blog | Jul 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

My Love Letter to those with ADHD

I feel compelled today to give you ADHD minds a reminder of all that you are. There is brilliance that spins in your hurricane brain.  There is a passionate calling each of you have that pulls you down into that calm of hyper focus. That scuba dive of interest that shuts down everything around you and forces you to explore.  My wish for you is that you honor that passion and find a way to bring it to the rest of us who are too busy organizing things into folders and planners often losing the essence and the true spirit, traded for the neat and the labeled.  Let us learn to bow to the passionate that have little need for rows and straight lines, those who prefer to craft and create. Let me suggest that God didn’t call a team meeting or stop by Staples for a new planner before he created the birds and the bees and the trees and us.  Each of us is a Gift from God.  You are not broken, you are not a mistake. You are also a gift, with gifts to share with us. Please don’t let the world tell you differently and stop the creations that burn inside. We need you.

 

I have borrowed a passage from Marianne Williamson to present to you as a love letter.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

 

Please, do not shrink to fit into the sameness, stand tall in your uniqueness.  Sure, take the medicine  that helps you deliver your gifts and see that coach that helps you be a better you. Do these things not in the shame of brokenness, do these things in the name of enabling greatness.

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