Monday, December 6, 2010

"Happy". It's not just for Fairy Tales:)

"Looking up"
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

there

to here

where I could begin to see what had been there

all along.

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2 comments:

Michele Renee said...

The only true me is who I am beyond any circumstance, throughout struggle-comes strength, survival is dependent on growth. Faith and Hope is a part of my being, God comes first, it is there I find my Happy place. The blessings of which He bestowed before I was even born are the gifts I share with others. However, I no longer need others to understand me because it is I who needs to understand how I got from "there" to "here" and how getting from "here" to "where" I am supposed to finally "be" the "me" who I am meant to become.

Susan said...

Michele; its good to hear that you've found the path that gets you where you want to go:)