Life is all about existing and coexisting with contradictions…
“You can be soft and successful, a traditionalist and a rebel, a lover and a fighter, vulnerable and invincible.“
There is no one “right” or “correct” way to live or exist. How, and who, you are is just that. And odds are fairly good that at any given time you are more than one thing or way. You feel soft yet are strong, you feel feminine and masculine, you are a lover and a fighter and all of it is co-mingled and happening at once. It’s one of the amazingly incredible, albeit confusing, aspects of being human.
Sometimes it feels like my whole being is one bizarre, contrary jumble. I’ve always been strong-willed and stubborn, but I’m also a people-pleaser who will practically do back-bends to avoid even the slightest hint of conflict. I have a soft, bubbly personality at my core, but can give a “bitch, please” glare that can curdle milk. I’m an introvert who can be the loudest person in a crowd. I can come across as “normal” but I’m on the spectrum. The list goes on and on…
The best part of this delightfully contradicting bundle that makes me, well, me, is that it’s perfectly acceptable. And even better still, it’s actually quite normal since every single person deals and exists with the some kind of contradiction or another! It’s true!
Society at large may try and sell a completely different story, but in truth, each of us is many, many things, many of which may seem to contradict the other on the surface. Nobody has to be just one way or the other – in fact we’d all be so much better off embracing our everythings. We can be both soft and successful, a traditionalist and a rebel, a lover and a fighter, vulnerable and invincible. And we can be it all in whatever ways are right for us. By allowing ourselves to be, and not be so defined, we open ourselves up to being wholly who and what we are – contradictions and all. And you know what, being you is an excellent way to be!
Namaste ~ Ella
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