A Love Letter to My Inner Voice: Choosing Life, Conservation, and Self
I'm taking a moment to express my deepest feelings, my raw truth, and my unwavering commitment to the path that has brought me here, to this very moment. There's an intimacy in this conversation that I've yearned to have with you, and it's time to bare my soul.
You and I have shared an incredible journey, marked by the highs and lows of life, the struggles, the triumphs, and the silent battles that we've fought together. My inner voice, you've been my constant companion, even when I couldn't hear you amidst the noise of the world.
Remember the times when I felt that my voice was stolen from me? I know you do. It was the weight of other people's opinions that silenced me, their judgments that made me doubt my energy, my dreams, and my relentless pursuit of a life where every day is cherished as the precious gift it is. Today, I want you to know that I've broken free from those chains of conformity.
Our world might not always understand us, but that's okay. We aren't here to fit into predefined molds. In fact, it's our very uniqueness that makes us unapologetically ourselves. You see, my inner voice, you're the reason why I've chosen to become a torchbearer for Conservation. You've guided me to a path that challenges societal norms and pushes boundaries. At times, our power can be intimidating to others, as we provoke self-reflection and question the lives they lead.
The emotions that stir within me, I know they can be overwhelming. They're often deemed unconventional by society's standards. But it's precisely these emotions that give me strength. The ability to speak honestly, without restraint, is what empowers me to initiate a profound shift in the world. It's a shift that begins with me and extends to every living being on this planet.
Many wish to have the courage that you and I possess – the courage to confront our past, heal our wounds, and embrace our unique journeys. For some, it's easier to dream than to take action. But it's the action we've taken that sets us apart, that empowers us to walk the path of self-discovery, and that enables us to stand in our authenticity and worth.
This journey is about more than just our voice; it's about being the change we wish to see in the world. It's about choosing life every day, not someday in the distant future. That's why I'm challenging you, and I'm challenging myself – allocate just 30 minutes today. Take action on your voice. Be the change for the Animal Kingdom, because they need us now more than ever.
You might be thinking that it's too late – that our experiences, past relationships, age, and lack of support have already taken their toll. But I'm here to tell you that it's never too late to find or create your life's purpose. Politics alone cannot mend the damage that's been done to our world. It's not a matter of others giving up on us; it's a matter of us giving up on ourselves.
When will we decide that enough is enough, and we deserve the lives we truly desire? It's time to listen to the calls of our families, our friends, and the Animal Kingdom. They're asking us to step up and choose life – to become an integral part of the “Serve the Animals” movement.
We are the trailblazers, the ones who will lead the way to harmony. The intimacy that exists between us can now be shared with the world, as we unite with those who share our vision. Together, we will express our voices through our actions. We'll embrace life and create a ripple effect that touches not just us but also the 1 trillion animals for whom we stand. Are you ready to embrace life?
With unwavering love and commitment, Tanja Andersen
~ The Wilderness Whisper