Totally relate…so much of the work I have done in ACA combined with a gifted therapist relates directly. Namaste
I feel a special affinity with the Least Bittern.
This guy is often described as “elusive”, and his camouflage and furtive behaviour make him one of the toughest birds to spot in the wild. The least bittern hangs out in wetland marshes, and he freezes in place with his bill pointing up when startled. Sometimes he even sways to resemble the wind-blown reeds, becoming nearly invisible to predators (not to mention intrusive photographers!).
I almost walked right past this one:
Why do I identify with this bird?
I, too, have often felt invisible. For a big chunk of my life, I played the role of a timid wallflower, doubting my beauty, strength and talents. Wanting to hide, yet all the while craving attention and validation. (Hang out in any 12-Step room, and you’ll hear the same recurring theme.)
I remember when I first read this passage by Marianne Williamson in her…
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