Shed Insecurity

At what point does insecurity subside,
shift into confidence, or are we destined
to infinite life lessons, half-hearted attempts
at moving on, convinced that the past holds
the answers, not willing to admit there is no
going back, and what does that even mean?

We elevate the educated to positions of power,
never questioning the depth of their experience,
nor whether wisdom gained is part of the equation;
what qualifications should someone have to critique
our capabilities, and why let the expectation of other
carve our performances, dictate circumstances that
may or may not couple with our aspirations?

We are creators in our own right: our ideas,
our dreams, all valid testament to our right to be;
we need to speak up when conditions don’t meet
our needs, when obligations exploit or humiliate,
take ourselves seriously, overlook insecurity and
step into the righteousness of our personal path.

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VJ

Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

5 thoughts on “Shed Insecurity”

  1. Honestly, we all get thrown from confidence”s platform from time to time because life always challenges and brings many changes. We change. Gain and lose. Insecurity is a hard feeling but often means there are risks being taken.

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    1. Oh, I like that – “risks (are) being taken”. Thanks for that. I feel like I’ve lived my life apologetically…as if I really wasn’t meant to be. Now approaching 60, I want to be done with that way of thinking.

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  2. Yes! They’re mostly all idiots and yet we give away our power and self worth so many times. This was my favorite:We are creators in our own right: our ideas,
our dreams, all valid testament to our right to be;
we need to speak up when conditions don’t meet
our needs, when obligations exploit or humiliate,
take ourselves seriously, overlook insecurity and
step into the righteousness of our personal path.- speak up and reclaim ourselves. So good.

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    1. Thanks E. I really think this was aimed at myself – feel like i’ve spent my life pleasing others and being hesitant about my own abilities. Almost 60 – time to give that up.

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