Conscious Choice: Who Do You Want to Be to You?

Think light and feel light.  Do not think of yourself as a small, compressed, suffering thing.  Think of yourself as graceful and expanding, no matter how unlikely it may seem at the time.”
– From the book Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyenegar

We tend to think that our happiness and success depend on outside circumstances conspiring in our favor.  Instead, a life well-lived greatly depends on the nature of the most important relationship in each of our lives.  Our relationships with ourselves.

The lens through which I see myself creates my world.  Your internal dialog creates your world.  The opinion he holds of himself creates his world.  How she treats herself creates her world.

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We came into this world as pure life, pure love, graceful and expanding.  And then, our parents or early caregivers didn’t always give us the love, attention and care we needed and deserved.  And their parents hadn’t given them what they needed and deserved.  Innocent human behavior.  Yet, most of us took this lack of care to mean something was wrong with us.

Then, we went “looking for love in all the wrong places.”  We can look to our lover, spouse, partner or friend for that “missing love” or we can realize that it has never been missing.  We came into this world as pure love.  We remain pure love.

We now have the opportunity to care for ourselves, to love ourselves, to tend ourselves.  And, to drop the idea that anything is wrong with us.  We are pure love.  We can demonstrate that in any moment that we remember.

What would you love to create in your world?

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Ann Strong, founder of Strong from Within and Thriving Coaches.

Author of Thriving Work.


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