There are stories we tell ourselves that do not serve our highest good.
These stories… I bet you have an idea of what I’m talking about… can make you feel small, disempowered, isolated.
Maybe your “story” is “I’m not good enough.” or “I can’t manage money.”, “I can’t get anything done.”, “I hate my body.”, “I’m too old.”, “I’m too young.”, “I’ll never have a healthy relationship.”
Those tired, old stories suck.
Suck the life, the creativity, the hope out of you, if you let them.
These stories may or may not have been true at one point in your life, but they are certainly not a permanent definition of who you are.
So, here’s a take.
Drop the crappy, old story.
See what happens.
What if today when you hear that story start to play in your head…
You drop it?
You blithely break it and toss it away?
You laugh, kick it in the pants and send it squealing?
What happens next?
What if in that moment you feel your mind turning right down that same dark alley, you pause and turn left toward something new and different?
Now, I’m not saying this to minimize challenges. In fact, we free up quite a bit of energy to take on challenges by breaking this pattern of self-abuse.
Does it sound like this might be shared from personal experience?
Well, it is. I love/d my crappy, old stories.
When we keep them, running like movies in the background of our lives, we leave little space to create new ones.
This person that you feel you can become will arrive on the scene more fully when you create some space.
“Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Hellen Keller
YOU are that worthy purpose.
Keep it light.
Drop it, don’t engage with it. Try today.
Grateful to walk together,
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