authentic being
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Find your Middle Ground

Touch the deepest part of you

Authentic being


“Don’t shrink. 

Don’t puff up. 

Stand in your sacred ground.”

~ Brené Brown


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About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

22 comments on “* Haiku – authentic being

  1. My friend, Val. This is very special and so~ you! I already feel I know some of the “authentic being” you are. I really like this you! 🙂
    Hope I may ask and not offend you. Do you wish the word to be “scared” or “sacred?”

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  2. Sometimes I have felt scared on that ground,(I think it was an appropriate typo!) only to realise I standing on beautiful sacred ground. Love the quote Val. 🙂

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  3. Love the Haiku. So very relevant to our lives and important in being our true nature. It took me old(er) age, chronic ill-health and retirement to find my own Middle Ground. That balance is essential to living life the best you can.

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    • Thank you Vicki for your kind words. 💛
      I agree, that we have to really live life’s ups and downs to connect with who we are. Otherwise we could stay like ego driven adolescents forever…


  4. Stand on my scared ground. What courage that takes!

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  5. I’m reading my first Brene Brown book right now! Figured that was the way to kick off my new year! 🙂

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  6. Lovely haiku and quote to start the day! Love the “don’t shrink, don’t puff up”. Easy to remember 🙂

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  7. Another day and another special reminder from you, Val! Thank you so much!

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  8. Remaining true to yourself is a lifelong journey…

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  9. It’s sometimes easy to shrink, and sometimes easy to puff-up — but not wise or productive. Great words, Val, thank you for sharing Brene’s haiku.

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