These past few weeks have been pretty rough on me. At the end of September, I had a knee replacement; I now have two bionic knees. It was the beginning of putting an end to a lot of misery and pain I have suffered for many years.
This year has been a year full of challenges, stress, love, and adventure. I have never been more happy and sad all at the same time. I have never been more stressed and pleased at the same time. I have never been more brave, adventurous, and giving as I have this year.
It's scary to think, no matter what it is that I have been through, I am always ready for what's to come. I take everything thing on full steam ahead no matter what. I am not afraid to take steps forward even though it may hurt me in the end. I am not scared to take on new challenges and tasks without knowing how to do it. I find that who I am is someone who truly is up for anything.
Today's inspiration is so powerful I had to share it with all of you. I have been through so much in my life, and I continue to face challenges every day. Sometimes I feel like I will never have what I have been working so hard to achieve, but that fire deep down inside me continues to burn. I know that no matter what comes before me, I am strong enough to handle it. I know that I am so much stronger than I give myself credit.
It's not easy being me, and I am sure it is not easy being you. However, when we continue to go through our journey, we do it from a power context. Most of us will not achieve what we so desire because we are stuck in our heads. We are listening to the defeated conversations inside of our heads from our Ego. We are not seeing the bigger picture of what is going on. We see things from a wounded perspective, not an empowering context.
When you give power to the failure, to the broken relationship, to the lost job, to missed opportunity, you create a conversation of "You are not Worthy." You then start to get down on yourself and begin to say horrible things about who you are. Your mind will take you spiraling down to being self-loathing, and it will be hard to build yourself back up quickly.
However, when you look at a situation or an event from a "what am I learning perspective," you will develop a positively powerful mind. You will always see things from a different perspective, a way to grow and learn, and come from a place of gratitude. When you are grateful for all that you have learned, you will succeed in ways that will change your whole world. It is a place where accomplishments you have, are not easy but are so worth the sacrifices you had to go through. You look at yourself in the mirror and say, "Dam, I Did That." You will start to come from a perspective, anything is possible; you may have the fear, but it will not stop you.
Your mind is your own, do what you will with it. When you chose to live from an empowering context, you will not accept anything other than a different way of being. You may still feel bad, or sad, or even sorry for yourself for a minute or two...but you will wipe your tears and say, "This is not my story," and create the story you truly want.
Live today, my friends, as if your whole life depends on it. Don't live in a world that leaves you feeling bad about yourself in any way. Choose to live powerfully no matter what is happening in your life. Learn to let go of the past and turn your present and future into the experience that leaves you feeling the most powerful you have ever felt.