I often get this sense of having to be certain before I share something–
Like I need to have “arrived” before it’s worthy to be out there in the world.
It keeps me silent and unsure, and keeps me from using my voice in the powerful way I know I’m meant to. (Do you feel this too? This need to be certain, to be perfect, to be complete before you share?) But again and again, I remember that what the world needs is not for me to have arrived,
not a perfect me,
not an unbroken me,
but the me that’s on the journey.
The me in the frustrating, messy, beautiful, complicated, overwhelming, joyful, life-giving process.
This world needs more of us to speak out in the midst of our process, knowing that we’re incomplete, and still beautiful.
Knowing that we’re incomplete and still worthy of love.
Knowing that our voices are powerful, even while we’re still finding them, and trusting that by using our voices, we can bring about goodness and beauty in the world.
I’m still learning to believe this for me, and some days are easier than others. But I can almost always believe it for you:
You, my dear, precious friend, are worthy of all the love the universe has to offer,
simply because it has been decided so.