Gravity. It’s what keeps us on earth instead of aimlessly floating in space.
Defy gravity…to stop clinging what’s weighing you down and embracing your dreams instead by reaching for the expansive sky.
Just a minute! I can hear the wheels turning in your head. The good girl in you doesn’t want to defy anyone or anything. It’s human nature to be protective of what makes you feel safe. What if the very thing that appears to be keeping you safe, is really causing you pain? The pain of feeling overlooked and undervalued.
The good girl syndrome is difficult to refute because you may feel it’s part of your DNA. Getting along is a life-long commitment when the alternative is life alone. Sound familiar? That little voice in the back of your head that keeps saying, “don’t disagree, just go along, who do you think you are to have an opinion anyway?”
Yes, there will be those who will try to keep you in your “place.” As the song advises us in Wicked, “…too late to go back to sleep,” when Elphaba sees the Wizard’s true magic exposed. Now that you have woken up to your passion and want to share your message, settling for the safety of the background isn’t enough.
It’s just gonna take a little something Grandma called gumption for you to defy gravity and live your dreams.
Now, I realize asking you to defy your fears is not realistic. Delaying them is a tactic I’d suggest you try. Break big dreams into small steps to accomplish in manageable chunks. Don’t dive into the deep end of writing your book, for example. Write an outline or set aside a specific period of time to work on a single chapter. Instead of cleaning out an area that has been a dumping ground for years, set the timer for an hour and see how far you get. Start out taking a walk around the neighborhood before you sign up for that marathon.
Gravity in your life could appear as that security you feel when you behave the way others expect you to so that you will be accepted, approved of, and even loved. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
Some would argue that is called being dependable and predictable. Good qualities I would agree.
Behaving as though you only exist to be in others solar system instead of making yourself a priority is not a good quality, and not self-care I’d endorse.
Give yourself permission to defy gravity…be free of the weight of:
- Always living up to the expectations of others and adding to your stress
- Not living up to the expectation of others at the risk of your self-esteem
- Your own disappointment of not being able to express your own thoughts
- Living someone else’s life instead of your own
- Grief and sadness because your light is denied and hidden from the world
You matter and your story matters. It’s time to rewrite your story. Time to defy gravity and soar!
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