Inspire Me Today | July 15 2012
When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible. ~ Tina Lifford
I am unapologetically optimistic about everything, because life is too short to do otherwise.
This thing called life is the best invention ever! Sure, it has had me on my knees a few hundred times but every time, I get up a better more capable me.
There have been many times when I wanted things to be different than how they were… not anymore! Now I take life as it comes. I have finally caught the hang of it: I expect life to show up being life – full of stuff! And I don’t take any of the stuff personally.
It took me a long time to realize circumstances rarely hurt. What hurts is the story I make up about the circumstances. Something happens. But instead of saying this or that happened and acknowledging how I feel about it, I use to go one step further and create an “against me” interpretation of the facts.
For example, that my parents got divorced is a fact. That that meant they did not value me is an “against me” interpretation of that fact.
I was shocked when I took a deeper look into to my past and realized that at the core of my most painful experiences the facts were never against me. The facts were just the facts. However, in every case, my interpretations of the facts were always against me.