“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe
I know I’ve shared this inspiring quote before but I love what Marilyn Monroe says within it. It feels like it is giving you permission to be imperfect, mad as a hatter, and deliciously ridiculous! Not that we need permission but some of us feel like we do, I know I have in the past.
How about you, do you feel like you need permission to be your outrageous self? My hope for you is that you will find that this is a lively and lovely place for you to be yourself; to be silly or serious, to be outrageous or quiet – to be simply you or to discover who you really are and be you fully and completely.
“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”
― Judy Garland
I have struggled with this one most of my life. Torn between wanting to please, wanting to be me, not knowing who I am because others were so afraid of me being different and shining my own light that they stomped it out, or nearly did. Now I do my best to shine my light and shine the light within.
A poem prompted from Lisa Reiter -Sharing the Story.
Dancing into the light of being
discovering who I am
discovering the past can’t be left in the past
it sits there festering waiting to ooze out
it waits to sabotage and tear the wounds open
again and again
discovering only light is the answer
loving, healing light
shining it in every corner
in every secret place
discovering the light can heal those torn places
those festering places
shining the light
I hope you have the courage to shine the light within. What corners do you need to shine the light to allow for healing? Do you have something you’ve been avoiding or wanting to do and letting fear get in the way?
Free write for ten minutes about being yourself, where the light needs to shine so that you can be yourself.
This isn’t about sharing here, or even sharing on your blog. It is about exploring your writing and journal writing and how it can help release your words for healing and for your stories (Of course you are free to share what you write on your blog if you choose to).
It is about writing through recovery. Recovery from childhood abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect as a child. I kept hearing that it was in the past, I needed to just let it go. Well if it were that easy I would have released it years ago, as you would have as well. But I have discovered that there is more to it. We need to understand and most important we need to learn to love ourselves. We need to do whatever it takes to be able to, once and for all, heal the old wounds so that we can be who we are, who we were meant to be.
It’s time to heal what is holding you back.
I survived, I’m learning to thrive. We can do this together.
Inspiring music to dance to before and after your writing.
Morgan Dragonwillow: Writing rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.Find her on Google+
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