So… this pic was taken while in Budapest, in the Heroes Square. These amazing statues serve as a reminder of sacrifices and benevolent acts that contributed to making the city and country great. A true hero is someone who chooses bravery when faced with the option of fight or flight. This leads to achievements that help to define who they are in the world. In the presence of this artistic display, I couldn’t help but reflect on the ways that I have been my own hero.
Now believe me when I say that I am not trying to sound conceited, because that is not me at all. I am the first to give credit where credit is due, and I have always given props to my friends and supporters because I know how they have been instrumental in my successes. It’s just that after a lot of soul searching and miles of exploration under my belt, I am so clear. I mean like crystal clear with contacts and glasses, that no one has put in more work than I have and there is no shame in saying that out loud.
I didn’t just wake up one day and have a freaking epiphany. The journey has been extremely lengthy and intentional to get me to the place where I actually love and appreciate all the wondrous attributes that make me, me. I am proud that I now reside in a place (in my own head) where I recognize how necessary it is to advocate and validate for myself, in the same ways that I do for others. That growth has allowed me to see myself as the true hero, I am.
So, wherever you are in your own process of healing and growing, know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The future is brighter now than it has ever been, because of the ability to express confidence in the decision making processes and the willingness to take chances. Personal strength comes from the bravery to live free and honor the true self.
I am the hero I see in the mirror everyday and even though I’m not psychic, I would bet that you are the hero that shows up daily in your life too.