“Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.” - Martina Navratilova
Labels are extremely powerful things to place on people.
They can have both a positive or negative effect.
I know many people who find labels comforting and I can appreciate why. But I’ve personally always struggled with the concept of labels. I find them unnecessarily restrictive. I believe it’s a way to point out our differences. This could be seen as a cause for celebration but it’s often a way for people to compartmentalise you, so you make more sense to them.
But the thing is… when you point at someone, you are also physically pointing three fingers at yourself.
You’re essentially saying “You’re like this and I’m not like that”.
“I am this, so I can’t be that”.
“And because of this, I can’t do that”.
But what if we lived in a world where we didn’t need to find comfort in labels? What if we accepted that our humanity is impossible to quantify?
When we stop placing limits on who we are, we become limitless.
When we are not confined to a label, we can allow ourselves to spill over the edges of limitations.
“I am not strong”. Is that true? Because I think you’ve placed a full stop on a sentence that isn’t finished. Could you be strong if you worked on improving your strength?
I let the “dyslexia” label limit me for far too long. But now I allow myself to write every day.
On Team Meg Method, we ditch the labels and we make space for authenticity. We make space for nuances. We make space for curiosity. We make space for growth. We make space for connection.
Because this will also change. You will also change.
And when it comes to labels or love? I’ll choose love every time.
Come as you are. You’re always welcome on our team ❤️
Big love, Meg 💛✨