September 2, 2010
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. ~Kahill Gibran
It is keeping our eyes on the prize, on what we want rather than what we don't want more of, where we will begin to find victory. Focusing on what I hated about myself and my life never got me anywhere and it seemed as though I would never find the peace and happiness that I was searching for. I believed I was destined to only surviving, coping, managing, getting by - but never truly "living"; that "happily ever after" really only happened in fairy tales.
It was when I began catching those negative ruminations - those thoughts that would torment me day and night - and by choosing to no longer "go there" where I found that peace from the pain of the past was very often...
just a thought away.
I discovered that when the past came knocking, when my fear of "what if's" and "how will I", when my mind would not "turn off"...that I could learn how to and practice not going "there" and that I could shift my focus from "there"...
to somewhere I wanted to be.
By learning to focus on what I wanted, instead of what I hated, resented or feared, I began to find my way from
where I could begin to see what had been there
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