To myself, a few years ago:
You’re going to be okay. You don’t need to figure it out. Trust me when I say that you’ll never have it all figured out, so you might as well let go now of the need to try to understand everything. Because you just won’t. And that’s okay.
You’re stronger than you think. You can quit seeking approval from others, because you’ll just end up needing to go inwards anyway. You have gone through so much and you’ve come out a better person for it. Trust that you’ve learned from your mistakes and that you’re on the path you’re meant to be on.
It’s easier to forgive than to hold on to all that negative energy. It’s too heavy to carry. Do yourself a favor now – put it down.
You’ll always be faced with a choice: love or fear. You’re strong enough to choose love in every instance. And when you don’t, you’re strong enough to combat the fear with more love by treating yourself with compassion and grace. Remember that we all make mistakes. We’re only human.
You don’t need permission from anyone else but you. You hold the keys to your future, to living out your dreams. You don’t need the certificate, or the diploma, or the years of experience, or the title, or the relationship, or the money, or the brand name items. You need only an open mind and an attitude of allowing things to come into your life. And to always follow the things that light you up.
You’re not as far behind as you think. You’re actually really far ahead, compared to most of the population of the planet. Remember all of your gifts and all that you have to be thankful for, and focus your attention on that every single day. It’s hard to feel negativity when you’re living in the sunshine of gratitude.
You are your own worst enemy, and your biggest critic. Cut yourself some slack. Be proud of all that you’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time. Give thanks to the people and the places that have helped you get to where you are. Remind yourself that nobody else really cares about what you do, say, wear, think, feel, or create. Everyone is so wrapped up in their own heads anyway. Remind yourself that by living as authentically as you can, you’ll start to attract your people into your life. The rest aren’t worth your time.
Remember that you’re not guaranteed a tomorrow, so feel as content as possible today. Live in the peace of the present moment. Breathe more deeply. Feel yourself inside your skin – notice the weight of your bones, the strength of your muscles, the way your belly rises and falls with your breath. And remember to consider how remarkable it is that you even have a heart beat, that your spirit is here having this human experience.
Don’t take anything for granted.
And remember: you are deserving and worthy of love. Because you are love. You are infinite.
Love over everything,
Your future ❤