"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"
~ Rose Kennedy ~
We make our happiness, our feelings of safety and security, our well-being, and our self-worth contingent
on things being
a certain way in our lives. If
we have this, that, or the other, we tell ourselves, then
we can be happy, then
we can feel secure, then
we can feel like we are enough...
But what that means is that if we don't
have those things, we can't
feel secure or worthy. It's the trap we set for ourselves and we live inside of it.
The way out is through awareness. Knowing
that we are the ones who create
these disempowering stories, and that the stories themselves determine
our experience, we can create new
stories and change the way we feel. We can decide
, simply, that no matter how
much money or acclaim or whatever we may have, we can be happy, we can feel fulfilled, and we can enjoy the daily adventure and the unfolding journey of our lives.
The conditions of my life do not determine my experience- I do!