I am stubborn (but it doesn’t have to end this way!)

*sigh* Something you should know about me is that I am stubborn.

Even more so when I [perhaps] stepped on a few toes. It’s not the stepping on toes that makes me extra strong-willed. (For the record I regret the toe-stepping part and I have learned. For the future.) I am extra tenacious and ornery when another person wants the present moment to be different from what it is, because s/he feels “right” or justified.

I guess what I’m saying, is that it’s challenging for me to admit I’m wrong because then I’ll look “weak” or uncertain. Or someone will come along and try to help me in a way that undermines my own authentic power.

True strength is:

• admitting you were/are wrong, and knowing that it doesn’t affect your inner Warrior strength and worthiness

• knowing you don’t have to be everything to everyone, and reveling in the extra energetic freedom

• asking for support when you recognize that you are trying to do everything, even things you suck at (like me trying to do my own taxes)

• being vulnerable and exposing the cracks and imperfections (to people who have earned the right) while holding compassion for yourself

• what else?