The Weight of a Word
We hold back.
We fill our minds with “should”s and “shouldn’t”s, and find we’re frustrated by the walls we’ve built around ourselves.
Our desires become tethered to us, and in an effort to rid ourselves of what we think we should or shouldn’t want, we wrap those desires in chains and toss the key into the fastest moving river we can find.
And then we run.
We never escape.
We always feel the echo of what we have done. Because even if we manage to smother our desires and our darkness, they don’t die.
But what if our decisions emerged directly from those desires rather than being determined by the slanderous “should”?
This isn’t about giving in to every temptation.
It’s about recognizing what we really want most and putting some desires before others.
It’s about listening closely to our hearts and giving the beauty that we’ve been locking away the chance to express itself.
It’s about first kisses and getting butterflies in our stomachs and watching our heart swell with anticipation and hope.
It’s about setting out on wild adventures and blazing paths and loving until it feels like our hearts will break and discovering they won’t.
The shift is everything. The freedom from “should” transforms.
It’s admitting that we’re willing to be vulnerable and get hurt in exchange for the chance to experience all life offers us.
It’s risking everything we know and believe for the whole world.
And I am so willing to listen and open and risk.
What “should”s will you quiet today to see what doors open for you?