A sense of belonging is a human need, just like food and shelter. However this sense of belonging often has us searching for confirmation that we don't belong from people, things and culture. We are constantly searching the crowd for evidence that we are not enough (Brene,2017). This struggle to 'fit in' starts to build defensive fortified walls in order to survive the pain. These walls over time create fear, distrust, shame and hatred.
True Belonging is a practice of beliving in and belonging to YOURSELF so profoundly that you then share that self with the world around you. Where you find peace in both being part of something and standing apart. This Belonging does not require you to change who you are, rather it requires you to embrace who you were meant to be (Brown, 2017). However this takes great courage, it takes stripping down those fortified walls and being open to possible threats. Yes there is great risk in this True belonging but the reward is so much greater. #breakingdownwalls #truebelonging #belonging #hope #shame #fear #fittingin #compassion #counselling #bravingthewilderness #love #selfbelief #humanity #strength #strongbacksoftfront #courage #bethechangeyouwanttoseeintheworld