Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.
– Maggie Kuhn
Oh, my. This quote resonates with me. I call it vibrating but “shakes” works just as well.
Life keeps whispering to me, “Stay in the conversation.” I was always quick to leave the conversation, not even attempt to use my voice, and, instead, hightail it out of there.
Now, I stay.
It’s not always comfortable. It’s not always pretty or linear or cozy, but it’s real and worth the time to just stay in the conversation, that is, until the conversation is over.
Don’t worry, there’s always another conversation to be had. There’s constant fluidity in this life, movement from one moment to the next, and we are forever given opportunity to embrace what we were afraid to do before.
If I don’t learn today, another opportunity presents itself, if I’m willing. With practice, staying in the conversation has gotten easier, though, I have to say I still don’t look forward to it.
What is a comfort, though, is that I know I can do it. I can use my voice, as well as genuinely listen, and participate and see all of this conversation, if you will, as just good discussion.
There’s always time for that, right?
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