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Archive for March 31st, 2012

When I picked up my pen and notepad to write this week’s thought, I saw a quote that I had jotted down a week ago. It said you have to be willing to lose everything to be yourself. That reminded me of a television commercial I saw recently about a weight loss product. Their tag line was, “What will you gain when you lose?”

 In my journey over the last several years to try to live more authentically, I often feared what I would lose, especially the approval of my family and friends. What I’ve learned is that I can’t please anyone else if I’m not pleased with myself. And most of what I am losing, I never wanted anyways. I’m losing my interest in judging and blaming others; my need to always have a plan; my need to be right. I’m losing my need for approval and, most importantly, I’m losing my fear. I’ve come to know that the “true self” I’ve been looking for was buried under all those things. Now I know that I am love, just as I was created. I have lost a lot in exchange for uncovering the truth about myself. Looking back, it seems like a good trade to me.

 “God, please help me to believe the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is.”     Anonymous

 Let your spirit soar!
Paula

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