Love Doesn’t Call For Your Silence

I've always had trouble with shut your mouth and keep quiet … or the colorful Cuban saying, “Los ñiños hablan cuando las gallinas mean” the equivalent of Children should be seen and not heard.⠀⠀
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There were times when I couldn't speak or I'd suffer the consequences. Today those consequences are different. If I don't speak I'm one of the legions of women who've been cowed into submission by fear and feeling less than. I know this is NOT true.⠀
Even though I've experienced violence and repression – and what woman hasn't – I will not turn a blind eye to it. I will not succumb to a less than version of me or my Life. ⠀

Love doesn't call for your silence.

It does not forego loving yourself for others. This is not love. This is not true.⠀⠀
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I am one voice but I am my voice. If I will not speak for me who will? So … there's risk in being YOU, in speaking true. Life is risk!! What's the alternative, darlings? Would you rather live as a wisp of who you are? Do you want to dampen your light and your joy and exist as a mere shadow of yourself? ⠀⠀
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Today you can let go of what you've been told and discover for yourself what's true. ⠀
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It's scary to be true, to be you. It's also exciting. You can feel what's true in your body. It wants to be free. It wants to be known. ⠀⠀
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I've been listening to the still small voice for some time now. It's responsible for the growth in my world and the truth in my writing.⠀⠀
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I'm sharing how I came to own my voice on my friend Shann Vander Leek's Goddess Talk Sessions. Listen in …

 

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Adela Rubio

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Adela Rubio

Adela Rubio writes and speaks on awakening your creative essence with the power of collaboration and community. She’s hosted 20+ Women’s Writing Circles, 30-Day Adventures, and Telesummits.