Self Love

What You Finally Gave Up

What you finally gave up...  
You finally gave up trying to impress others 
or hiding the parts of you that are too weird.  
You finally called it quits on the life you thought that you needed to live.  
You finally released control that you never had to begin with.  
You finally gave up your policies that shut others out in order to protect your heart.  
You finally stopped the negative thoughts that beat you up at every turn.  
You finally decided enough is enough--you only have one life to live, 
one body and mind and spirit to nurture, treasure and love.  
You finally let go of carrying every mistake and regret in your shoulders, your back, and your neck.  
What you finally gave up was all that held you down, held you back, held you to an impossible standard.  
What you gave up, gave you back to me.

About the Author: Julie Glaser is a healer who creates sacred spaces for people to share, release, and grow. She’s in the habit of being in awe and wonder and writes to share her own experiences and curiosities with other inquisitive souls in the process of transforming.

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