• Natasha Durel

My promise around growth

🌿 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡 🌿• here’s my promise around it:

I see the art, the passion, the movement, the shift that you are trying to make within yourself. Instead of questioning it, your sanity, and really anything about you- I’m going to show up for it and love it with all that I've got. I’m going to honor your growth and create a solace, a deep acceptance for it to happen instead of holding you to the standard of what you’ve been. If your growth makes me uncomfortable in any way, I promise to take that in, to heal it within myself, and challenge my own growth. 𝐈’𝐦 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐈’𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐭. I’m not going to make small hits, slights, or remarks that could even insinuate anything 𝐁𝐔𝐓 my passionate support for who you are as a human being and everything that you are trying to do. I promise to always build you up. I promise to make you better. And I promise to commit to always doing better for myself as well.

My intention and hope for what I see is to see a world and society more and more that embraces and seeks out opinions that we don't agree with as we work past our own confirmation bias. Out of that comfort zone, I hope that we can put ourselves in a position that offers transparency, creates a safe place to speak up, and offers growth and opportunity to shift and change positions or standpoints without shame or embarrassment. I believe We are in need of more listening and more curiosity. I believe that it is through connection we can offer understanding and change.

My promise is to seek out truths beyond what I may know, to align and act within my values at all times as I listen and offer opportunities for shift and growth through my questions and my expressions towards positions that I may not agree with. And lastly, I promise to not be silent or play small anymore but to use my voice to express my truth.