There are so many times that I have thought and re-thought and questioned what I write and blog. If I can even define or defend them if I were asked to. I found no answer. So many times I have been discouraged by my inner voice even though my surrounding has appreciated and said go on. So often has my inner voice taken away the courage.
I have wondered as to how I can move on when my closest ally pulls me back. I have fought to free myself from my closet ally. The inner voice. Myself weaker self. The one with whom I struggle daily. Staying true to the self is the hardest battle one can have and i keep trying my best. And that is where I find that i would rather be disobedient if obedience leads me to dom.
The struggle continues.
By Dina Varellas, TIWP Women’s Writing Program
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
― Brené Brown
Where does she go, the creator in me, when she is afraid?
“What am I afraid of?” I whisper.
“Being judged, of course. Being criticized for being vulnerable,” the young girl replies.
Yet the woman I am becoming knows she can no longer resist and suppress the inner voice. When the mind is quiet and the heart secure, the inner voice speaks the truth.
The inner critic is the one I fear the most. She is fierce, ruthless, and a force to be reckoned with. She has created an internal war for most of my young and adult life…
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