There have been so many people coming to me lately about the many inevitable challenges of life (I have had no shortages of that myself), and if you are one of them then just know you are not alone…and if you are waiting on a sign, this is it. You see, others may break you down temporarily, but your inner strength will always allow you to rise back up again, stronger than ever. Never forget you have this strength, let it make you full of fire and let your passion burn brighter than your fear.
So many of us have the ability to be strong enough for the journey, but such few can understand that it is IN the journey that you become strong. And that is where your freedom lies. Freedom resides in the power to never let anyone else control what hurts you or what determine your happiness. It is the ability to live in alignment with the sweet solitude of independence in a world run by the expectations of others.
If you want to fly, you have to let go of the things that weigh you down. Very little is needed to make you happy; in fact, nothing can actually make you happy…getting what you want simply pacifies you momentarily, but regardless of your circumstances you will either choose to be happy or not. The day your life will change is the day you realize that life is too short to keep the keys to your joy in someone else’s pocket.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again because it’s that’s important: happiness is a personal decision each of us must make every day and work on to practice and perfect just like anything else in life. If you are in a dark place right now, I promise you it is not permanent and it is not out of your control. You are never what happened to you, you are what you choose to become. The peace and answers you are searching for are always inside of you despite whatever outward circumstances you may be facing.
In this coming year, the most important resolution you can set for yourself is to work on the relationship that you have with yourself. Let go of the doubts and fears and naysayers, and let the light you have inside of you shine brighter than ever before. Wake up each morning grateful for what you do have, ambitious to attain your goals and dreams, and let go of anything that doesn’t serve you. 2018 will be your year- it will be our year- and I’m right here with you on this crazy journey.
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson