Archive for August, 2012
I must be the biggest, strongest, loudest, and most unrelenting advocate and driver of my dreams. If I am not for myself, then who will be? Today I will rally my cause and will stand up for those things that I most desire in life.
Every moment I spend giving heed to my doubts, worry, insecurities, and past missteps, I degrade the wonder that I can bring to my future. Today I refuse to rob my future of the wonderful things that I can bring to it. Today I focus on only the good in my life.
I was just thinking about my life and all that I’ve accomplished. Overall, I have a good life and appreciate every moment of it. I also recognize, though, that the difficult times – especially the times when I was scared, lonely, and defeated – are an integral part of who I’ve become and of the life I’ve created. Today I give thanks for all of the experiences in my life, especially those that helped me find my inner strength.
We often have instinctive responses to new situations, telling us we are safe and that the situation is good or that the situation is not safe and that we should flee. Unfortunately, we sometimes dismiss these instinctive responses, because we want a particular situation to be good and positive even when there are signs it is not. Today I promise to quiet my internal voices long enough so that I can receive these instinctive responses.
If I had my life to live over again, I would do some things differently. I would laugh more, cry more, worry less, and take bigger risks. I would believe more in miracles, faith, and myself. I would walk in the rain more and care less about how I looked when I did. But mostly I would love more – without hesitation and without reservation. Since I can’t go back, I can only do these things from this point forward. Today I choose to live more.