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RCASA’s Tuesdays with Traci: Be Who You Are

In Advocacy, Outreach, Sexual Assault Awareness on January 5, 2010 at 10:09 am

Welcome to 2010- a new year full of hope and healing for all!

As we heal, we’re learning a new behavior. It’s called Be Who You Are.

For some of us, this can be frightening. What would happen if we felt what we felt, said what we wanted, became firm about our beliefs, and valued what we needed? What would happen if we let go of our camouflage of adaptation? What would happen if we owned our power to be ourselves?

Would people still like us? Would they go away? Would they become angry?

There comes a time when we become willing and ready to take that risk. To continue growing, and living with ourselves, we realize we must liberate ourselves. It becomes time to stop allowing ourselves to be so controlled by others and their expectations and be true to ourselves– regardless of the reaction of others.

Before long, we begin to understand. Some people may go away, but the relationship would have gone away anyway. Some people stay and love and respect us more for taking the risk of being who we are. We begin to achieve intimacy, and relationships that work.

We discover that who we are has always been good enough. It is who we were intended to be.

Today, right now, own the power to be uniquely yourself.

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