“I am enough today: tomorrow I will automatically be more; it’s inevitable – you cannot learn today without being more tomorrow.”
We hope a little every day about almost everything, it is human to be hopeful….hope for a job, health, wealth, success, love, family, a friend, a home, etcetera. You get the idea; we as a human race hope.
Hope is a vehicle that can propel us from one place to another. It can be that which sends us to depression. It is a definition, a perception, and/or a belief. How we act and react determines where hope takes us. We must understand we have a vision for hopes outcome and there are times hope is answered different than our predetermined plan. Our ability to accept the paths we are directed to or adapt with a new choice…a new hope…sends us too new heights or new depths.
So to everyone I HOPE we have minds open enough to accept hope however it takes shape in our lives. Happy New Year!
It rises from the ashes of the negative,
the negative emotions we hold within ourselves,
the thoughts turned belief that self-sabotage;
Hold them for your moment-
acknowledge them to be aware,
feel them to experience,
use them to learn,
and at the end of the moment set them free;
Allow your self to hold only the positive,
giving your soul a gift of peace and light,
you will mope through life, missing it’s beauty, opportunities, and balance.
I am stuck in life, spinning controllably nowhere. Holding on with a white-knuckled grip – one foot in the past and one trying to step toward living for myself. My thoughts, a bundle of high intensity emotions, dictate my decisions. These emotions create a false sense of what my needs are; instilling a fear of change. In an attempt to find my way out of this dark redundant place I must decipher between what is glittery and what is substantial. All that glitters is not golden.
Trauma of loss opened my soul and somehow I became lost. Everything materialistic and every part of the person I was began to fall away. I was left with a shell of a person with barely any belongings; stripped of anything resembling the life I had. My emotions helter skelter began controlling my life. Hastily made decisions, fear of changes, and a death grip on anything and everyone left in my life.
I know I have to acknowledge every emotion coursing through my body so it too can be let go and set me free. So, I finally began listening to myself; decipher which feelings are true to me or which are ego driven and ingrained from past experiences. Because of this all, I am desperate for support and familiarity. The end result threatened me in becoming a person I knew I would never be happy being. I have found my bottom; the cold place filled with fears, insecurities, loneliness, and uncertainties.
It is from this place of shadows I gaze upward looking for glittery splatters of light. I loosen my grip and become comfortable within my shadows. These shadows from my past and beliefs of my present teach me… some things must be let go and others must be looked at from a new angle. It was from this new angle, the bottom looking up, I began to see life is always changing, the slate becomes clean, and new opportunities are always ahead of me – if I just allow the changes.
In this moment of profound clarity I discovered the only people or things I truly need are the ones whose memories bring a tear and a smile. It is in this enlightened awareness, I see that this is ‘the gold that glitters in my life’.
Change is an endless end and beginning;
Imagination fuels the flow of everything in between.
Look at your world …eyes wide open.
Feel your emotions…heart triumphant in healing.
Imagine your world…soul commanding over your ego.
Live your life…mindful of your authenticity.
In the mirror who do I see?
The person who is truly me.
Different than the one who faces each day;
With a story of mine,
That is how I am truly defined,
Occasional glimpses I may allow you to see.
Respect me or leave me,
It’s not just a person in the mirror I see.