Through TheNewHappyMe adventure I have embarked on, I have found this tremendous opportunity to learn so much about people, experiences, how they relate to them and how they move forward, if they do… As a Coach, I work with some wonderful people and learn from them too. Through all this, I have had as well, the privilege of discovering myself!
I know that my actions and reactions don’t come from nowhere. My behavior is learned. My life experiences shaped me. I perceived the events in my life in a very personal and subjective way, as one would expect. My take-aways therefore predict my next moves very well.
Along the way, on my path prior to arriving where I stand today, I made a series of choices. That’s probably what everyone calls baggage. Yes, I do have baggage, just like everyone else. I have however chosen to use this baggage, learn for it, deal with it and set it aside. I am tired of carrying the weight. I want to fly free.
Yesterday, I watched the full episode of Oprah’s Lifeclass, the first one with Iyanla Vanzant (this is the link to it). If you haven’t watched it, go for it. It’s a little long but worth it. It’s all about the stories we create from our experiences and how we can change them to better suit our needs and our wants.
So in my Awakening, I have woken up to the reality that I don’t need to carry the heavy story of my past. I don’t need to remind myself of it to punish myself continuously. I choose to let it go. My new story involves a full understanding that I have grown stronger because of my baggage, I don’t need it anymore. I don’t need to complain about it to get attention. I don’t need to hide it in the depths of my being because I am not ashamed of it.
Does this speak to you? Can you feel the freedom that this awakening brings? Can you see how it can help you too?
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