Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we give up our power to someone else who has a stronger personality, thus we are not equal contributors to the relationship. Or we find ourselves just following the crowd instead of speaking our truth. In relationships, it helps to be aware of this so that we do not find ourselves trying to control, manipulate, seduce or judge each other. The phrase, "it's my way or the highway" has no place in a loving relationship.
When each person accepts each other as an individual and acknowledges their authenticity, then there is respect and space for each other to flow and grow in their power. If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable when one is speaking their truth instead of being allowing and supportive, then you might look within and ask yourself why am I feeling this way? Why do I feel insecure? If you are, then there is something within that needs to be addressed.
Many marriages, relationships or friendships are struggling because one feels that they have the last say and it has to be their way. Many are living in fear, feel stuck or trapped and see no way out. That is a relationship that's dead, that has no life and is existing only out of necessity or survival. You don't have to live that way. When you are allowed to be you and speak your truth, then you are being truthful with yourself and living in your power. Each one of us is here to experience life in its fullness and until you find yourself free, living in your power you will not be doing what you want to be doing and living out your purpose here now in this time.
1) What does standing in your power or speaking your truth mean to you in your relationships?
2) When you are put down and shut down, how does that make you feel?
3) If you are afraid to speak your truth because of physical, emotional abuse, what do you do?
4) Finally, ask yourself, WHAT DO I WANT, WHAT DO I WANT?
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