This was originally published March 23rd, 2021.
My integrity no longer means keeping others out, my integrity now means finding connection with others while feeling secure enough in who I am not to be threatened by other’s difference or growth.
I no longer enact a pattern of bending to fit others better or needing the validation of others to know I am okay.
Therefore I am not afraid of being taken advantage of.
Therefore I do not need to be rigid to protect my sense of identity.