” I will only move as quickly as the slowest part of me can go.”
“I see that when I am afraid that I am not enough and want therefore to be a better than I am – want to be someone I imagine everyone will love so my belonging will be guaranteed – I make choices that run contrary to my own nature, hurting myself and others.”
We all have moments when we fear we may not be “enough.” If we can resist the urge to move away from these feelings, can hold them tenderly instead of getting busy at being (or looking) “better” something shifts, changes, and we find within ourselves the ability not to abandon ourselves in a desperate attempt to meet real or imagined expectations.
Sometimes the hardest but most valuable thing to do is… nothing… is to take a little pause & a slow, deep breathe & ask ourselves gently, “What is unconsciously driving me at this moment?”
It amazes me how quickly this can sometimes shift things, let me drop down, remember & cherish my humanness…
~Oriah Mountain Dreamer from THE DANCE