and because i own it, i can let it go. how paradoxical?! you see, the first step to our release is being able to identify it and own it.
too often we run from our sadness, from our hurt and our pain and our wounds. we ignore it or we shame it.
we subscribe to narratives that negatively feed the insecurity.
we have to stop ignoring our emotion. when we do that, it keeps us from growth and our healing. we need to acknowledge our hurt.
we need to tip our hat to it and let it know that we see it, that we know it exists.
we don't need to let it take over, but we do have to give it a little wink. we need to send it a message that says "you're important and you matter." our way out is through it. our way to letting go is by owning it. when we don't, our hurt will roar.
it will demand our attention and it will be persistent. because it needs us. it needs us to honor it.
so make note of what you feel. give it chance to breathe and know that it's okay that it exists.
and then pick up and get on with your day. when we own it and acknowledge it. it doesn't have to own us.