Before we dive in....can we talk about the scary stuff that we need to remove before we can practice courage, compassion, and connection?
Before we talk courage....can we practice letting go of what other people think?
Before we talk compassion...can we practice setting boundaries and saying 'no' ? Can we say no even if it means disappointing someone?
Before we talk connection...can we practice self-acceptance?
This is very hard to do. We have to first stand up to 'not good enough', to fear and shame. Then we will have easier time to be seen and known.
It is after we deal with shame and fear, we can let go of what people think, set boundaries, and accept ourselves as we are.
The first little step may be to start loving yourself. What does it mean? You treat yourself as you would treat your best friend. You are your best friend.