Focus Instead On What Is Possible Within You

“You have been taught that there is something wrong with you and that you are imperfect, but there isn’t and you’re not.” Unknown

This quote comes from where I get the most interesting ideas on a random basis. I saw no author linked to it, if you know who it is please share. As a mental health professional I am struck by the unfortunate accuracy of the message of these two lines.

The almost universal training we all received was that, we are not ok. It happened because our parents had their self-doubts, our schools teach us we can fail, our churches fill us with feedback about what we are doing wrong, and nightly news is focused on the worst of human behaviors and situations. All of this misinformation we are feed is wrong and would you please disregard it now and for the rest of your life.

Sure there are people who are very troubled but they most likely have been abused. The rest of us are only as troubled as we let our conditioned mind control us.

Instead focus on what is positive and possible in you:

• You have a mind that can think amazing thoughts, be creative, invent, design, engineer, calculate, philosophize, process information, interpret your senses and much more.

• You have a heart that can feel love, passion, fear, joy, caution, excitement, sadness, compassion, hopeful and much more. Your ability to love in unlimited.

• You have a body that can run, dance, swim, sleep, relax, get stronger, heal itself, fit off disease, have incredible endurance, transport you, eat delicious food, see, hear, taste, enjoy touch, give and receive pleasure, make offspring and much more.

• You have a spirit that always is, has no limits, can soar to the highest expressions and knowing, is in union with all, inspires your greatness, guides you, and is so much more than your realize.

The following quote is a very strong reminder of what is possible in you and I. Thank you Marianne Williamson for the inspirational words:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."