You can be terrified and still keep going.
You can want to crawl into a hole hoping to only wake up when it's over and STILL wake up in the midst of the chaos and keep going.
You can feel lost and you can still find your way.
You can wish things weren't changing even while knowing things need to change.
You can want the comfort of the old and the promise of the new even though you know you have to release the one to get to the other.
You can resist the thing you're most hungry for: expansion.
You can do all these things and more, and you still will never fail to get where you're going.
You're going there regardless of the shape your journey takes.
You're going there despite the lows ... and also because of them.
Each dip is essential in the carving of who you are becoming.
And yeah, being sanded down and sculpted doesn't feel great as it's happening but it IS great, ultimately.
How else will you become all that you're meant to be?
So curse the gods if you must. Go on a life strike for a few hours or a day or even more if you can.
Cry it out. Yell it out. Talk it out. Write it out. Dance it out. Sleep it off. Feel it all. Hide if you can.
Give yourself what you need in this moment. Or at least try to figure out what that is.
Ask for help. PLEASE ASK FOR HELP. Let others care for you. Say YES to receiving the support you need.
And just leave it alone for a while until you're ready to face it again.
That's what I did.
I played the day away without an adult care in the world and it was glorious.
No, it didn't solve a thing.
But it healed me. It made me laugh and smile and it made me feel happy.
And now, the day after, I'm still not ready to face what needs facing.
But today I'm ok and that's plenty.
(Truth bomb image by Danielle LaPorte)
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