We don’t always have to be strong. Sometimes, our strength is expressed in being vulnerable. Sometimes, we need to “fall apart” in order to regroup and stay on track.
We all have days when we cannot push any harder, cannot hold back self-doubt, cannot stop focusing on fear, cannot be “strong." There are days when we cannot focus on being responsible. Occasionally, we don’t want to get out of our pajamas. Sometimes, we cry in front of people. We expose our tiredness, irritability, or anger.
These days are ok. They are, simply, ok.
Part of our taking care of ourselves means we give ourselves PERMISSSION to fall apart when we need to. We do not have to be perpetual towers of strength. We are strong. We have proven that. Our strength will continue if we allow ourselves the courage to feel scared, weak, and vulnerable when we need to experience these feelings.
Today, help me to know that it is okay to allow myself to be human. Help me not to feel guilty or punish myself when I need to fall apart.
(Source: Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go)