Today I can risk being myself. I don’t have to live up to anyone’s image. All I have to do is be me. ~ Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II. Al-Anon Family Groups. Kindle Edition.
Funny that it never occurred to us before, but our entire identity was wrapped in our need to be right, to be in control. Can we really part with that need? ~ Casey, Karen. Daily Meditations for Practicing The Course. Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Can you risk being yourself?
Are you trying to be what’s expected?
Are the expectations yours?
Your parents’…parents gone these last thirty years?
Are you wrapped up in the need to be right?
to be in control? Can you set aside
that need to be right, to be in control?
Can you accept the fact
that all you gave to be is to be you?
Take the risk. Accept the truth,
repeat after me,
“All I have to do is be me!”