The ever thought provoking Jamie Ridler asks "What do you wish to dare?" This my friends is a good one, especially since most of the time my thought pattern is..."I wouldn't dare do/say/etc." And why shouldn't I? I know why I don't dare, it's out of fear of what others will think/say/do about me. I'm always trying to please others, be who they want me to be, do what they want me to do, say what they want me to say, think what they want me to think....You get the picture. And I'm tired of it! I just can't seem to break the cycle though, I feel weak and powerless to break it.
But if I could muster the strength, courage and energy to do so...I would:
Dare to be myself, to be me (who ever that is)
Dare to speak my mind.
Dare think my own thoughts.
Dare to stand up for myself (and others as deemed necessary).
Dare to follow my dreams.
Dare to dress how I want.
Dare to live my life my way.
Dare to believe in what I want to believe in.
Dare to fight for/support the causes I want to stand for.
Dare to write what I want to write, my way, my style...not caring if I do more telling than showing right now.
Dare to follow my path where ever it may lead, be it pagan, Wiccan, Druid, eclectic.
Dare to trust again.
Dare to love freely.
What's your dare? Feel free to challenge me with a dare if you care...I am sure it will help me find myself and help me to be free to be ME.