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Living your life on purpose (standard:other, 390 words)
Author: kathygAdded: Nov 07 2006Views/Reads: 1879/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Return to who you are and live on purpose.

It is my intention to be authentic and peaceful with myself. I have this
choice between being what others expect me to be and finding that place 
within myself that is truly me. How others treat me has alot to do with 
how I treat myself. The answer is allowing myself to listen to low 
level energies of well-meaning but bothersome opinions of others, 
instead of putting my energy to postive thinking. Change the thought 
and change your mind. Change your relationships by not giving your 
consent to be at peace with yourself. 

I wake up every morning usually with the same ritual of making coffee
and letting life just happen. Not actively changing the story, but 
wondering every once in a while, why nothing great happens. Can I shake 
it up a bit? Sure, but that is scary. I get in this comfort zone of 
what I expect to happen today,instead of setting my course off the 
shore to sail on seas of the unknown today! 

Even small things can make a difference. Just going out and smiling at
ten people that I do not know, I found eight of them smile back and say 
hello. It's not so scary as I thought. Being shy is frightening when 
you consider the courage it takes to step out the door in the first 
place. It has to be your decision, not the kind push of others, for 
your own good, but you, only you. Taking part of life, the tears, the 
laughter, and the peace will follow. Turn off the tv, the computer, the 
telephone and participate in the life of the living once again. 

Yes, life is hard. It can be joyful or painful. The choice is always
yours. I know that no matter what brand of sneakers I am wearing, it 
matters not, for I am smiling today. This new found freedom is 
wonderful and I feel no longer shackled by fear. This fear tricks me 
into believing I need to hide away from life. Fear is an illusion that 
is a cloud of darkness that shuts out the sun. I only know I wish to 
live a happy life and stand in the sun. That means taking the risk of 
finding a dark cloud or two. But there is always sunshine around the 
corner. Dare to try. 


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