Dawn Skjei Cooley
Because there have been times when shame has crushed our ability to be wholehearted
We let go of who we ought to be and embrace who we are.
Because we have not always had the courage to be imperfect
Because we have struggled to have compassion for ourselves or others
Because we have been afraid of our own vulnerability
Because we are sometimes too scared to live authentically
Because we want to be whole-hearted people, confident in our worthiness and our belonging
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Last updated on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
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