Today I needed to be still and rest in the quietness of my home. George is off at the office and I am left with the peace of my home. I decided to sit and reflect on how I feel and what I want going forward.
I believe when we sit in the stillness our higher power speaks to us. I am in the process of reading The Mueller Report. I put it down and picked up another book I have been reading entitled, The Path Made Clear, by Oprah Winfrey. The book is a series of short insights from others in what they have learned and continue to learn on this path called ‘life.’ I came across a line from Joel Osteen, pastor, “I am” is what we’re inviting into our life.” He goes on to state some examples; I am lonely, I am frustrated, I am tired, I am stressed. I realized in this quiet moment I too was bringing unwanted emotions into my life.
After sitting with this information, I realized I tell myself I am frustrated with our political discourse and I am frustrated and discouraged with my present physical condition of obesity. The key words are frustrated and discouraged. By repeatedly feeling these words I am inviting more of these feelings into my life each day. It was in this moment I sat down to write this blog entry and evaluate what I can do to change the “I am” in my life. By focusing on the negative aspects of our society I am creating the discouragement and frustration in my life. When I picked up Oprah’s book I was reminded how much good there is still in our world and how one smile or positive thought can change a person’s day. As for my weight I only need to accept where I am right now and realize when you know better, you do better. I am a product of my past life experiences and I always have the choice to take a different path. The key word is choice.
I am glad I chose to sit in my quiet today and let my higher power speak to my spirit and help me to start to change my “I am.” I hope this helps you change yours.