Friday, March 20, 2009

A Random Thought… Really, Really Random…as in, What are you smoking, Liz?

We all have power.

We think we don’t; that we’re just victims of circumstance. Or of some past choice we made that we can’t escape from.

But that’s all a lie we tell ourselves.

And we tell ourselves this lie for two reasons: 1) we’re afraid of change, 2) we’re afraid to fail.

It’s that simple.

Now, as a responsible adult, you’ve made commitments that you shouldn’t break. Bills you’ve agreed to pay, tasks people are counting on you to accomplish, people you’ve covenanted to love, etc.

BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t use the power within you to change your course. Circumstances don’t have to change for you to change!

The way I see my life from the way I saw it last year around this time is drastically different. And if we were sitting together on my couch, I’d tell you all about it over cocoa. But trust me, I see my world differently. And it’s WAY better!!

I want you to think of one more thing in regards to power:

Power = Perspective.

We get trapped in our perspective. We think that this is the only way to see things. It is our reality. But, our reality is not the Universal truth. And if it’s not Universal, it can be changed.

If you understand that, YOU can change.

I’ve been thinking recently about what “truths” I live by that aren’t Universal, and therefore, aren’t really true. And then, I’ve been trying to get rid of them and alter my reality (without the use of drugs, thank you).

And although it’s hard work, it’s SO liberating!

You should give it a try…


Gina said...

Thank you, Liz! I miss you. Hope things are well.

I love your idea of power equals perspective.

Andrea said...

I love your thought provoking posts. I'd love to sit together on a couch and discuss this over cocoa. You're so inspiring!

Amanda said...

Can we all just get webcams and sit around and chat some evening? One of the saddest things for me is that we don't all get to chat, especially when you have these powerful ideas.
Love you.

(My word verification word right now is 'sucked'. First time I've gotten an actual word.)

Sheba's Mommy said...

That was a very inspiring post Liz! We really do need to get together sometime soon and have a good chat. Love ya!