This piece is a favorite, because there is so much meaning in it as I was creating it. SHE is vulnerable, bare to her flaws, with layers of life in her wings, with her roses of rich beauty and thorns as her crown.
I have recently become a fan of Kate Courageous, a life coach, but with a twist, a softness in her words and a sense of humanness, not perfection for the end result in what she does.
One of her recent posts she spoke about how people want to make a perfect life, which is a great goal. Perfect house, perfect husband or wife, perfect body…. goals, goals and more goals…. (don’t get me wrong goals are good)
Kate also speaks about how no one wants to feel anything, if life is difficult, or we get angry, sad or nervous, we immediately want to fix it.
Here words spoke to me because I do all of the above …. it’s about control! control so I don’t feel vulnerable, shame, unworthy, fear or uncertainty. However I’m realizing that it’s in the moments when I allow myself to feel and not control those emotions, I learn, I drill down to why, why I’m feeling a certain way, I embrace or lean into those vulnerable moments and accept that all of those things are part of the whole me.
Now I’m not a coach, I’m just a traveler on the path, but I feel a sense of ease in knowing that the whole beautiful me (and you) includes the light and the dark, that we are not meant to be perfect beings. That as we live out our imperfections and vulnerabilities we give others the permission to do the same.
How amazing would it be it we were all so very comfortable in our own skin. Comfortable with the light and the dark.
Thank you for sharing the journey with me.
Please visit Kate Courageous for beautiful words and coaching