At The Womb Room MKE, we are working on defining who we are and how we intend to move while occupying that space as well as through our broader community. One of the statements we are exploring goes like this:
"We embrace the broken, messy, vulnerable, awkward, uncertain, confused, anxious and real in ourselves and others with intention, love and grace."
This is a personal value of mine. I formed the words around it because it says something about what we want to be true at The Womb Room. Personally, this sentiment informs many of my choices and relationships. But, friends, it is HARD to show up and set my self aside in order to live this intention. It is brutal. And it has taken me a LONG time to even be able to claim this as my heart. Because I fail. Constantly.
But that's why it's so important to keep making the effort. To keep showing up. Owning it. Because we need it. We need to be met where we are. We need to be heard. We need to be seen. We need to be loved at our worst so that we can feel safe enough to grow through the challenges of life and emerge better for conquering them.
I feel like this statement, "We embrace the broken, messy, vulnerable, awkward, uncertain, confused, anxious and real in ourselves and others with intention, love and grace," resonates with the people I've shared it with because the behaviors that would make it true are so rare. And if that's the case, it breaks my heart.
So what does it look like to embrace the messy stuff of life? In my own self? In yourself? In someone else? Let's dig a little deeper. Tell me what it would look like for someone to embrace the *real* you.