I Need You To Show Up For Yourself

I need you to know that it gets better. I need you to trust the journey. I need you to know that there is light in the dark. I need you to know that there is peace that will come from that chaos. I need you to hold on just a little longer, just a little tighter.

Because change is possible, but It doesn’t happen if you stay still. You have to be mindful. You have to seek out that change and that change comes from within you. No one is going to save you. No one is going to get you there but yourself.

Sure, there are healers and therapists that can give you insight as to why you may feel a certain way, that can guide you and give you healthy coping alternatives. But when it comes down to it, you have to put in the work. You have to show up for yourself. Because even the best therapists, healers, and books don’t mean anything if you are not the one who takes action. If you are not the one who puts in the work. If you are not the one showing up day after day.

You deserve to feel light regardless of your faults. You deserve to take a deep breath and not feel like you are suffocating. You deserve a mind that is at peace and not in a constant battle. You deserve to take up space and not feel like you are a burden, because you are not.

No, you are not.

You are whole even when you feel like you are empty. You are enough even when you feel like you are not. You are worthy regardless of what you’ve been told. Regardless of your past.

And if today you haven’t been told, I want you to know that I love you. I value you. I see you.

But I need you to see you, I need you to value you, I need you to show up for yourself and be that change.

Beautiful things start to unfold when you do. The change within you is also the change within this world, and we are in desperate need of it.

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