I was taught in some point in my life that being too affectionate was a sign of weakness, and that it was not necessary for happiness or survival. It is for me. It takes a lot of courage to Love fully. Saying to someone 'I love you' who is uncomfortable with these words, and who would probably not say it back.
For some reason, these three little words 'I love you' makes people feel uncomfortable. I find it so very sad that for some of us, it's easier to say, 'I hate you', then 'I love you'.
In my thirties, I held back my love for the fear of being too needy. I told myself to love just a little. I soon realized that loving a little, was also 'feeling a little.' I was not being true to myself. I was not fully living my life. I felt small and fake. As soon as I made the decision to Love fully again something amazing happened. I allowed my true Self to be alive. I was me again and from that awakening, a purpose came to me. I opened my heart to God and heard whispers; "You are ready." I opened the doors to my own yoga studio, a place where I can share my heart and dream. I published my first book which helped me to embrace my story. My book enables me to connect with the world and becoming a voice of hope for many who had similar challenges. I am now moving forward with my dream, as I really want to participate in making a difference. I am enrolling into a two-year spiritual psychotherapy program to continue with my purpose, which is to help others to recognize their own power, potential and inner-peace.
Loving fully, and living life fearlessly is the most courageous thing I can do, because I am allowing myself to be vulnerable and real. I don't let the fear of exposing my insecurity or weaknesses hold me back any longer. They are gifts; part of life journey; part of being human."
Everyday, my being seek new ways to expand.
- Courageous Butterfly