I See You. And Your Feelings Are Valid.
Updated: Jul 22, 2019
This is a serious post. Just putting that out there in case you were looking for my standup routine.
Tonight someone near and dear to me told me that she describes me as soft and sweet. And to my surprise that choked me up. I started to get teary-eyed and wanted to move on to something else. What I’m realizing is the reason that this choked me up is because I don’t believe that about myself. And that’s because I forgot about my innocence. Who I was when I came into this world. Before all the lies were tattooed on my soul. The ones that say “unworthy,” “unlovable,” “undeserving,” and most of all, “not good enough.” But that’s exactly what those are – lies. None of it true. And what I want to say to all of you is that it’s not true about you either.
At the heart of each and every single person reading these words is a lovable, deserving, worthy soul. A wild heart. But I know those words can be hard to read. And even harder to believe. If no one has told you before, I’m telling you now. You. Are. More. Than. Enough. Every fiber of your being is worthy. I see you. I see your struggles and they are valid. What you feel is justified. I believe you.
Something my therapist has us do a lot is picture in your mind’s eye the 5 or 6 year old version of you. Place that little you in your heart. Tell that little girl or boy that you will never abandon her. That you love her and you will forever be her champion. Anytime you are struggling, just remember that little version of you. And tell that little you all the things you wish you heard as a child. You deserve it.
At the center of each of us, we are all soft and sweet. I hope that you can access that part of you if even for a second today. Come home to your wild heart. Believe in your innocence. There is nothing bad about you.
My wild heart feels and honors your wild heart.