Every day I seek inspiration. Devine knowledge that can make a difference in my day. Some is found in stories of strangers, some in quotes of loved ones. The look between parent and child or the beauty of the moon. It makes me feel. I mean, really experience deep feelings of peace, love and appreciation. Those moments, however small they may seem to the outside world, they help me grow.
Today, I stumbled upon this:
“I have outgrown many things. I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family’s unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown girls who wear masks and secretly rejoice at my misfortunes. I have outgrown shrinking myself for boys who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have outgrown friends who cannot celebrate my accomplishments. I have outgrown people who conveniently disappear whenever life gets a little dark. I have outgrown those who take pleasure in gossiping and spreading negativity. I have outgrown dull, meaningless conversations that feel forced. I have outgrown those who don’t take a stand against ignorance and injustice. I have outgrown trying to please everyone. I have outgrown society constantly telling me I’m not beautiful, smart, or worthy enough. I have outgrown trying to fix every little flaw. I have outgrown my tendency to fill my mind with self-doubt and insecurity. I have outgrown trying to find reasons not to love myself. I have outgrown anything and anyone that does not enrich the essence of my soul. I have outgrown many things, and I’ve never felt freer.”
It blew me away. To me, this was a clear representative for my personal and spiritual progress over these last few months. It was a re affirmative to what I have been feeling. It gave words to that.
I am beyond proud to be standing where I’m standing. No matter the agony I’ve felt, I grew. I grew into a better version of myself. It’s not only me who’s noticing. Yet, I’m the one feeling it. The newly established balance and appreciation. For me. For life.
The love is real.