“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
― Franz Kafka
How often have we told people what they want to hear, rather than speak our truth?
During the process of writing my second book, there were times where I was challenged by others to change or edit what I had written. Often this is based on their own fears, or that my truth was not in line with mainstream thinking.
Either way, it was difficult to face, and at times, I completely doubted myself. But each time I stepped out in courage and stood my ground, I awakened a deep power within me. A power to express my authentic voice and allow my truth to be seen.
Each of us holds this power within. Each of us has a unique perspective in life and the ability to speak our truth. It isn’t easy to be vulnerable, but for us to grow and expand into our freedom, we must step out in courage and in turn, we allow others to do the same.