April 11, 2012 by theoghartiens
I love to write. And take pictures. And create new and amazing recipes for myself and my family. Today, day three, I am realizing that my inner voice has been quiet for a long time – drowned out by words of self-doubt, and quieted by years of poor eating choices. I feel inspired to tap into that creative, innovative, FREE side of my brain….to unleash some of my hidden talents.
I realize something else: opening those doors can also lead me to failure, which is a bad word in my world. But right now…today…I’m okay with failing a little. I came up with an inspirational line yesterday, and I want to share it with you (I may have heard this somewhere and had it stored in my brain all this time, but it’s perfect for me right now, nonetheless!):
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE – ONLY THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN!
This is profound for me in ways I cannot describe. I beat myself up everyday – for not being good enough, not trying hard enough, not caring enough. I think it’s time that I started being a little kinder to myself. Time to give myself a break and some credit! Yet, as I sit here typing this, I still feel that itch in the back of my mind saying ‘you don’t deserve it.’ WHY IS THIS SO HARD??? Well, I know why. My entire life has lead me to this moment, and healing from 36 years of neglect is not an overnight accomplishment. THAT is the message I need everyday.
A dear friend of mine chides me about always jumping into things head first. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, honey,” she says. I know…I know….But sometimes there is this pressure to hurry up and be! To be that thing I want to be (smarter, thinner, healthier, more patient) – that person I want to be! So, my revelations will continue to show me that there is no rush. I am the most perfect being – and I need to support that thought! This process will take time, and perseverance, and self discipline. Principles that build good character. And I AM CAPABLE.
Here are more of my revelations for today:
1) Remember: You are healing your own body!
2) You are in the best shape of your life!
3) You are glowing with life!
4) You are an inspiration to others!
5) You are capable of ANYTHING!
6) Love yourself – you deserve it!
I am inspired at the most random moments throughout my day, and I am honored to be a part of this “transformation of a nation.” How amazing is it that we can read each-others thoughts, share our experiences, and give support and love with just the click of a few keys? Thank you. Thank you to each and every person doing this with me. And I wish you nothing but the most profound journey, and I know you will be successful, because you are capable of anything.
Together, we are creating the change we wish to see in the world….yet another profound message (this one from Gandhi)!! They’re everywhere!
(see, the amazingly motivational things are hopping out of my brain like little, awesome bunny rabbies of knowledge! lol!)