Accepting Where I Am

By Cheyenne Burroughs
Jan 31st, 2014
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Regardless of age or circumstance it’s clear that life is not always as simple as we’d like it to be. Every individual will consistently be faced with challenges that will test their emotional threshold and dictate the person they will eventually become, however, breaking away from past thought patterns and behaviors can prove to be incredibly difficult. Society has instilled within us preconceived notions of the types of people we ought to STRIVE! to become, and yet each individual will eventually refine these “norms” and expectations to their own preference. But despite our own adjustments and the development of our own personal dreams, at times our biggest desires still seem totally impossible to achieve.

WHY?

No matter the complaints we may have and the unfortunate circumstances that can make getting to the “ultimate destination” totally unbearable, what stands between our failure and our success is one thing.

(I hope you’re sitting down for this.)

Let’s be honest with ourselves. We are where we are in life because we have allowed ourselves to be EXACTLY here. Right here. If you find that you’re feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, discouraged, and maybe even numb, it is most likely because you continuously CHOOSE to believe that you are unable to reach that higher vibrational level that you seek so desperately.  The reality is that we are not “unable,” but rather that WE stand in our OWN way. We see things that are possible “somewhere over there in the distance,” but yet fail to realize that they are possible for US too. We see that in the distance of where we are and where we’d like to be lies a vast amount of space. Perhaps this distance is exactly what frightens us and therefore, paralyzes us. But I promise you that distancing yourself from your DREAMS and assuming that POSSIBILITY exists only for a select few will render you numb and depressed much sooner than actually making the attempt.

Think About It!

We must learn to accept that if we’d like to get anywhere, we will have to produce the action necessary to GET there. Overnight success is rare and this concept is not one worth teasing yourself with.

You Create Your Reality.

We chose to think a certain way; therefore our reality is shaped a certain way.

One thing that we most certainty owe ourselves is some good ol’ TRUTH. What we do owe ourselves is a fair chance. We owe ourselves to look at our situation in an incredibly honest manner if we hope to ever overcome and transcend. We owe it to ourselves to not judge ourselves harshly, but to instead forgive ourselves. After all, “we’re only human,” and we have come to witness our greatest moments because we have come to learn from our greatest mistakes. Be assertive with your goals, discipline yourself, but don’t punish yourself or talk down to yourself either. Focus on MOVING FORWARD.

It’s important to remind yourself of your position. Many people have had some difficult feats to overcome in their lives. Some people are born into poverty, disease, war. Some people are born into a life with no home to shield their cold skin. Remind yourself that you are fortunate to be wherever you may be, that PAIN IS UNIVERSAL and that you are not alone in your suffering. Similarly, remind yourself that there is mass potential within each of us and it is UP TO YOU how you handle the cosmic light that lays embedded within you.

In life, we all have a choice.

I chose to believe that I am deserving, I chose to believe that I have worth. I will not settle for a mediocre existence. I want a life that is peaceful, exciting, and abundant in a plethora of ways.

You don’t have to “reach for the stars.” You don’t have to be anything. You don’t have to “make it to Hollywood!” You can just BE. You can live simply. You can live on a farm. You can work a desk job, a 9-5, you can be a construction worker, you can be a prostitute, you can be whatever it is you’d like to be. Tell you what, even if you’d like: You can be nothing at all. Your standards, your expectations, they are shaped by YOU and YOUrself only. And your ability to meet them is based upon the decisions you do or do not make.

The world is not working against me, I am working against me. The world just is. The ability to steer our way through life lies in our ability to choose, and to not choose is an equal choice as well.

What decision will I make today? Will I contemplate myself and my abilities into a bottomless pit or will I TAKE ACTION towards a more progressive, healthy, fulfilling way of life?

It is I who must learn to be responsible for myself. I chose to be a survivor rather than a victim of circumstance. I chose to THRIVE.

Today, I move forward.

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
Author of The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles

2 Responses to “Accepting Where I Am”

  1. Dave Zaman says:

    This is so amazing, so inspirational. Thanks for making my day, my dear friend 🙂

  2. sevan says:

    GREAT ARTICLE AND SITE!

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