I have become a Strong Independent Person. Its something that others admire. I also admire in others… and in myself.
This knowledge assures me, and it feeds this part of me. We have become quite attached to each other, SIP and I.
As long as I embrace this persona, and default to it in times of difficulty, then I find it hard to be vulnerable and dependent on others.
The dependent part of me I still judge as “weak”. I am also too ready to judge others who appear dependent and “weak”.
We all have a shadow side, which can be masquerading as our “good side”.
The ego is like that. It creates a story about what we want to admire in ourselves, and therefore what we see in others.
Yet, when the ego is in charge, it blocks off the heart and our ability to empathize and be truly compassionate.
My heart tells me to not be so strong. To allow myself to open more to others and trust in them and their goodness. To let go of trying to control with strength and will. To open to the inevitable.
May we all find acceptance of the shadow and the light within us, and find inner harmony.