We all have our little secrets.
And today I’m about to air one of my little secrets.
I got to read what I like to call the ‘rubbish’ magazines at the local hair salon.
I was reading about an actress (a hint as to what the rubbish magazines are) of whom it was said she would always worry about what people thought about her.
And I remembered when. I remembered when it used to bother me what people thought…in fact…full confession… I have been and still have moments of actually being a people pleaser!
Don’t allow others to determine who you are
What a waste of my precious time. It took quite a few years before I fully realized that what was really important wasn’t what other people thought of me, but what I thought of myself. My very own self concept.
You have to decide who you actually are, before you can begin to trust what you think about you.
The most powerful words we have at our disposal are I AM. I Am are the words that rearrange our consciousness to form a new experience. Everything depends upon the attitude we have of ourselves…or who we say we are.
The image we hold in our mind is the explanation for the phenomena of all life. As we say I am strong, I am secure, I am loved we determine the world in which we live.
I am a man, a woman, a husband, a wife, a mother simply defines different arrangements of consciousness, and behind it all is the awareness that I Am. Before we decide we are man, woman, happy, safe, respected, we know that we are, that we exist. We know “I Am”. And from there we condition this awareness of being, this I Am, by saying I am rich, I am poor, I am sick, I am happy, I am afraid.
Assume your reality
There is no reality in the world other than your consciousness. Although you may now seem to be what you might not want to be, all you need do to change it, and to prove the change by the new circumstances in your world, is to quietly assume that you are that which you now want to be, and in a way we can’t know you will become it.
We only have one gift that is truly ours to give and that is ourselves. Unless you yourself are that which you wish the world to see, it can never be seen in this world.
It doesn’t matter a jot what anyone says about you, or who they think you are or what you’re capable, or not capable of doing. If they don’t/can’t see you as the amazing, truly wonderful person you are, ignore them. They don’t know the half of it…they’re only expressing some old view you had of yourself and as you assume you are exactly who you desire to be…they soon will only be able to see this new, brilliant you.
Encourage one another.