March 24, 2014

The Sweet Spot of Being Alone. ~ Brandie Smith {Video}

Letting go of perfect

Alone doesn’t mean lonely. Sometimes, we forget that.

I’ve always thought of myself as a lone wolf. I take refuge within the walls of my familiar dwelling, away from my pack.  It is the magical place where I connect with myself and dream my biggest dreams.

When I’m alone, I am fully immersed in my being; my quirkiness; my thoughts; and even the sadness that runs through me and reminds me that I’m alive.

When I’m alone, I honor myself; I love myself; and sometimes, I fight with myself. My spirit battling fiercely to take down my almighty ego.

I dance naked.

I sing at the top of my lungs.

Sometimes, I curl up in a ball on the couch, wrap myself in the thickest armor I can find, and cry until every last tear has found her way out of my body.

But really, the best part about being alone is that I truly allow myself to be vulnerable. And by listening to my soul, I gain the courage to be who I am in the bigger world.

I like that. A lot.

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jessit3 Mar 25, 2014 2:23pm

Lovely poetry in motion!

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Brandie Smith is an INpowerment Coach, writer, teacher, energy healer, and graceful warrior. Her work with clients centers around cultivating and nurturing each individual’s unique gifts and passions to create a brilliant and meaningful life. She feels in her power when she’s creating something, anything, really…relationships, music, change, poetry, art, conversations and laughter. She loves dancing in the mystery, living on the edge, making her own rules and finding beauty in all moments. Some of her favorite things are dark chocolate, red wine, burying her toes in the sand while listening to the waves, playing with her shadow self, finding herself in dark techno music and whiskey. Brandie is currently learning, expanding and growing as an apprentice with elephant journal and Seattle Life Coach Training. You can connect with her on Facebook.