Do you have the courage to let yourself feel better?
Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens one.
Courage isn’t being unafraid in frightening or difficult situations. It is acting despite that fear.
While people tend to think of courage as standing against outside forces, it is just as brave to battle those internal fears.
Often, those fears hold us back if we let them, keep us mired in a false sense of unworthiness or insecurity. “I might get laughed at” or “What if it doesn’t help” or "Don't stir the water." Where did you begin to believe it was important NOT to stir the water? Why not move forward to be a healthier, happier version of you for the world?
What if it doesn’t help? What if it DOES? Either way, looking all around a situation before you act is wise, and it takes courage to be honest with yourself about all potential outcomes..
“I might get laughed at.” If someone is making fun of your truth, show them the door! New people will show up if you're willing to let the ones go who don't build you up.
HOLD Listeners truly care about you. You have inherent value and deserve the dignity, respect, and compassion of truly being heard and understood. So I ask again, Do you have the courage to let yourself feel better?