By Lisa Meade
Each of us is as unique as our personal story.
No two stories are the same. And even in our personal story, depending upon the perspective, there can be major differences. It is within these perspectives that our power awaits us.
Every relationship—every experience—helps our story take shape and form. Depending on the perspective that we hold about these relationships and experiences we can have a personal story that is fuel for negative thinking and patterns of poor choices or our personal story that can be filled with powerful thoughts and a life filled with growth and expansion.
The very words we speak and think impact this perspective. Words hold tremendous energy. Negative self-talk, labels of shame and blame, angry and hurtful thoughts all create and environment that causes our personal story to become disempowering. We become a victim to the story. We run the risk of being stuck in this story, as it becomes the very quicksand we can bury ourselves in.
It is when we take the time to accept the lessons of our life and to use these to grow and expand in our view of our story we find a certain grace.
We develop a peace about our past. We don’t project fear into our future. We worry so much less and learn to be present and in the moment. And as this happens, we discover that our thoughts and words become hugely impacted as well. We have thoughts that are supported by compassion and understanding. We bring self-love into our world and learn to be gentler and kinder to ourselves. The very thoughts and words we speak hold an energy of love and positivity, of support and appreciation.
There is a certain responsibility to living a story of power. It means we approach our relationships quite differently. We don’t look outward to others for our happiness, knowing it must first be alive and vibrant within first. We don’t hold expectations of others, but instead we give them room for acceptance. We refrain from speaking badly of others, knowing our words are a reflection of our personal inner truth.
The more we choose to live this way, the more our story becomes one of power. It has the power to move us forward. It has the power to positively impact the lives of those around us. It has the power to heal us of our past. It has the power to create beauty and wonder. It has endless power to support what we desire, what we strive for, what we dream of and what we are searching for.
Choosing a perspective that is positive and affirming feels good.
It does not take long to witness the difference in our moods, our energies, our relationships and our actions. And the beauty of positivity is that it is attractive. It will draw more and more positive energies our way. People who support or can add to our life choices will suddenly be crossing our path. Situations that always seemed to happen to other fortunate people, suddenly begin to be a part of our day.
We, alone, are the author of our story. We decide each day what the next page should be. Bringing a fresh and positive perspective to our personal story allows us to watch the power come alive.
Editor: Dana Gornall