Claim Your Space
Whatever experience you are in, you have as much of a right to be a part of it as anyone else does- simply because you are there. Other people may ascribe themselves to be more important than you, but that is merely their perspective.
I argue that each experience you find yourself in needs your participation. It needs your perspective and voice. It may even need you to speak up and rock the boat. Others may object be uncomfortable with that and that's OK. But it doesn't mean that you should back off.
Besides, maybe the boat needs to be rocked. The current state of our world attests to that. Someone has to speak up and point out that the emperor has no clothes. That is how the world changes- rocking one boat at a time.
So when you enter and experience, interact as you belong there. It is your birthright. Wherever you are, that is where you belong. You are most likely there for a reason. Remember, the experience needs you.
So claim your space. It's your life. Your life consists of the experiences you expose yourself to and what you do with them. So why would you live according to other people's notions of how you ought be.
No more holding back. No more being the prisoner of inhibition and fear. No more hiding your truth and your light. Time to let it out.
There is an old joke that came when codependency had its hey-day 20 years ago:
What did the codependent see when he died and crossed over to the other side?
Someone else's life pass before his eyes.
Don't be that guy or gal. Claim your space. Own it. Speak your truth and let the chips fall as they need to. Everyone will survive it- I promise. And everyone might even get a lot stronger.
When you think your next opportunity to claim your space might occur?
Posted on Fri, November 28, 2014
by Michael Hoffman filed under