Please note: The title does not say try to live and become beautiful. These are things that already are. You are living. You are beautiful. But it is up to you to own that truth.
Your happiness doesn’t depend on how much money you have.
Your life does not begin once you have that perfect job.
You don’t have to wait until things are in order to live, and be happy now.
I feel like we are taught that we need things to be happy. We have come to know happiness and life to be something outside of ourselves and that’s just not true. So so not true.
You have a choice. The power is absolutely 100% in your hands.
And I know I say the choice is yours and I can hear a voice inside saying, “Yeah Dyamond sure the choice is mine, but it’s not that easy.” And to that I say… So?
When I say the choice is ours I don’t mean that we are performing some magic trick and PRESTO! Everything is shiny and confetti and celebration automatically begins! Weee!!! I mean that’s awesome, but not really what I’m getting at here.
To make the decision to live and be beautiful at this moment can take some work. And it will take some work because there will be resistance. There just will be. It’s like breaking a bad habit you know? It doesn’t happen overnight and it’s not easy, but the payoff is worth it.
In order to begin that soul work you have to make the decision to do it. You have to know that you can live fully, breathe fully, right now. You have to believe in yourself. I can believe in you (I truly do) all I want but if you don’t see that truth, change will not happen. You have to understand that you are creating your story, and with that knowledge you can change it.
You can begin this journey in small steps. Small steps are powerful steps. You can begin by smiling at yourself in the mirror everyday and say, “I am beautiful” with sleep lines on your face, wild exotic hair, yummy cheese smelling breath and all. You can choose to start your day with gratitude, shedding light on everything that is great in your world no matter how tiny. You can choose to focus on what you have accomplished rather than what you haven’t done yet. It’s all a choice. No one is making you choose a destructive way of thinking.
It’s much easier to blame someone else for our downfall isn’t it? I’m not saying that other people have never wronged us and I’m not saying that those who have wronged us should be ignored or that the person should not be acknowledged. However, by shifting the perspective from someone else to ourselves, we gain so much more. It is worth getting through that fear.
When we realize the choice is our own we gain or rather realize we already have massive amounts of power. It’s powerful knowing our lives are in our hands. And with that inner knowledge and this new found power, we have the strength to stand up for what we believe in, and approach people who may have wronged us. How many of us have issues unsettled because we gave our power to someone else?
Take it back. Take it all back. Seriously right now while you are reading this. Make that decision. You really can.
You are alive, you are living, and breathing, now. You are beautiful right now. You exude beauty. Light bursts from your core at this moment.
Beautiful is not something you become, it’s something you are and I’m going to leave it at that. Whether you believe it or not is your choice.
Thank you so much for taking this journey with me, and allowing me to be with you this winter. It truly means a lot to me. Interacting with all of you and sharing stories from my heart has been an invaluable experience. I’ll still be over at my blog Dyamond in the Rough, so I hope you’ll stop by and say hi! Thank you for being all that you are. You are absolutely amazing and I love you.