As per Brene Brown – courage is in being vulnerable. And to have truth and honesty about ourselves, takes the courage to be vulnerable.
My counsellor talked about Brene Brown this week at counselling, with reference to my courage. And a friend quoted Brene Brown this week. I’ve also had numerous messages recently about my honesty and how this is considered unusual. About my work, my blogs, my capacity to stand up to dangerously toxic people. And how brave that all is. I was told by hospital staff, how brave I am to be processing all the severe childhood trauma. As well as to have survived it all.
I have to stop and remember just how much courage it takes alone, to be really honest about ourselves. To have self insight and be honest about it all. Including when we screw up and the capacity to own this fully and take responsibility. And learn from it. With no push from others. I can do this myself, due to my conscience and capacity to do what’s right. No matter how uncomfortable this feels.
I forget, I have needed to be strong, whilst vulnerable – since being a child. I needed to have deep self honesty, and deep courage – to survive all I have. Especially as a child. Every single day of my entire childhood and continuing on throughout my adulthood.
Courage, inner strength,
being honest with self
& the vulnerability required,
are not new to me.
They are all I have known.
They are my normal.
They are my ordinary.
And because I have always had these, I continue to be open and honest about my healing journey. Whilst finding it odd that people consider my openness, honesty, courage so extraordinary. When to me, it is my normal. It is my ordinary.
But, I forget, this is not everyone’s normal. It’s not everyone’s ordinary. And this is why people continually describe me is terms of being ‘extraordinary’.
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