Remember that time you did that thing. Something you may not have been proud of, a moment that caused hurt, to yourself or others…
That sucked, didn’t it? To this day, you may still be sitting with it in your soul. There you are, never allowing yourself to forgive yourself.
It’s crazy, we can forgive others so much easier than we can forgive ourselves. Instead, time and time again, we allow that thing to control our now or control what we may truly deserve.
Here’s the thing though, YOU ARE NOT THAT ONE THING. You’re not even those two things.
YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE. Did that happen, did it sting, did it set you back or push you into a dark place. I am sure of it. There is so much good you have done too!
You are a part of everything you have done. And you are a part of everything you will still do. Allowing that fuck up to dictate our “now” is such an evil force that I can’t say there is an easy answer to.
All I know is that while it’s not easy to forgive ourselves, it is what you deserve. And I promise you this – if you can just forgive a little. One day at a time, life will sneak back in, piece by piece. Creating a safe place to hold your heart, your light, and your energy.
Because you deserve to shine. You deserve to love. You deserve to stand tall.
YOU DESERVE YOUR OWN RESPECT AND FORGIVENESS.