Too many times this is what we do. It's almost like we are on auto-pilot thinking, because it has become such a normal connection for us. An easy way out. If things aren't working today or in our life in general, it's got to be because of something that happened in our past. And although there more than likely is a connection and some truth to this statement, to simply throw our present and future up in the air and blindly blame the past without even taking responsibility for the things that we did and didn't do to allow the past to be what what it is would be like closing our eyes to the absolute truth.
Come on now, there were choices that we were given, decisions to be made that again were ours to make. Roads to walk down and opportunities that presented them self that we may have simply chosen to look the other way on or ignore completely. All of these things and more helped create our past which is connected to our today, our present, and ultimately effects our future.
So lets take a moment a be honest with our self. Have there been times or do we typically blame other people and factors outside or our self? It's important to understand that ALL problems are rooted inside of us. Even the blocks that appear to be outside of us are only reflecting back an issue we have inside that we have not yet owned. Once we address and say hello to our inner issue, the outer situation no longer troubles us. The emotional charge that once was, is no longer. Our attitude and perspective changes.
AN EXERCISE: Ask your self the question 'What holds you back from being and doing more?' In your journal, list what you believe is holding you back. You more than likely will be very surprised at some of what comes up :) Be completely open and honest with your self. After all this is for you, for your benefit and it's a great way to start a new relationship with your self.
Remember, we step into our power when we choose to accept responsibility for our lives. This creates an extremely powerful happening.
And so I will leave you with one last quote from Roger Dawson, 'The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song.'
Don't let this become your theme song!
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In Truth, Kathleen