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If you were to write a letter to yourself today, what would it say? It is a heartfelt way to get in touch with YOU. Try it, a great exercise getting to know you!
A letter to myself
We have hoed a long road together. Creating all kinds of results that have gotten us here. There were many times we were not nice to each other, in fact, downright brutal. We’ve met some crazy ass peeps that helped shake things up a bit, but we also met some cool souls who lifted us up too. As a result of the road we paved together; the high roads, low roads, and forks in the road, we are victorious up to this point.
Instead of being hard on yourself for all the mistakes you have made and the ones that lay in wait. Take these opportunities to move forward with an open mind, love in your heart and acceptance for what has yet been discovered. There is no greater teacher than mistakes, without them, we have missed significant opportunities. These outside influences are for our highest good, so that we may learn to listen to our gut more, trust more in who we are, set healthy boundaries, so that we can know when to cross the line and be safe.
Even when we are in deep shit, I admire you for seeing the light. My anger towards you was about passion, hurt and wanting things to be great. But you knew deep down that there was a lot of inner territories to discover before you could claim yourself. You are an undeniable warrior. When your heart was busted open from grief, torment, abandonment, rejection you still continued to be open, forgiving and willing to get back in the arena.
You are someone that people love coming home to for comfort. You are inspired and inspiring. You are a heartfelt listener, debtor, and equalizer. You understand the human experience. You go out of your way to help others discover, the undiscovered within; their strengths, beauty, and truths and give them faith in themselves. You get to know people and meet them at their level of understanding.
I love your courage; to cry, to go deep, to give, to receive. You are a born seeker of enlightenment, truth, and self-awareness.
A transformation, like everything, comes with all the ebbs and flows, the storms, the weather, and stillness. You are brave.
Dolby, you have inspired me to appreciate myself more, and for that, I am forever grateful for your presence.
I love you, ME
“Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” Pema Chodron