Be Who You Are

Be Who You Are

Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Codependency, Recovery, Self-Care, Twelve Step Program 03 May 2012

This is a daily meditation From the pages of The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie “In recovery, we are learning a new behavior. It’s called Be Who You Are. For some of us, this can be frightening. What would happen if we felt what we felt, said what we wanted, became firm about our beliefs, and valued what we needed? What would happen if we let go our camouflage of adaptation? What would happen if we owned our power to be ourselves? Would people still like us? Would they go away? Would they become angry?”

“There comes a time when we become willing and ready to take that risk. To continue growing, and living with ourselves, we realize we must liberate ourselves. It becomes time to stop allowing ourselves to be so controlled by others and their expectations and be true to ourselves – regardless of the reaction of others. Before long, we begin to understand. Some people may go away, but the relationship would have ended anyway. Some people stay and love and respect us more for taking the risk of being who we are. We begin to achieve intimacy, and relationships that work. We discover that who we are has always been GOOD ENOUGH. It is who we were intended to be.”

“Today, I will own my power to be myself.”
Reading a daily meditation can provide support and validation when you are struggling or need to have some structure and balance in your life. It is nice to know that you are not alone.

Susan V. Brewer

Susan V. Brewer is a Certified Life Coach and Psychotherapist in the Upper Bucks County Area.  She graduated in 1987 from Kutztown University with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She became a Certified Life & Career Coach in June of 2006 and a Certified Relationship Coach in December of 2016. She specializes in adoption, codependency, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem and life transitions. Her belief is “that all persons are truly greater than they think they are.”

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