“My dearest Moniqui Darling, I am so grateful for you and how you show up in this world. Your smile and open heart melt everyone who stands in your path, traveling with you, helping people fall in love with themselves is my greatest joy. I’m humbled by your daily commitment to help others see their real self, shedding tears, bursting in laughter, hugging and adoring, opening doors for so many to see that just by truly being who you are, you allow them to see themselves as whole and complete. I’m forever in gratitude for your presence in my life. The definition of vulnerability in my dictionary is: “Monique Darling”.” – Ran Baron
What if your scariest parts, your most unloveable parts, the parts of you that you are certain that if “they” found “this” out, they would want nothing more to do with you? What if you shared them…and “they” loved you more? What if you found that it is harder for you NOT to be you?
I wasn’t always this open. I was born into a narrow minded community in rural America.
I know what it’s like to be afraid. To feel like there is something out there calling to you, answers to questions you are not “supposed to” ask. To be judged by society and community; and to live life closed off because the risks seem too great to really ask for what you want. I have been disowned by family; uninvited to family functions (even funerals); Shunned by long time friends. In the process I found my own chosen family that loved me more for what others had judged unloveable. I found the freedom of being my own unique self and not looking for others approval.
I am passionate about co-creating a world that includes each day consciously choosing to cut the ties to what no longer serves, to hold everyone and every experience in compassion; to loving myself for ALL that I am and in so doing to give those around me permission to do the same. As a result of this way of being in the world, I have been able to create a world that IS. Nothing would bring me greater joy than to witness you do the same. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s the kind of work that makes life easier.
Lets get started…. :
More on very special upcoming events
Come see Lawrence Lanoff and Monique Darling live at upcoming events across the country in 2014. For more information on the next two click here for San Francisco, and here for San Luis Obispo / Southern California
And I am Super Dee Duper Excited to be joining Reid Mihalko in Las Vegas for his first live R10x relationship event. Hope you will join us too for Reid’s one of a kind humor, wit, unique way of putting large size information into small bite size fun pieces. Reid will teach you how to raise your Relationship I.Q. to Genius-Levels. For more information on how to join us : R10x
HERE IT IS proof that I still get nervous and have moments of total shy fan girl over one Reid Mihalko at ReidAboutSex, I SO wanted the “perfect” video, to tell you all how I feel about what he has to offer, and what an opportunity this DEEP weekend will be to dive deep into relationship skills you can use for the rest of your life.
The funny thing is, I think in my vulnerability and scaredness, it shows more than any “perfect” words ever would have, how deeply this man and his teachings, the role model and compass that he has been for me has changed my life, given me permission to dive deeper into all relationships in my life, with me, my lovers, my kids, my amazing workshop attendees, and I am forever grateful
I am super excited to be joining him this Valentine’s in Vegas and I hope you will too!!
Teehee be prepared…. the nerdy, shy, nervous Monique comes out of hiding