There's something powerful about the statement above. I read it for the first time (at least in recent history) on Saturday while at a workshop I attended this weekend. And it hit me like a ton of bricks.
I mean, I broke down in tears ton of bricks.
Far too often, we are in situations in which we feel powerless. We feel as if we aren't in control. Like nothing is ever going to change. Like we are stuck in our situations. Like where we are at that moment is it...that's all there is for us.
The beauty of life is that we can change our situations at any given moment! We literally have the power to make all the necessary changes we need to create our own stories, our own endings! Where we are in life DOES NOT have to be the end all, be all.
But do you know what stops us from doing this? Why we spend YEARS stuck in a story that is making us unhappy?
It all comes down to one word.
F. E. A. R.
We are so afraid of change. Terrified of it actually. We like the familiar. We like easy. We don't want to make waves, so to speak.
So we suck it up. We pretend like everything is okay. We wear masks to show the world just how okay we are. The perfect mother mask. The perfect life mask. The perfect business mask. The "I have it all together" mask.
While on the inside, we are MISERABLE. We cry ourselves to sleep. We make ourselves sick. We have addictions. We LIE to ourselves.
And seriously, how much fun does that sound?
I can promise you, no matter how hard it seems, it is 100% possible to move past the fear and change the ending of your story.
Yes, it takes courage. It takes acknowledging that you are unhappy about the situation you're in. And that, in and of itself, is often the hardest step.
But it IS possible.
So where do you feel stuck? Do you feel unhappy in your situation? Do you cry yourself to sleep at night?
Do the hard work to figure out WHY you are feeling this way. And then do the hard work to change the ending of your story.
All summer long, I thought where I was was my story...that this was how it ended. That I had to stay in the same situation. That I was stuck.
It wasn't until just recently and even more so this past weekend that I realized I have it 100% in my power to change the ending of my story. That where I was this summer WAS NOT the end of my story! And when that realization hit, everything changed.
The world really is my oyster and I'm going to take full advantage of starting over and being able to do what I want.
I took the power back. And I'm excited for the new ending of my story. What about you?
Have a beautiful week!
With love and wellness,