Why did this quote call me? talk to my heart? stir something up in me? Probably because today I am a work in progress; a work toward making progress but not worrying about perfection.
Today I get to think before I speak or react. Think it through. Will I be sorry for what I am about to say or do. Because I know my negative self-talk won’t let me live it down. So I pause, I breathe, and consider how important it is for me to take action.
If something or someone triggers me that is usually an indication of some sort of negativity. Do I really need to lower myself to their level to prove myself? Prove myself? Why do I need to do that? Because I am living in fear? Fear that you may not think highly of me? Accept me? Am I not good enough?
No. Today I do not have to be triggered to prove myself to anyone. As long as I know I am doing my best, that is all that matters. My opinion of myself, today, means more to me than your opinion of me.
I can now let my thoughts and feelings go. Thank them for coming and teaching me what I needed to learn. Andthen let them go. And walk away. Wow! No drama. No regrets. No apologies to make.
Later that night when I lay my head on my pillow, I can be thankful for practicing today with integrity and high moral standards. Yes, I can even be proud of myself.
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