Even if we’ve never met, I bet I know some things about you.
You are more powerful than you believe. I know that because it’s true of almost every human on the planet – whether we know it or not.
Your birthright is joy – and not one of your emotions is wrong or bad or negative. Emotions might be painful or unhelpful, but they are sacred, and not incompatible with joy.
Any thought in your head that says you’re bad or wrong or not-enough is lying. I don’t care if you’ve done misguided things that you now deeply regret, or that trigger shame. The behaviour might have been bad, but YOU are not bad.
You are not broken. I don’t care how much pain you might be in right now, or how badly bruised you might be feeling – you will not convince me that you are permanently and irretrievably broken.
You might be experiencing misery, pain or despair right now; and that also does not make you wrong or bad or broken. You can access support and relief in healthy ways, when you are ready.
And I also know this, for sure:
I believe in you and your choices.
I have faith in you.
I have compassion for any pain or judgement you’re experiencing right now, because while the details may differ, I’ve known pain too.
You may not agree with me about how powerful you are. Doesn’t matter. I have enough faith, compassion and belief for both of us.