Dear Trembling Soul,
A risk is the hardest thing to take.
In a risk you could gain much, or lose the thing you thought was yours
….or should have been.
You come clean about a long term lie.
You finally tell them you love them.
You kiss them. First.
You stand up for your faith.
You go to the doctor and admit you need help.
You tell your child they are adopted.
You tell your child they have a sibling they never met.
You open the credit card bill and let your significant other see the total.
You tell them how their actions hurt you.
You say their actions went too far.
You say you forgive, but you can’t forget, and have new boundaries.
You ask for forgiveness.
You start a new path.
You retire a thing you thought was right.
You accept who you are…who they are…no matter what others may think.
Taking a risk is hard.
It’s been said that in life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.
You risk truth. Being true to you. To learning, growing, becoming, being.
You risk your authenticity and humanness.
So sweet trembling soul, I know risk is hard–I too have risked much in the last bits of the year. But I can tell you this: IT.IS.WORTH.IT.
The risk, it’s worth it.
No matter what, you gain.
You gain perspective, growth, becoming, being.
So sweet trembling, not sure, think you might puke, soul…
Take the risk.
You and your soul’s journey are worth it.
My hope is that one day these Truth Cards will come to good use. Eventually I’d like to publish them with proceeds benefiting TWLOHA (because I think what they do is so very important). I have no idea how that will work, but it is a wish. For now they are my gift to you. So without further ado, here is your Truth Card to print. I’m offering one each week, collect them all and you’ll have a beautiful set of 52 cards. Simply click on the card (which takes you to my Flickr set) and download and print. I have my Truth Cards on a small easel. They look best printed 5″ x 5″. You are free to give them to others, in fact it would be a huge honor if you did. I just ask that you do not remove the copyright info. This is an honor system, I honor you, you honor me. n♥JOY!