As told to me (and now I will muddle the story) by a brilliant and empowering Transformational Trainer, Sylvia B.:
There was once a man who had to deal with many monsters in his house. He tried valiantly to vanquish them. He fought, stamped them out, and while a lot of them were successfully vanquished, there were some that stubbornly remained. No matter how much he resisted them, fought them, still they remained. Until suddenly, he realized that these monsters were the monsters in his head, manifested. The monstrous voices that said I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, I am not loved, I am ugly….and on, and on and on. And so he thought, I will invite them to tea. And he did.
There will always be these negative voices in your head. You thought that because you accomplished this one thing or another, you have moved on from these monsters. But there they appear. What do you do?
Invite them to tea.
What you resist persist, but if you sit down with them, talk to them, make peace with them, they will then leave for you to do what you need to do, until it’s time for tea again.
I have noticed this about human beings. We are too worried about what to say. We are too worried about being right. We are too worried about how we’re gonna look. Do you know the most liberating thing I have learned recently? That if we talk from the heart, we can say nothing wrong. It takes practice, but I’m learning how powerful speaking from the heart can be.
Do you know how powerful it is to be responsible for everything? To own that nothing anyone ever does, or say, affects you? You can choose how you want it to affect you. And I declare, I am responsible 100% for everything around me, and specifically, for the relationships I have. I promise you, my loved one, that nothing you can do can ever change my love for you. I will make it work. I will be responsible.
Do you know how powerful it is to be true to yourself? Speak your truth, your mind, your heart, your desires, your disappointments. Denying truth is like pretending that you’re not hurting when you leave blood spatters all over the place from old wounds. Speak and it will heal. There is nothing more powerful than being true and being from the heart.
Peace. I source peace.