While seeking approval isn’t my paradox, I can totally relate to this sentiment.
My challenge is my hypocrisy in encouraging people to ask for help, yet not asking for help when I need it.
I have been actively observing my pattern for this. It’s fear. Fear is holding me back.
It’s the assumption of what others might think of me (weak, unstable, fickle, whatever...) if they knew I needed help.
I have come to turn around my fear-based hesitation.
I’ve started asking for help.
Not only have I been surprised by HOW MANY people are responding to my calls, but my fear no longer exists-or at least it’s not dominating.
In fact my answered calls have EMPOWERED me. To feel love, to feel nurtured, to feel accepted, and to realize that my values and successes are the result of quieting down and listening to my needs - and channeling a confidence to go after whatever it is I want or need.
I’m being deliberate and specific. I’m being EMPOWERED as well-to go out again and help somebody else! ...And then the gift keeps giving!
While the outcomes are yet discovered, the journey of self love, acceptance, and transformation is undeniably LIBERATING!
Our vulnerability is a gateway to strength. Don’t believe anything different.
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