"I am what I am. I accept myself as I am. I don't need to please other people by pretending to be what I am not. I can never be what I am not. I can only be me, and that's it." –Don Miguel Ruiz
We are all creative beings.
We all create the bits and pieces that are woven together to form our uniqueness. These bits and bits create who we were, who we are, and who we are becoming.
Some of us create relationships, families, beautiful homes, gardens, tasty meals, art, music, photography, poetry, joy, drama, passion, sadness, fear, hope, boundaries, dreams, well-being, sickness, truth, lies, secrets, and promises. The list is infinite.
Each and every one of us begin with a blank canvas. Over time, we splatter many shades of color and depth onto our canvas. Some colors are filled with more light, brightness and joy than others. We also give meaning to our canvas by choosing words and phrases that we believe reflect our true self. Our canvas holds the stories we’ve created, some of them are true, and some are not so true. Yet, as we tell these stories over and over, and over, again, the more these stories appear to be our truth.
Many of our stories (beliefs), tend to drag us down and dim our lights because they are not our true stories. Instead, they are sabotaging thoughts and beliefs we’ve created, or assumed from someone else’s judgments, expectations, or jealousies of us.
These stories all start as our beliefs. Whatever we believe, becomes true for us.
Even though our beliefs create our stories, we have the power to release outdated, self-limiting patterns and thoughts so that we can re-write our story to reflect our greatness, our light, our truth, our authentic selves.
What story are you going to write today?