Somedays, you just have to throw off the past, and begin again. Whether it's a book that you never can quite finish, or a chapter in your life that doesn't seem to end, it's imperative that each one of us realize WE have the power to make these changes in our lives.
And changes in our lives will only stick if we make in them in alignment with who we truly want to be. "Be the change you wish to see" as Ghandi once said. You can't do that if you're unsure of who you should be, (you SHOULDN'T be anyone) or who others think you are (who cares?) It comes from within.
Some may call it God - a calling. Some may call it the soul. Others may not believe in any of that and just think of it as a free choice. All are valid and different interpretations of the same thing. It's you.
It's about time I start living by those ideals. It's time I stop seeking approval from others as to who I am, and start molding that mound of clay I've been sitting in front of for forty years.
The most powerful words in the universe, as I've said many times.
Nothing is impossible when it comes to being who you are. There are no boundaries. Approval is not necessary from anyone except yourself. Your soul knows who you are. It's just waiting for you to see it.
Optimism is NOT Arrogance
Arrogance is the belief that you are BETTER than others. Optimism is the belief that you have the same CHANCE as others. We all have the chance to achieve our dreams. Don't ever let anyone tell you differently.
I'm starting a new book today with that as the title. "The Strength To Stand Up. Memoirs of an Unemployed Man." People have...
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