I no longer want to be Better than you

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Guest Blog by Katy Stevenson Wirth

In my heart of hearts,
I no longer want to be
Better than you
Smarter than you
Thinner than you
Prettier than you
Faster than you
Stronger than you
More accomplished than you
More creative than you
A better mother than you
A better friend than you
Better educated than you
ANYTHING more than you.

I want to walk this path
Side by side
In awe of who you are
In awe of what your gifts are
To see you only in love and light
With your beauty shining through
Just as you are.
And I want you to see me the same way.
For I really do love you
Just as you are.
I only thought I had to be better
In order for you to love me.

I drop this cloak of outshining at the gate.
It has been such a heavy burden,
An unnecessary burden
A self imposed burden.
Will you still love me
Being just as I am.
In my heart of hearts,
I know you will.


Katy Stevenson WirthKaty is originally from Hawaii and now calls Boulder, Colorado, home. She is a wife, mother of three grown children, a fiber artist, and works with her husband in the mortgage industry. She loves to hike, bike, swim, golf or just take a walk. She is participating in our Inanna 21 Day Sadhana.




Image credit: Manny Librodo