We all can remember those questions in school, where a statement is given and you just have to mark, "T" or "F"... True or False? They would be tricky sometimes, where part of it was true but then just one little word wasn't right and it made the sentence false. We had to be aware. We had to pay attention to every word.
I can tell you, that I have really struggled with that voice in my head. I have told myself all kinds of things that aren't true! Here are just some of the things I used to absolutely believe, and have now finally been able to say, "That's just not true!" when these thoughts come up.
"I'm not a runner. I can't run."
"I'm not a salesperson."
"I'm not a writer"
"I can't be a business owner, I can't take that kind of risk."
"I'm not attractive"
"I'm weak, I can't do this."
"I'm all alone."
Do any of these ring a bell? Do any of these seem true to you?
T is for True
In my ABC book, "L is for Love and Light" (find out more by clicking here) T is for True tells us that we get to decide what is true. We get to choose. When we can see that these thoughts coming in and coming at us from all angles are just information, but that we don't have to believe it just because it's there, there is a FREEDOM to DECIDE and all that's left to do is decide which thoughts empower you! Which thoughts and messages resonate with you? What do you WANT for your life? If you get really quiet, and just listen... what feels true?
Here are some of the ways I have CHOSEN to shift my beliefs:
(I now know THESE things to be true:)
FROM "I'm not a runner. I can't run." TO "THERE IS AN ATHLETE INSIDE OF ME THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE AND I AM DOING THE WORK TO BRING HER OUT AND LET HER RUN!"
FROM "I'm not a salesperson." TO "SALES IS SERVICE. SALES IS SHARING. I AM CONFIDENT IN WHAT I HAVE TO SHARE. I ENJOY SERVICE TO OTHERS.
FROM "I'm not a writer" TO "I AM A WRITER"
FROM "I can't be a business owner, I can't take that kind of risk." TO "I AM A BUSINESS OWNER."
FROM "I'm not attractive" TO "I AM ATTRACTIVE"
FROM "I'm weak, I can't do this." TO "I AM STRONG. I AM CAPABLE. I CAN DO ANYTHING."
FROM "I'm all alone." TO "I AM NOT ALONE. I AM SUPPORTED, I BELONG. I AM LOVED."
What is TRUE for you?
Love and Light,
I just want to say, that this past few years has been quite a journey for me. I left my marriage, moved to my hometown, changed careers completely, and got back in touch with my creative side. But it's really been a journey of SELF-AWARENESS. I'll be honest. I spent the first part of my life SCARED to death most of the time... Scared to fail. Scared to succeed. Scared to stick my neck out there. I wanted to be creative, I wanted freedom, and I longed to live a more authentic life.... But I didn't know how. The fear of not being accepted, the fear of change, these fears actually stood in the way of real connection for me. As I became more aware of these concepts at work in my life, I grew in self-awareness. I could pick out places in my life where I was letting FEAR stop me. I could pick out and notice when I felt trapped, or in-authentic. And I started to change my life. Oh boy you guys it was hard. It's still hard sometimes! Believe me.
But what I've learned, is this:
It takes COURAGE to pursue a life of Creativity and Freedom.
It takes AWARENESS to live Authentically.
It takes an OPEN HEART to experience real Connection.
This is the conversation I love to have. The OPEN conversation about what's REALLY GOING ON on the inside... When we start talking openly it can be hard. I know! I have had my fair share of HARD CONVERSATIONS. However...
I believe this is just the type of "hard conversation" that you need to be diving in to
if you want real change in your life.
You know actually, for me, it's exciting when things get REAL... It's challenging for sure, but the only way to grow. There's such FREEDOM on the other side of getting real.
That's what I'm here for at The Open Life.
I want you to know that your journey matters, and that change is not something to be scared of. Living life with an open heart, an open mind, and open acceptance of yourself and others... it leads to beautiful new things you can't even imagine right now.
There is a greater truth in YOUR LIFE. There is MORE to life than your current stress, sadness, or problems. There is Freedom, and Creativity, and Abundance of every kind!
And at the heart of everything? I believe the truth is this: You are Enough. I'll say it again:
You are Enough.
You are enough, just as you are. You have what it takes to live the life you want, and you have so much love and light to share with this world. I know this is true because it is true for me. I didn't think I had anything to give. I felt like everything I touched seemed to fail. I felt it best to just hide out, and try not to mess anything else up. When I started to believe it might be true, that I am enough, I am perfectly imperfect and meant for something bigger, then I was ready. I was ready to push through my fear, have the hard conversations, make the changes to live more authentically.
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"Keep giving, keep learning, stay open, stay brave"
Love and Light, Sara
Sara Page, Founder of The Open Life
Sara Page is an Artist, Writer, Speaker, Openness Coach, and creator of the new ABC book. ("L is for Love and Light") The book encourages the child in all of us to stay true to who we are, and follow our dreams! As the Founder of The Open Life, Sara's mission is to Live Life Open, and inspire others to do the same! Sign up for email updates and start living "The Open Life"!