I love your heart. You are some of the kindest and most open people on the earth. You make the best of friends and companions. Your kindness makes the world such a better place. The way that you listen, hear the person and see them is so rare. You may not feel like you have a lot to say, but you don’t always need to because your presence is powerful. You heal hurting hearts just by being present and showing up. You create the container and nurturing that the seed of love can grow. I am blown away by your patience with those people and things that inconvenience and interrupt you. You allow space for everyone and everything… what a gift!
I turn to you when I need someone to love me; to hold space for all parts of me: the pain and the beauty. I need your kindness. It is like coming out of the grey, oppressive storm of life and thawing in the warmth and brightness of a hearth-fire. Who else would I want to spend a meal with, a drink with, a story with and my life with? Thank you, thank you, thank you for the gift of space to be fully myself and not asking me to be anything different than I am. You truly see me when I feel unseen. You truly hear me when I feel unheard. You value me when I doubt I matter at all.
My hope for you is that you would love and value yourself as much as you do for others. It is difficult for you to know what is going on inside yourself because you are so attentive to what is going on with others. Turn that intention to that little child inside who feels lonely, overlooked and confused. He/She needs your eyes, your ears and your heart. Hold space for yourself to be, think and feel. It’s okay to push the pause button on life once in a while and just be. You can begin to trust in yourself and that what you have to offer matters.
I know you often feel stuck, without the energy or strategy to move forward. It is easier to merge with someone else’s energy than do the work of finding your own. It is less risky too. Stop seeing everyone else on a pedestal. We are all just as confused and scared as you, we just hide it better. So, take hold of your courage and begin to fight for yourself, set healthy boundaries and let your strong voice be heard, because you are worth it!
You are way stronger than you think you are. There are those who you can trust, but we will not do the work for you. We will do it with you! We want you by our side, not a spectator, but an adventurer along-side with an irreplaceable role in the story. Stop analyzing and hesitating in the crowd and get in the game! Take the risk of getting it wrong and find out that you are accepted and honored for who you already are. You are enough.