Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Take the risk ... be your unique self

" We all matter. Every one of us has an essential contribution to make, and we can do so only by taking the risk of being uniquely our own selves. "~ Carol S. Pearson

I find such truth in this quote. Taking the risk to be ourselves is such a powerful action and affirmation to our inner selves. Standing up with courage and saying, " I am that I am." Self acceptance can be difficult when our mind compares, our power is given away and our family patterns rings in our heads. It is the struggle to know that you are 'just right' just the way you are. The risk comes not only in the acceptance within yourself, but in telling others that you are 'all that you are.'

  • What does risk mean to you?
  • Is there a time when you knew it was a risk to be yourself and you did it anyway?
  • Is it more risky to be yourself or to be what others expect you to be?