There’s a lot of overcoming and triumph in this single picture here.
Within it, my answer to this question:
“What would you do if you knew you would not fail?”
It was 10 years ago that this question stopped me in my tracks, and slowly, deliberately began to change my course.
My heart began to whisper in a steady rhythm- “not this, not this, not this, not this.” If not this, then what?
I was only halfway loving.
Halfway loving my life. myself. and so that amounted to only quarter loving him or anyone else.
I was afraid of loving my whole self, including the pieces and flaws. and so I kept myself fragmented. split between a job that did not fuel me and my true path. living in my head, over thinking everything and decision, vs. feeling into my body, listening from my heart, and trusting that I deserved my own love. that I deserved a life I loved.
If not this, then what?
Love. full on, no holding back, free, honest, strong, soft, transforming, radical, ride all the out for… love.
It’s a practice. loving myself- whole. and opening to the depth of love around me.
What about you? What would you do if you knew you would not fail or be turned away?
you don’t have to do it all at once. just start. moment by moment. choice by choice. the only real way to fail is to never begin.