For much of my life, I have been silent or at least very soft spoken; whispering instead of speaking out; afraid of offending. There are a few contributing factors for this. Perhaps the biggest one is that I haven’t had permission.
But I am learning that I really do have a voice; that it is my right and responsibility to use it. I give myself permission to express and declare. A bit of attitude comes with this new-found power: Let people deal with my words, even if they don’t like what I say. I am not talking about being disrespectful or rude; I will always try to be careful. I am saying that others need to take responsibility for themselves; I don’t have the power or obligation to do that.
I am learning that, when I live as a powerful person, I actually create the freedom for others to be themselves, walking in authenticity and the power they have been given.
Wow, I have a voice! I can speak, tell stories, sing, declare, ask questions or…
Choose to be quiet.