Let’s take a moment and just engage, experience and explore.
Listen to the song. As you do, listen for the story of relationship. The relationship one can have to their self. Their true, inner self. Their full and hopeful identity. The story this song offers up is one of apology and care and maybe even a bit sad.
You might be able to relate but even if you do, consider…
How loved does that part of you that you invited into this exploration feel, when you own being you? When you allow yourself to believe that you are the perfect person for the job. That you are “perfect … for your own heart”?
There is no one who could ever understand what it means to be you better than…you. You’re exactly who that part of you wants to like it and accept it and love it, too. Maybe it wants you to let it know that there is no need to be ashamed? That it’s okay to be brave? That you’re on the same side?
You will always be there. You won’t run. You won’t abandon you. Even if you’re not good at life all the time…you’ll still be there. Just like you’ve always been.
You’ve always been there. You’ve always been enough to honor who you are. Pressures and distractions and shame and pride, they come around. And, they might have even wreaked some havoc, along the way but, you stayed in there. You still weaved together life’s lessons and challenges and victories to find your way to being who you are today. That is an incredible feat. One that not a single other person could have done for you or could handle had they been you.
That is why you’re enough. That is why your heart of hearts wants you. Wants your dreams. Wants to find and honor your purpose. Wants to know where your story leads.
Because you are the only one for the job. You got this. So, don’t worry about the external. Don’t compare or be guided by opinions and fear of getting it wrong. Don’t wait for another lifetime. This one is still far from over and you are already writing it’s next chapter. You’re already singing it’s next song.
II. Pause and Reflect 🤔
When you are ready. Stop the song. Take a moment and just reflect. Reflect on the good. Consider the future. Don’t judge. Don’t worry. Don’t try to control.
How does it feel? What comes to mind? Memories? Daydreams? Tasks? Questions? Promises?
Take a second and make note of what comes up for you.
I. Finally 🏅
Take a deep breath. Acknowledge yourself for taking the time to reflect and explore. Identify one thing about yourself that you’re proud of. It doesn’t matter how big or small. Set one intention for the rest of the day. And just…
Be Good. Be Great. Be You.
Following this exploration, I encourage you to go back and read through your notes from the previous parts. Just see what stands out and if you are up to it, share with the community.