There is a Seat with Your Name On It.
I had a dream once where I walked into a bustling room, filled with many people enjoying a meal together at a long, rustic table. I didn't recognize anyone at first glance, but I knew there was a place for me at that beautiful table. I walked a further along and instinctively knew that the empty seat in front of me was mine. Once I sat down, I knew that the feast was a potluck. Everyone brought something to share. I reached into my bag and pulled out a hot pot of delicious goodness, a favorite dish of my childhood and culture. The dream continued on with lots of life being exchanged through food and conversation. A feeling of appreciation and discovery was thick in the air. The experience was enriching. It's a dream I hope I have again, and at the same time wish to make into a reality.
Wholehearted & Courageous is a women's movement that I'm so proud to be a part of. We dig deep into the truth that there is space for us all. Just like my dream, we all have a place at the table. The decision we have to make is how are we going to show. We can show up half-heartedly and still feel like we are winning at life. Our half best is still pretty darn amazing. But what would happen if we showed up WHOLEheartedly, giving ourselves permission to be 100% given to the moment, to the people, to our ownselves. We don't have to shrink who we are to make another feel comfortable. We don't have to enlarge to make a statement that we are present. We DO get to choose to fully show up and BE ourselves, without apology for how much space we take. It's really true that empowered women empower women. Wholehearted & Courageous truly values the unique contribution each one brings knowing that, together we bloom. I'm honored to bloom with such a powerful, lovely women.