" There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you"
- Maya Angelou
Maybe it's just this time of year...or maybe it's because I have a birthday coming up next week (yikes!! more on that later!)...or maybe just because...but I have been feeling very reflective lately. I have been thinking about my 2010 year review (coming up in my next blog post)... and boy! So much has happened this year; I feel like I have grown and changed so much but haven't had a chance to catch up to my new self. I have been feeling very sad lately but also full of hope. Feeling very scattered ...as if I am all in pieces; delicate and vulnerable...but strong as steel too. It may seem paradoxical...but the more open I am, the more true and honest and vulnerable I am...the stronger I get. Do you ever feel that way too? Where you can toss off these shackles of "lets pretend" and...just be...who you are. So it's an awakening for me...to become who I am meant to be; a true gift as I get older. I am claiming all my parts and pieces...shame, resilience, anger, bare truth, vulnerability, courage and gifts. I am claiming them in their beauty and telling my stories...in my way, in my time. I am awakening to the fullness of mySELF. And it feel sad and hopeful and...good.
When we claim all of who we are...our deepest ugliness and our greatest beauty...it is then, that we step into ourSELVES fully...whole...Have you claimed your full self? If not now, when?