Have you ever made a note to your future self and then, forget about it, so much so that when you stumble across the note again, find it is just what you need to hear, a surprise, an epiphany? Well, that's what I just realized I did a while back.
I do believe that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. A while back I saved this quote as a draft post here at QT&M. I guess I thought it was meant for me, but I wasn't quite ready to hear it. So I saved it. Well, here I am, getting back to writing and creating images and the like, and the student, it seems, is ready.
The truth is the truth. What can I say? I guess it's time (again) to show up and be seen. The quote reads:
'I think midlife is when (God) gently places (His) hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:
'I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.''
- Brené Brown Learn more about Brene Brown at http://brenebrown.com/