe that to do otherwise will cost your Life – it will cost YOURSELF.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”