“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ―
Life is full of it, is it not? Challenges that is – and that other thing as well. What to do? Keep moving. Life challenges will come and they will go. As Ms Winfrey says, turn the wounds that you bear from those life challenges into wisdom.
One At A Time
“But how?” you ask.
Years ago, a woman told me that while she was incarcerated (8+ years) she learned that she had to do better than take things one day at a time. To survive and even thrive during her sentence, she had to learn to take life as it came in every minute. If you are anything like I am, then you are impatient and learning to do that, take things minutely, can be a true challenge.
Since the beginning of this week, our focus has been on growth. A large part of growing is experiencing the challenges of life and learning how to greet them. Yes, you read that correctly – greet the challenges of the daily grind.
I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.” Mike Todd
Have you ever heard yourself saying or even thinking, “I am too poor to…?”
I have and along the way learned how to stop thinking or saying it. It was not an easy thing to do, especially when you grew up in circumstances that screamed “poor” at you day in day out.
My daughter was actually the one who led me to change this. That is a story that has been told elsewhere before. Maybe one day exactly how that bit of wisdom came to me will be shared here.
Not having the money to buy the things that you need and/or want can be one of the many life challenges. How do you handle that? Having been down that road, even during this pandemic, I understand that you have to be clear in your heart that this is a temporary situation.
This is an affirmation that has been useful to me and that I hope will help even one upon reading this. Whether you are poor or simply broke:
“I release the fear about money. It no longer controls me. I remember the feeling of prosperity when money came to me when I least expected it. I let that feeling of freedom control me and everything shifts.”
Half Full Or Half Empty?
How do you see the glasses of your life? Is it half empty or half full?
Your view will most definitely affect the infilling or emptying of your containers. The late Wayne Dyer once said, “Our intentions create our reality” and he was correct. At least that is my experience. What has yours been?
To clear your vision about the life challenges you might be facing, try telling yourself this as often as you need to:
“The glass is what it is and serves to remind me that there is room for growth or to always be grateful. I embrace both.”
The Everlasting Wisdom: Watch Your Thoughts
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.”
We have touched on this in previous posts and sharing on our Facebook and Instagram profiles. However, it is so important that it bears repeating – “Your thoughts create your life.” Life challenges will always come but you have to trust that they too will pass. And so, keep expecting the best outcome in every situation.
“Fear is a choice and a story you tell yourself. I am rewriting my script.”
That is what holds us from moving forward, getting unstuck in the challenges that confront us. Fear come in many and varying forms for each of us. For some, it is the fear of not having enough money. Some fear that they will never get married, find a life partner. Some fear leaving a loveless relationship and making it on their own. Then there are others who fear being themselves as that might be “too much” for others, including loved ones.
Whatever form your fears appear, try using the affirmation above as often as you need to. As well, watch this motivational video for further inspiration.
Be Blessed & Be A Blessing