It’s a Matter of Owning my Power
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
What does it mean to own my power and for you to own yours? And why does it even matter and where does it show up anyway, real power that is? I worry that it matters more to me than it does to some other people. Perhaps I think that because I am the only one inside my head and not in anyone else’s.
Does everyone struggles with being seen and valued for who they are?
Maybe everyone struggles with having a voice. But maybe not everyone waits for permission to use that voice. For me, owning my power means using my voice, speaking my truth and showing up and talking about myself and who I am in a real way. It’s believing I have a seat at the table just like everyone else and that I can lay out my list of preferences there and respectfully give space for others to do the same so we can choose together how to navigate down the road together or not.
I didn’t always think this. I used to believe power came from skill and confidence, doing the right things, getting approval, being really smart and accomplished, being really pretty or having a lot of money so my thoughts were about building those things in a never-ending drive to have enough of them. But in this scenario, there’s never enough skill and confidence, enough doing, approval and those other things because there will always be someone who has more and if I believe this is where my power lies, I will feel worthless or at the very least, not enough.
Where does real power come from?
What I am saying is real power comes from knowing yourself and honoring yourself. You guessed it! It’s an inside job and it starts with trusting what excites you the most because this is about who you really are and why you’re here. To know yourself takes loving attention to what you feel, think and desire. It requires developing an ever-deepening awareness of what you feel in your body too and how that’s related to your thoughts and fears. It’s also very helpful to hash it all out with yourself by journaling regularly and taking time daily to quiet your mind in some form of meditation because this is where you will deepen into a wider truth of yourself.
The good news is I am here to support you on this journey of being your most authentic badass self and making your unique contribution in the world. Why do I say badass? Because it’s not easy really showing up and really believing in your worthiness because we all have our triggers and limiting stories of why we’re not enough. As a result, it takes a badass in the most wholehearted way to do it but here’s the truth, all of us, however haltingly, are headed to our whole selves already. I am just here to remind you, encourage you and empower you.
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