Nov 08, 2019 | Your Relationships, Your Self

Catherine A. Wood

How to embrace brokenness to experience true wholeness

I love a good paradox.

A paradox is a statement that seems self-contradictory on the surface, but with further investigation, it may prove to be well-founded or true.

For example here a few paradoxes…

  • Save money by spending it.
  • The beginning of the end.
  • To be and to do.

And my personal favorite, Unbounded Potential. 🙂

I first discovered the term Unbounded in reading through a yogi colleague’s website. I was reading about her practice, and the word popped out of the page at me.

I would hear it in my heart frequently and would find myself naturally letting out a long sigh of relief each time.

It was eventually how I chose the name for my company—Unbounded Potential.

I appreciated the dichotomy and paradox of the two words.

Unbounded is a word that provokes letting go, allowing, releasing, surrendering.

Potential is a word that represents embracing, reaching, going after, striving.

It is not dissimilar than the contrasting power between the divine and the feminine, yin and yang, or the shadow and the light.

We subconsciously know that both are required for balance and wholeness. When it comes to speaking about ourselves, however, we inherently reject the simplicity and power of this principle. It is through the intersection of the two that we become fully expressed in the world.

We are all in search of this elusive state of becoming whole again, achieving the state of becoming unbounded. 

[Keep reading to learn how you can become whole, by embracing your brokenness.]

I have worked with countless clients who struggle with anxiety, codependency, familial dysfunction, obsessive habits, perfectionism, and workaholism to name a few.

Deep down, they have stuffed their emotions—their anger, their sadness, with no place or permission to release it.

The day has come to put down your anvil and stop resisting what persists. 

Journal about your unexpressed anger, sadness, hatred, resentments, judgments.

  • Who are the people in your life that you’ve never given yourself permission to resent or hate?
  • What negative emotions have you never allowed yourself to feel, let alone express?

The irony is in our pursuit of being whole (or unbounded), we resist those areas where we feel the weakest. We put on a Teflon-coated exterior so that others’ words, even if filled with love, will slide off our armor. It’s a coating we manufacture that is made up of our own fears and egoic selves.

Until we can embrace our shadow and light sides, they will own us.

I congratulate you for welcoming your emotions versus feeling wrong for having them. Just as you are deserving of your own self-compassion, forgiveness, and love, you are deserving of your own anger and resentments.

You are allowed to let go and reach at the same time.

You are free to pursue your unbounded potential!

P.S. Stay tuned through the month of November as I’m bubbling with excitement to release my project management tool that has helped my business reach new levels of potential in the past several years. Stay tuned for more info!

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