Whose life are you living? Is it yours or is it a construct of what others think it “should” be. Or is a montage of people pleasing to find acceptance. The truth is that it’s your life and you get to choose how you live it. We all have a story but it’s your choice how you perceive your story, either from a victim or a conqueror’s perspective. When you can truly appreciate life for what it is and for how every experience has served you in some way, you can start to create a new story, according to your own truth, instead of other people’s limitations and beliefs. When we can appreciate life completely for what it is and own it, we find a whole new appreciation for ourselves. When we are able to find a place of responding to outside influences and experiences from a place of love, we take back our power and we stand-up and show the world whose life we are now choosing to live.
Acknowledgement of Yourself
Our positive actions and good so often seem to go unnoticed and we can be left feeling worthless. The truth is that we will only be loved, valued and acknowledged when we love, value and acknowledge ourselves first. Start by writing down ten things that you acknowledge yourself for. It could be the tiniest actions, past or present moment. Feel the appreciation for who you are and what you do. As we begin to acknowledge ourselves for everything that we are, shadow and light; strengths and weaknesses, we claim our power, instead of avoiding the truth of ourselves in shame; and spending our days seeking approval.
What do you acknowledge about yourself?
Appreciation of Life as it is
Take a deep breath, take a look around and truly look at your life for what it is, shadow and light. See the value in all that you have experienced and all that you have. As we begin to appreciate our lives for what we do have and for how our experiences have served us, we step into our power of no longer comparing our lives with others and making excuses for what we don’t have. As we discover an appreciation for the authenticity of experiences had and life as it is, we find the inspiration to create our lives from a place of love and power, instead of a place of fear.
What do you love and appreciate about your life, shadow and light?
Enthusiasm to move forward
Looking towards the future and the exciting experiences that still lie ahead, opens up inspiration to get-up and do our best, authentically. Think about one thing that you have to look forward to, one thing that you are feeling enthusiastic about, from the smallest to the most spectacular. Enthusiasm ignites an inner power that makes us unstoppable, makes us deaf to the naysayers and gives us the strength to walk through the challenges along the way, with confidence and ease.
What are you enthusiastic about, looking forward?
Commitment to YOU
As we commit to ourselves and creating our lives, the way we would love, as well as our own growth and forward movement, we take back our power and it gets easier to choose which experiences we would love to have, and which we would prefer to no longer entertain. As we are aware of what we are committed to with ourselves, it is easier to say “no” to what we don’t want because we are committed to saying “yes” to ourselves and what we do want.
What are you committed to, for yourself?
At the end of it all, it’s your life and you get to choose how you live it. No one else is going to get up each morning, inspired and committed to making your life amazing, only you have the power to do that. Declare your truth, take back your power and create a life that you truly love to live, because you are the one who gets to live it until the end ~ Alison Livanos