If you know me for any length of time, you will quickly realize that I am a strong person. I have taken pride in the fact that I keep my body strong, my will in place and my ability to care for myself at the top of my priority list. I care enough about others to avoid being a burden to them due to my lack of being present in my own life. Someone once told me that I can't "will" everything into existence. My response to them was, "Why not?" But here's the deal............sometimes "being" strong is a way to avoid vulnerability which in turns keeps us from intimacy. If everyone around me believes that I am strong enough, that I can handle everything that Life, God or the Cosmos throws at me, then I have done a wonderful job of avoiding being vulnerable. As i have gotten wiser, I have realized that I don't have to lay my soul and vulnerabilities out for everyone to trample on, I just need a few people in my life that I can trust with those precious commodities. For me to believe that I can be there for others, and not allow others to be there for me - well that just creates an imbalance in the soul universe. The people I have in my life are of my own choosing. It is my responsibility to choose well. As a wise woman recently said to me, The Universe has got your back. Trust in it.