I see youDawn Kotzer
The truth is in order for me to say ‘I see you’ I had to learn to see myself first.
All the bits and pieces of myself.
To see those bits and pieces I had make room for a my full spectrum self to show up. All of it. The shiny and the shadowy parts.
Ha! I didn’t exactly warm to the idea.
With no idea how to do that, I decided to follow my nose, to let curiosity guide my senses.
One day I heard this mantra–
I accept all that I am and all that I am not.
Boom! Stopped me in my tracks. I had to sit with the phrase for a while.
Eventually I realized this:
to see all parts of myself I first had to accept all that I was, all that I was NOT and especially all that I no longer needed to be.
Adding those few words cracked something open for me…
I could acknowledge and accept that there were things I no longer needed to be.
Phew! What a relief.
I started glancing at myself sideways rather than glare at myself full on. I got curious about what made me tick and discovered that:
- our soul is a shy creature
- curiosity is our soul compass
- our mind follows more than it leads
- our body remembers everything
- ambition is not a dirty word
- even the smallest action can help tame our fear
To say I see you I had to learn how to see me.
Taking time, putting in the effort to find our groove, show up for and express ourselves in work and play is important. As we learn to accept all we are, are not and no longer need to be we begin to see ourselves more clearly.
When we release unrealistic expectations of ourselves it becomes wayyyyy easier to make room for our shine, our shadow and all the bits in between.
This inner wilderness journey called life isn’t as much a destination as a way to travel.
I’ll write again soon, and share tips and tales from both the bright and dark sides of my life-trek.
In the meantime, check out my updated logo and website.
The intention was to create an uplifting groove, a space where your mind, soul and body could land softly. I hope you find it so.
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As always, from my boreal forest home,
inner wilderness guide, doodle activist, rock hound. certified master creativity coach and martha beck wayfinder lifecoach:
I help multipotentialites and creative souls clear the messy middle and find heartwarming satisfaction and success.