Living freely, staying true
The darkness shapes my light
The friction of light on dark shapes wisdom
The dance of life
Amazing piece of art on the path from Shame to Love and Belonging. Realised by Christopher Pauling during The Daring Way Workshop in Lausanne.
Self-acceptance is what will free you from the chains of low self-confidence. In this article, I talk about what happens before acceptance, that is resistance. Because changing a belief that you hold since you were a kid can change your whole life. And the good news? It will.
There’s a step in the path to self-confidence that is the less liked. Every woman passes through it before moving to the space of loving themselves, feeling confident and finally living a life that is no longer based on compromises. I experienced it too.
I am talking about what happens before the phase of self-acceptance: resistance. Resistance to accept who you are and that it’s enough.
There’s a radical change that happens when you start your journey to self-confidence and you’re committed to it. There are some obstacles in the path. But if you are really motivated to feel good in your skin and achieve your goals, you can overcome the resistance.
Our stories of worthiness – of being enough – begin in our first families.
What we learn about ourselves and how we learn to engage with the world as children sets a course that either will require us to spend a significant part of our life fighting to reclaim our self-worth or will give us hope, courage and resilience for our journey.