Short realizations amidst everything that’s been going on.
In my life, there are demons. I don’t know how they got here or why they are here. But they seem to have been around from day 1. Sometimes I am consumed by them, but mostly they are in the background, like uneasiness or a reminder The demons in my head are — self-doubt, self-judgement, depression, feeling unworthy, and insignificant, bad habits, uncertainly, feeling powerless – the demons will never leave, they will always be there. Learn how to keep them at bay! Keep the demons away by focusing on better things CONSISTENTLY, with the self-work I put in every single day, It’s the daily practices I implement to keep the darkness out and let the light shine over my life to GROW the areas I want to grow. Wherever I CHOOSE to shine the light on my life will grow the most. I can CHOOSE to shine the light on GRATITUDE, things that are great in my life and feel that. Or I can shine it on what is NOT there and feel LACK. When I shine the light on LACK the demons take a step closer. If I continue to focus on LACK, the demons will consume me, the self-doubt will take over, the depression will return along with the feelings of unworthiness and insignificance. But when I shine the light on something POSITIVE and POWERFUL, they go more into the background, farther away from my life.
When I choose to read something powerful and positive, the demons retreat. When I choose to pray, meditate, or write what I am grateful for, the demons disappear. They can’t stay around the LIGHT. So, when I consistently shine that light in areas in my life I want to improve, my life does improve. When I seek the good, eventually I find the good. When I find the good, I believe in the Good! I don’t see the demons anymore; they are so faraway that they are unnoticeable. But when I feel their presence in the distance, I know it is because I slip back into bad habits. I just remind myself WHY I am committed to do this work everyday? Because it feels good, because it makes my life better and the ripple effect of that is so many more lives will be better. Everyday I commit to seek the good, to consciously look for the good in my life, in others, in the world around me.
What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. I want my life to make a positive difference for myself but more importantly for everyone I care about. I know I can do that if I remain focused on the GOOD, focused on the processes that WORK. I commit to that work everyday.
Shine that light in the areas of your life you want to grow.