I watched "He Named Me Malala" last night. What an amazing, eye-opening and inspiring documentary about the girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for standing up for girls' educational rights. Everybody else was fearful of saying anything against the intruders into their village for fear of being killed. But, at one point in the movie, Malala says you come to a point where you either have to stand up or stay in silence. And, so she stands up and sends her voice out into the world.
Don't we all, at some point in our lives, arrive at that same place? Where we have to either stand up and be true to our own voice and our heart or make the choice to continue being silent?
I like the line from Birdy's Let it All Go song, "But if we're strong enough to let it in, we are strong enough to let it go".
Isn't that a great line? If we are strong enough to have coped with, suffered through, lived to tell about...we also embody the strength to release it all back out to the Universe.
Is there something that causes you suffering, angst, guilt, remorse, pain? Stand up like Malala for your own heart and let it all go. Hanging on to that stuff simply silences you. It stagnates you.
"I don't want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up." Malala Yousafzai
To listen to your heart find some stillness. Do not let fear (of change, of other's reactions, of other's opinions) be the source from which you live and make decisions. Embrace change. Hope for hope. Allow your voice to be the advocate for your heart.
"I say I am stronger than fear." Malala Yousafzai