You Have The Right To Be Here

You have a right to be here.
You don’t need to ask permission.
No pre-emptive apologies required.

There is no entry fee or degree.

You have a right to be here.
To speak your mind. To share your art.
To hold a difference of opinion.

No need to achieve expert status first.
You are already an expert to all the souls
who have yet to cross the bridges you have.

You have a right to be here.
To show your work. To take a seat at the table.
To learn from those you admire
and to be of service to those who admire you.

Build a rich relationship with your fears.
Hold them close and look them in the eye
until you see they’re just little kids in the night
frightened of a non-existent boogey man.

You have a right to be here.
With all of your uncertainties, flaws, secrets and regrets.
This is what makes you human.
This is why your place at the table is so important.
Leave your perfection out in the cold night.

Bring in your empathy, curiosity and gifts.
Bring in your unbridled enthusiasm to do something
worth getting excited for and come take your place ‘round the fire.
You have a right to be here.

Feel immediate relief from toxic people, draining situations, a future of unfulfilling work, and unnecessary guilt!