Have you ever struggled to turn something difficult into something empowering?
I was sitting with a friend the other day – and listening to a long list of struggles and it occured to me –
We have choices about the stories that we tell ourselves-
We can either see ourselves as victims of circumstance or
the heroines of our own drama. . .
A personal example is my recent divorce after 27+ years of marriage.
Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t all been flowers and rainbows, but I’d much rather be where I am today- with my own beautiful place, that’s free from antagonism and lies. And the bonus is that in the process, I’ve learned a boatload about myself- setting clear boundaries, how to be financially responsible, how to ask for and admit I need sometimes.
As a result, I’ve become a freedom fighter (and I imagine that you might be one too!?)
Reflecting back, here’s what stands out-
– Rememberting to ask “what lights me up?”
– Finding my clear YES and my Hell NO (Hint: if it’s not a YES – it’s a NO)
– And accepting that some days are just going to be difficult, to feel it and then remember
“why be unhappy if it can be remedied?” and “what is the use of being unhappy with what cannot be remedied?”
Each moment we are at choice-
what we put in our bodies, who we hang out with and how we spend our time and
how we see ourselves.
What story are you telling yourself? Are you a victim or a victor?
If you’d like to shift that around- let’s talk. Email me at Carrie@KeysToEmpowerment.com to schedule time to take your next steps to juicy aliveness and fearlessness.
I believe in you!