Another huge thank you to my sister (in soul and law) Trish for the heads up on this awesome lady.
I had never heard of Glennon Doyle Melton until now but what a discovery.
Glennon is the author of Love Warriors, a #1 New York Times bestseller, she is also an activist and public speaker and the founder and president of Together Rising.
Her story began at the tender age of 10 yrs old when she became bulimic, from there she spiraled into a life of alcohol and drugs. Only when she discovered she was pregnant did she accept the invitation (her words) to change her life around. She married and went on to have two more children, becoming a widely followed blogger and author on relationships when, ironically, as life so often is, she discovered her husband had been unfaithful throughout their marriage and, once again, hit rock bottom.
From that place that so many of us run or try to numb away, Glennon went in and felt every moment, every emotion.
In this video, Glennon explains how she took inventory as the shocking news gradually sunk in. A tool that we could all benefit from when trying to take stock of our lives. Or as Glennon explains, when we have been evicted from our old life and forced into a new one.
Glennon wrote two lists, the things she had no way of knowing, like: would her marriage survive this bombshell and would her kids be okay.and the things she knew.
Would her marriage survive this bombshell and would her kids be okay?
The other list was things she knew,
Have I survived rock bottom before & do I have the people I need around me to get through.
Asking questions like this help us clearly define what we can do, what is within our power that can help us heal, there is little we can do about the unknown but be aware.
There were just so many golden moments in this interview Being A Love Warrior, with Marie Forleo. I took pages worth of notes. I want to share them all but would much rather you watch the video. It is truly empowering and soul enriching.
Glennon speaks often about how rock bottom is a gift. I know that gift as I have been there and experienced all the darkness. What I learned is that the darkest moments of my life turned out to be jam packed and splitting at the sides with invaluable lessons, with new perspectives and a whole new appreciation for life, love, and kindness. Our soul’s lessons don’t happen nearly as much through the happy times, we grow when we’re out in the trenches feeling it all, feeling naked and completely along with our sorrow.
As Glennon says (and I completely agree), ‘We think pain is something to be healed, something to be fixed, the second we feel pain we think we did something wrong, we think it’s a mistake, we need to get over it or get rid of it, numb it, give it to someone else. When someone is unkind to you it’s just because they didn’t know how to be still with their pain so they just pass it on to you.’
On that note, I will hand you over to this very wise woman and let her pour her knowledge over you. I can almost guarantee much will seep into your soul and empower you..
I can’t wait to read her books.
Stay in the moment, until tomorrow,