"knowledge is important, but only if we're being kind and gentle with ourselves as we work to discover who we are. wholeheartedness is as much about embracing our tenderness and vulnerability as it is about developing knowledge and claiming power."
this whirlwind of discovery is indeed exciting as i find that i have so much more
confidence and ability than i have ever allowed myself to admit. here i am.
learning who i am, and finding pleasant surprises as i write more than i ever thought i
could write, expressing my thoughts and feelings in unusual circumstances because
i'm finally getting used to the power of this voice inside of me.
however, i find brene brown's advice so incredibly appropriate as i make a moment
in my busy day/week/month to acknowledge that the tenderness and vulnerability inside me
is still there, and plays an important role on this journey. yes, i am finding power in
confidence, honesty, and action. but after taking a couple moments today to first enjoy
the light of the sunrise, and then to enjoy to slowness of the setting sun i feel that i need
to reconnect to my heart...the part of me that needs to listen to a lone violin or a piano sonata;
the part of me that needs to listen to the rhythm of my own breath; the part of me that wants
to cry because life is so achingly beautiful and far too short.
as much as finding myself is an incredible journey, i am looking forward to some down time
next month when i get to "hop across the pond," as marte would say, to visit her on her island in
norway, then to join her in rome where ceej will meet us and whisk me away to chamonix and paris.
thank goodness for frequent flier miles, gracious hostesses, and ceej for making this happen.
i need this idyllic vacation after making great shifts and changes in my life.
my heart needs me.