“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brene Brown
Sometimes truth-telling takes a long, long time.
Find the courage to live more authentically, something about your old way of walking in the world no longer fits what is emerging, and you are facing resistance (whether external, internal, or both) that tells you to stay safe.
But these are not people who are comfortable with staying safe.
These are people who know they can no longer live with the status quo.
For most of these people, though, it takes a long, long time to get to the place to the hard work of articulating and growing whatever beautiful, tender green shoot they’re holding. Some in their sixties, seventies, or even eighties, and though they sometimes worry that it’s too late to embrace a new way of living, they know they can’t be satisfied with the old comforts anymore.
And that, dear reader, brings me to what I want to say to you…
It doesn’t matter how long it takes. It only matters that you don’t ignore whatever is whispering in your heart.
Give it as much space as you can right now and forgive yourself for what you just can’t do yet. This is not a race.