A love note from me to you

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Hi you,

This week, I wanted to sit down and write a little love note – from me to you.

Maybe it’s because we’re coming out of Mercury in retrograde or because everything seems to be moving so damn fast all the time, but I’m feeling tender this morning, a little raw, a little unsure, and in need of something gentle.

I thought you might need something similar.

Perhaps we can share a virtual cup of tea (or hot chocolate!) and chat.

Because I want to tell you something important.

You are enough.

You are exquisite and powerful.

You do so damn much – so much more than most people ever realize that you do.

You work so hard, you dream so big, you take care of so many people, and you’re always imagining what’s next. You’re always looking for ways to be better, stronger, smarter, more successful…for ways to be MORE.

And yes, you are capable of amazing things. You will go amazing places.

But don’t you know that you are already amazing?

Your spirit shines so brightly that I can see it from here. Your power is limitless.

For all the places you want to go and all the things you want to achieve, I invite you to pause for a moment.

Right now.

Breathe.

Soften.

Soften some more.

Open to the beauty that is you right now, exactly as you are. No pushing, no doing. Let’s just be. You and me. Right here. And allow ourselves to FEEL it all.

What are you running from? What are you scared of?

Failure? Being wrong? Being seen? Losing it all?

I have those feelings, too.

That maybe, just maybe, I dreamt too big, wished for too much, and it will come crashing down around me.

Can you feel your own vulnerability?

Can you feel those tender spots that you dare not poke or prod for fear you’ll crack open?

What if we loved those spots fiercely today?

What if we, together, let our fears move through us, shake us and scare us, until there was nothing left of them but a glorious emptiness waiting to be filled.

Filled with a knowing that you will be alright, no matter what happens, because you are strong and powerful and talented and unbelievably important to this world.

I don’t want to be driven by fear, I want to be catapulted by hope.

So let’s sigh into the places that we don’t love nearly enough.

Let’s caress the spots that we neglect.

Shall we sit for a spell, you and me, as we bask in the warmth that is our own glory?

No place to be. Nothing to do. (For just a few moments, at least.)

Except to fill ourselves with the knowledge that we deserve love.

We deserve to be seen.

We deserve to know our dreams and to see them come to life.

But more than anything, for each of us to know deeply and profoundly, that we are whole and complete and glorious right now.

As is. Just right. Perfectly imperfect.

No caveats. No asterisks. No footnotes.

And isn’t that a magnificent thought?

I think so, too.

Let’s sit with that just a little longer.

You and me and our enough-ness.

With love,

Dawn

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  • I absolutely love this, Dawn. I wrote a similar-ish post some time ago (find it here if you’re interested!: http://cominguprosestheblog.com/you-are-enough-2/) because I’m right there with you…we ALL need to recognize the absolute beauty in each of us. We’re all so dang hard on ourselves! I love how this reads like almost a stream of consciousness…it’s like I can read each word and physically imagine you reading them out to us, coaching us through to a better thought process and catapulting us towards great self-love and hope. I love!

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    • Thank you, Erica! That’s exactly how I wrote it, too. No editing, no over-thinking. Just let it birth itself. I can’t wait to read your post!

  • Angelica Terrazas

    This is a wonderful post! I think everyone struggles with this, I know I most certainly have. I’ve found myself (mostly when dating) feeling so inadequate despite my accomplishments, self worth is golden.

    • Thank you so much for sharing, Angelica. Dating is a big one for me, too…when my insecurities come rushing to the surface. Also in business. And you’re right – self-worth is the key to everything. I want us all to be gentle with ourselves and to nurture ourselves more. So so important.

  • Kara Benz

    This is beautiful, Dawn! What a lovely post! So uplifting 🙂

    • Thank you, Kara! I just felt like we could all use a little love this week. 🙂

  • Natalie Walstein

    Um, thank you! Just what I needed to hear today.

    • You are most welcome! And it’s all true. You are incredible and talented and just what this world needs. As-is.

  • Beautiful writing and yes, THANK YOU! I needed to hear this as well and it felt as though you were writing this to me because those are some of my exact feelings lately.

    • Katie, this touched me. It’s nice to hear I’m not alone and I’m so happy that this connected with you. We’re amazing, even if we forget it sometimes.

  • Love, love LOVE this! We are often hardest on ourselves so it’s great to hear something uplifting and encouraging.

    • YAY! Thank you, Angela. I agree that we are usually our own worst critics. And sometimes we just need to stop and realize – we’re awesome, right now. Thanks for stopping by.

  • We’re coming out of Mercury in retrograde… makes too much sense 😉 And “I don’t want to be driven by fear, I want to be catapulted by hope” is extremely beautiful. A tweetable! Thanks for this post, Dawn, I think we all need it more often than we’d like to admit. <3