6 Things I Learned About Empowerment
“And another one bites the dust
But why can I not conquer love?
And I might’ve got to be with one
Why not fight this war without weapons?
And I want it and I wanted it bad
But there were so many red flags
Now another one bites the dust
And let’s be clear, I trust no one”
1. Be Self-Reflexive
“You did not break me
I’m still fighting for peace”
4. Self-Worth and Inner Strength
“Well I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart
But your blade it might be too sharpI’m like a rubber band until you pull too hardBut I may snap when I move close”
5.Strength and Vulnerability
It is okay to be hurt and it doesn’t mean you’re not strong. The blade cutting and the elastic snapping are things done to those objects and not the fault of the objects themselves. People can hurt us but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be vulnerable. The thick skin is protective and the elastic is flexible and they represent your defensive mechanisms. Even your defences have their vulnerabilities.
Build yourself up instead of building up your defences
“And I will stay up through the night
Let’s be clear, I won’t close my eyes
And I know that I can survive
I walked through fire to save my life
And I want it, I want my life so bad
And I’m doing everything I can
Then another one bites the dust
It’s hard to lose a chosen one”Songwriters: Thomas Wesley Pentz, Abel Tesfaye, Andrew Fitzgerald Swanson,and Sia Furler
6.Allow Yourself Time to Process
- Self-Awareness—BE HONEST!
- Practice Vulnerability
- Give Yourself Time to Heal