Burn that Boat!

12 Mar

Every week or so, Danielle LaPorte asks a Burning Question designed to make you stop and think: “Why am I doing this? Why do I want that? What will happen if I don’t do that?”

I’m a bit late because this is last week’s question (ahem), but anyway here it is:

what boat do you need to burn? a testimony to your future

To tell the truth, I think a part of me was resisting writing this post. Because the question went straight for my solar plexus. Because it smacked me upside the head and said “Otiti, you HAVE to stop doing this!”, then gathered me in for a hug and promised it would be OK. Notice how long it’s taking me to say what damn boat I’m burning?

(Inhale). Here goes.

I’m burning the boat of needing. I’m burning the boat of need. I’m turning into ash the concept that I need x to do y before I can be happy and/or fulfilled.

I need you to love me so I can validate my self-worth.

I need you to cut me some slack so I can feel better about myself.

I need to drop a dress size or two so I can feel really sexy.

Not anymore.

I choose to love me as I am and know my self-worth is immeasurable.

I choose to show up and do the work. No excuses. No handicaps.

I choose to be foxy right now, dammit, because there’s no such thing as the perfect weight or figure for all women; there’s only the perfect weight for me.

Need is an insidious thing. It swallows your power and makes you dependent on external factors + influences to be on top of your game. Ironically, it’s also a safe zone because you know exactly what you’ll get when you do certain things. Only problem is, it’s never really enough, is it? You’ll always need more. And more. And more.

Clutching need like a life raft ends today. It ends here. It ends now.

I need nothing. I have everything.

And you? What boat are you gonna burn?


4 Responses to “Burn that Boat!”

  1. Miss Rugbere 13/03/2012 at 01:47 #

    Spoken like a Diva…
    Ma fav line is “I choose to be foxy right now, dammit…” hehehe

  2. Deborah Lighthart, Founder FWO 13/03/2012 at 05:01 #

    You hit so way home for me again! You are my hero! I am dancing in your words & feeling so free. You spoke to my soul & gave me wings tonight. Thank you for all that you are. Sooooo much Love to you!

  3. Otiti 13/03/2012 at 13:16 #

    You know it! 😉 Thanks for reading, sugar.

  4. Otiti 13/03/2012 at 13:18 #

    Yay!! I'm so happy to hear it! 😀 Freedom is delicious, no? You are most welcome! Much love to you too, dear heart. 🙂

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