We teach our children to apologize faster than we teach them to take up space. Then we wonder why they don’t feel confident, struggle with insecurities, or doubt their very own power.
I don’t believe it’s intentional. I think it’s just habit… one that allows others to feel more comfortable at the expense + exhaustion of our very own discomfort. If we don’t break the habit, we will never truly believe like we are allowed to have disagreements, opposing ideas, or to share our vulnerabilities. Prefacing with an apology when we aren’t actually sorry is simply reinforcing what we fear to be true, that we are not worthy.
Notice today when you feel the urge to say I’m sorry. Pause first + ask yourself, “am I really? Or am I just afraid to step into a higher version of myself?” .
Love to all of you showing up, peeling back the layers, and learning a new way. ❤️