She was a very strong and courageous woman.
She had a very difficult life and she had to learn to be tough in order to survive in a world made by men. In the world outside, she had to keep a rough and strong image.
Despite all the harsh situations she had to face, her loving and kind nature was kept very deep into her soul.
She had a big heart and her compassion was evident when she helped other people in need, whether they were a friend or a perfect stranger, to her they all deserved compassion.
She did not show that aspect of her personality very often. She preferred that part of her being well hidden from the external world. She thought that way she would be more protected from the predators, as she used to call all those people who approached her to take advantage of her, or at least, that´s what she thought.
But, one day, a man came and began to change her world. She mistrusted him at first, as usual. But after some time, all her protection shields were off.
This man convinced her that she had no need to be strong or to defend her own view. After all, he was there to protect her from the cruel external world.
And she believed him.
She gave him total control of her life, she forgot about her own strength, and after a while, she learnt to be reliant on him on every aspect of her life.
But one cold and rainy day, he left.
He took his things and protection with him and she was left once more, alone in her darkness.
She had to gather her pieces together again, and began trying to remember who she really was. She yielded all her power to someone else. That person was not able to handle it, but never gave it back to her either.
She had to call back her inner dragon back to life, but it was a very hard work to do. She regretted to have allowed her nature to be blocked and forgotten.
She felt alone and abandoned but, in the end, she realised that her true colours were stronger and more real than the outside appearances. And after that lesson, and a harsh path, she was able to look at herself back on her feet once more.
Probably his only mission in her life, was to teach her to keep control of her true nature again. Maybe that was the only way she could have learnt that lesson.
But from now on, she will feed her inner dragon every day, she will be true to her soul and keep control of her strength as much as possible.
Today, she is smiling once more.
No matter what, never slay the true you for anyone else, they might leave someday, but you will be your only partner for the rest of your life. Allow yourself to be authentic.
Do it because of you…