When I read this quote it spoke so deeply to me. You see, for the first 40 years of my life, this wasn’t a quote… it was my life. I truly lived trying so hard to please everyone else that I didn’t even know who I was. What I did know is that when I was alone, I felt very sad and empty inside, and I always worried about absolutely everything in my life. I questioned all the events that had taken place that day and would replay the day over and over again in my head, which made me feel worse. I was always on a downward spiral.
I hit a brick wall emotionally one evening and cried for hours. I believe that was the first time I turned within instead of outwardly for guidance. God was there, had always been there. I was so disconnected to that still small voice within, that I wasn’t aware that I had everything within me to change the way I lived.
That night was my first awakening experience. I started to believe in myself for the first time in 40 years! I would look in the mirror and tell myself that I am worthy, I am loved, and I am enough! It took a while for me to truly believe it, however after saying it over and over again, I began to believe it.
When I stopped living my life from an objective perspective, and began living from the subjective perspective, that is when everything changed. A dear friend of mine once told me, “It’s better to be respected than liked.” I would play these words over and over in my mind as it gave me strength in making decisions. Making sure that I stayed in the subjective state of mind as I was learning to move forward with my eyes open to the fact that I am special and that I do matter.
Grateful to share that I’ve been on this beautiful spiritual journey for 15 years now, and also very thankful that I am who I am today. My heart is filled with great peace and love.
Fast forwarding to 2016, as my 55th birthday is approaching, I am so very thankful and grateful for the many spiritual awakenings and deep-seated faith that I now have, and will continue to experience on my spiritual path. I have a constant desire to learn and grow every day, and with every breath I take I want to live in alignment with God and owning my power. It’s our birthright, our legacy and a gift from above. Today I honor who I am and I am filled with so much love and great joy for where my journey has lead me thus far and look forward to my continual advancement on my spiritual voyage.
If you are living your life trying to please everyone else, I truly hope you will claim your strength that is within you and start living life for you. Everything will open up in a bright new way, and you will really start living. Hope is where dreams begin. Let your dreams become reality for you. You are worthy, you are loved, and you are enough!
With much love,