Damn skippy. I'm all about facing those dragons like a boss and creating a more delicious life story in the process. How about you?
Over the years as I've overcome certain things in my life, people have asked me how I did it. As if I somehow didn't write out my entire process for all to see as it was happening. I don't hold much back when I go though things. I have no shame in outing my struggles publicly because a) it's the process of expressing my truth that helps me move through the experience itself, and b) I know if I'm going through something, chances are high that someone reading my words is facing or has faced the same thing. Then we both (or all) feel less alone.
I swear if I were to write a book on how to overcome something - anything really - it would contain one page with one line and it would say, "Face your shit."
That's what I do. When shit comes up I don't run away from it. I don't put a bandaid on it. I don't pretend it's not there. I don't shove it down and hope it goes away.
I move fully into it even though it hurts. Even though it's scary. Even though I don't know how I'll get to the other side. Even though it's overwhelming and dark. Even though I'd rather be happy.
But I can't get to the happy by ignoring what hurts. I get to the happy by facing what's real for me in each moment.
I get "there" by being fully "here".
I honour everything that comes up because everything is information that's custom-made for my soul.
I'm in a contract with my highest self to do whatever work is necessary for me to peel away all that is not in line with who I really am.
That's a lifetime commitment. That's a moment by moment experience. That's my ultimate mission in life that underscores everything I do and all the choices I make.
My work will never be done. Neither will yours. We are never finished. We are just glorious works in progress that are trying our best not to lose ourselves in a world gone mad.
No one else can do the work for us. Whatever it is we're facing, the greatest oppressor is our own mind.
We are what holds us back.
So we must save ourselves.
We must face our shit so we can get to the good stuff. The only way out is through, as they say.
What's your shit and what price are you paying for not dealing with it? Is it really worth it? Can you even imagine how amazing it would feel to be free of whatever it is that's holding you back?
No one else is coming to do your inner work for you, my friend. The passing of time won't do it for you either. Then you just get to your deathbed carrying the same shackles you lived with your whole life through.
Nothing outside of us can grant us the freedom we need to claim for ourselves.
Only we have the power to liberate ourselves.
Wishing you the same freedom I desire for myself,
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