Empowerment

Don’t be satisfied with how things once were, unfold a new story.

In the last few days a great deal has changed for me.  Circumstances of my own choosing forced me well outside of my comfort zone, and made me escape a prison of my own making.  And coming down the pike like a runaway a great deal of transition is heading right for me.

It is time for me to embrace a life path that is more true to who I am, and the grounded, enlightened, successful man I want to be.  Now is the hour for me to grow in courage and mental strength ~ no longer allowing my doubts and fears to undermine my dreams, desires, hopes, and plans for the future.  Now is the time for me to be who I truly am deep inside.

You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can  stand in your way.  ~  Richard Bach

That means ridding myself of the emotional burdens of the past.  It means ceasing to be reckless with the feelings of others.  Ceasing to be negligent when it comes to accepting, cherishing, nurturing, understanding, and supporting those I care for.  And it means embracing harmony, strength, and fortitude.  All the mistakes I made in the past are now just learning tools for the future.  Each time I fell off the rails and turned into Mr. Hyde are salutary lessons and cautionary tales ~ reminding me that those dark places and negative feelings are to be avoided and not encouraged.

Hard work bears fruit, and the near future will be bright for me and those I care for as a result of my hard work in the past paying off.  I have tried so hard to be the best version of me that I could possibly become, that I have earned the right to enjoy life now that I can finally see the results of my efforts.  My ‘new’ personality, attitudes, demeanour, heart , and soul means that I can express myself with greater clarity, confidence, and strength today and into the future.

My core values, the things that really matter to me, are what I will live by today, tomorrow, and in each and every day to come.  I need to spend some time in walking meditation to reflect more seriously on my ethics and ethos, to truly identify what I am willing to tolerate, and what I will just not accept.  It is so ingrained in the habits of most people, (myself included), to put everyone else’s needs first, and then forget to take care of themselves.  Yet if we don’t take care of our own needs, our physical, mental, and spiritual health, we cannot grow nor prosper nor be truly happy.  Today and into the future I will take care of myself first, and then nurture and support those I care for to the very best of my abilities.

Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.  ~  Aberjhani.

Some say I am worthy of a life full of friends, loving connections, enlightenment, and spiritual empowerment.  And that there will be a new love in my life, either platonic or romantic.  All I know is that I am not just going to sit back and wait for things to happen ~ the cosmos does not roll out a red carpet for anyone.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

A new day has come.

15 responses

  1. Loved this post of yours well done!!! I totally love that mind set and people should open themselves to opportunities to experience life with a new mind set..learn and grow… my motto.. yes, embrace those who help you understand and visa versa… that Is positive and nurturing.. and to be honest you will be a very happy beautiful soul that will generate people towards your light because of your beautiful beliefs well done 🙂

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    1. Thank you sweetheart – to take part in the game of Life, I first have to show up.
      Your positive comments are empowering 💕💕💕

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      1. keep on the path, stop looking and vering to the squirels or your path will be a little harder to find… ehhe xxx

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  2. Well done, brave and open nothing I can pick on hehe yet!

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    1. No doubt you will find something to pick on real soon. ❤

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  3. I love how we are on a similar journey! It is fun to see your point of view. It is also prettier and has less disasters. Or at least ones of a different nature!

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    1. I do disasters ~ usually because I’ve been fooling myself all along.
      Hugs Kris ❤

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      1. They are of a different sort. And in nicer places!

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  4. 😊 Nice to hear you are striding forward again. 😎🤩 That red carpet is only steps away. ❤️

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    1. Thanks Colette, at least I’m walking the warrior’s path in the right direction ~ for a change. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. Bravo, sir! Love to read you’re full of hope and determination! Remember the magic is in you! ❤

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    1. Thank you Robynbird. Your influence is part of the magic. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Pleased to share my magic with you!

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  6. Hey! Nicely said!

    Indeed, to walk on the red carpet, requires relentless work and demands your entire energy. As you say.
    It requires so much, that people have to think you are performing magic.

    Thank your for that post! Great insights! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, that’s the way I feel today ~ after spending most of last week well outside of my comfort zone. There’s nothing like a little self-development to make one think.

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