Imua: Go Forward with Spirit.

you are enough

It’s so fascinating how complicated our stories are:  how traumatic, how sad, how shocking; and the resilience of the human being is astounding.  The way we deny and lie, avoid ourselves in order to protect or just deal.  The things we do in the name of fear, resistance, and making ourselves look small.  All of the ways we defend who we believe we ARE… unyielding sentinel standing guard over our concern for looking good; always working for approval…..straining to be enough.

You, too, have a story.

“I’m not loveable.”
“I’m not good enough.”
“I am alone.”
“I deserved it.”
“I’m invisible.”
“This is just who I am.”
“I am stupid.”

We work so hard to compensate; becoming the caretaker or the organizer, the rebel, the overachiever, the public speaker, the class clown, the victim, the wallflower, the superstar.  We swallow guilt and shame until it eats us up inside, light by precious light.  At some point, we mask and belittle our greatness.  On a scale of one to ten, we accept our lives as a 2.  And just a question:  how’s that working out for you?

So, since WE ARE ALL wading in a puddle up to our knees of “There’s Something Wrong With Me,” what would happen if we gave that up?  What would we be like if we were open and undefended?  Yes, I said, OPEN and UNDEFENDED.  How might we see each other?  How would we see ourselves?? What if we give up our desire to always be right?   What if, no matter what happens, we keep moving forward with spirit?

Might we be able to let go of fear and resentment and truly connect with one another?  Might we be able to breathe again?

We all have a story.  And it’s built on lies.

Because you are enough.  You are loved.  You are seen.  YOU.  Are.  Good.

And you deserve to be good.  And you deserve to make others good.  And you have impact.

We can get present and choose to transform our stories, any time we want to. Right here, right now, even.  When you take responsibility for all of the stuff you make up, you become free.  But can we choose to be powerful? What if we just agreed to leave each other in our own greatness?

My story is your story.  And I see you.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fergus Watt
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 15:16:03

    “I see you”. I see you too! 🙂


    • Jennifer Reed
      Mar 05, 2013 @ 06:22:19

      I know you do, Fergus. Our lives have crossed in many uncanny ways….and I hope they continue to intertwine……Jerzy says “hi”.


  2. Dad
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 12:43:04

    If we all cant go together…what difference does it make? xoxox Dad


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