Brene Brown (via creatingaquietmind)
Growing up I believed courage was something you needed to add, something you have to impose upon yourself. you had to ‘“toughen up”, “get hard”, don’t be a “pussy”… it took effort and a whole lot of will power. but now i see it as something that you naturally are - when fear is not there, something that just happens spontaneously when self doubt is not there. For some it even takes courage to allow fear.
Some say it takes courage to be who you are
but I say courage IS who you are
There is nothing to learn or acquire or attain.
Joyously participate in your own unlearning.
Let go of everything you think you know.
Trust the great silent space that holds you in it’s unending embrace.
It’s safe to let go the stories you have believed about yourself and others.
Put down your mental weapons of judgement and condemnation and sow the seeds of peace.
Give everyone in your life permission to be exactly as they are, including yourself.
Forgive those who thought they were protecting you when they taught you to bow to the altar of fear.
Forgive yourself for forgetting who you are.
Dive deep within and let the roots of your soul descend into the sacred depths and nourish every cell in your body.
Let your authentic being blossom.