Recently, I’ve been unwillingly exercising negative feelings and thoughts stemming from insecurity (I hate to admit it but it’s true). Insecurity of where I am in life which led to questioning where I was headed in life or how I’d get to where I wanted to be. That’s the problem with over-thinking, we dissect each thought and criticize, think and think on it and our minds begin to over analyse and so steer towards thoughts of lack or worry.
“We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.” – Anthony Hopkins
We question our capabilities and worthiness of being able to attain what we want. We beat ourselves up for being where we are yet lack the willpower and motivation to make a change. Fear gets the better of us and we become focused in moments outside of the present. Whenever I felt ease or a bit of hope, it was very short-lived. Affirmations were not resonating with me or sticking; they were just words. This manifested into my physical being as I became lethargic however this weekend, something just clicked.
I came across a post on chakras whilst browsing online. I’ve known about chakras for some years but this particular post I had stumbled upon inspired me to look at the subject in more detail. I realised that chakras are energy centres in our body which we must maintain healthily through ensuring that the energy flow in each one is unblocked. I came to realise that a few of my chakras are blocked and I understood that it was due to letting disappointments get the better of me. I needed to reinforce perseverance and remember my inner champion. I then reminded myself of when I was at university and the amount of unshakeable confidence and power I had mentally back then was a lot more than what I was feeling recently. I felt this sense of clarity and power enter me. I realised that I had been fearing more and trusting God/Source/The Universe less all that time. I belittled myself and my existence instead of reminding myself that I am a powerful being and I am here to make a difference (as we all are) I was scared to take action to better my circumstances since my outside world was reflective of my fears.
As of this weekend, my thoughts have now become,
“Stop being so negative and reclaim your power! You are powerful, you are worthy. Trust more and fear less. You are looked after and everything always works out for you. Never belittle yourself and do not give up. You are a fighter and a winner so yield that power. You are also a work in progress so stop pressuring yourself unnecessarily. You need not justify where you are to anyone or to yourself, focus on what you want and take steps to achieve that. I am unrestricted and limitless.”
I now feel those words. I have embraced my courage that had become dormant and am diminishing my fears (I mean what the hell have I got to be afraid of anyway?! I receive so much love and support from family and friends. I have nothing life threatening going on). I feel a lot more in control of myself and my life. I will witness any negative thoughts or feelings of insecurity and watch them dissolve rather than run away from them through denial. I am courageous, I am a fighter. I am powerful. I am fresh, innovative energy. I am going to fiercely pursue my dreams and persevere through whatever comes my way. Fear is an illusion and it just spirals into self doubt and inaction. I am worthy. I can and I will accomplish anything and everything I want.
So you know what I say to life?….
Don’t make life difficult and don’t look back. Work with that you have and where you are. Take action to improve whatever you want to improve and do not let setbacks diminish your faith. Promise yourself that you will do your best to stay strong and feel as good as you can in this present moment. Life really isn’t as hard or dreary as we sometimes tell ourselves it is, that’s just the dramatic ego talking.
I’ll also leave you with a few quotes…
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – Aristotle
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
“The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.” – David Sarnoff
“Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist.” – Andrea Bocelli