Read This, When You Need To Keep Going...
Updated: Aug 2
“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” -Doe Zantamata
The truth is- oftentimes we will need to push through, even when we don't want to. We'll need to push through even when we don't think we can. We will need to find within us our inner strength to move forward, even if our soul is loudly calling us back into our comfort zones.
The truth is, that life isn't always easy. There are plenty of ups and downs, that will try to tell you that you aren't enough. That you should give up. That you aren't worth it. But I need you to listen closely and realize that you are not the echoing voice in the back of your mind, telling you that you aren't worth it.
You are not the little child you once were that isn't capable of all of the things that you once hoped and dreamt for. You are not that voice. And you have to understand that although that voice may always be in the background of your life...
That voice is not who you really are.
The truth is, many of us grow up believing that we aren't enough as a result of our past. A memory that perhaps forced this cold truth upon us, when in actuality, that moment was simply an experience that helped you grow. You see, whether it's a failed relationship or a parent that doesn't believe you are capable of great things, everything in life is but a lesson to help you grow into who you're really meant to be.
The truth is, that we are not our past. We may be mended, shaped and molded from our past and the people that once told us that we weren't enough. But at the end of the day, we are the ones creating the label and meaning to it all. We are the ones subconsciously labelling this person or event as "important" in our lives. And in doing so, giving them our power to fully live. Giving them our power to fully be.
You see, you may not be able to control what once happened to you, but you can always control how you are responding in this moment right now. You can always control how you are living right now in the present moment, and instead, choose to change the way you see yourself and the way that you see your own life. You can always move forward.
You can always push past what you're going through. You are always worth it. But I beg of you to please, start believing this for yourself. To start seeing yourself in the way that I see you. In the way that I know you can be. Find the reason that you get up every morning feeling light and inspired and tap into that drive and vigor once more.
Find WHY you want to keep going.
Because when you find that passion for your life once more, it will beckon and ripple throughout every aspect of your life. It will carry you throughout the rough times, reminding you that you are always enough. Reminding you that you are always whole and complete, despite what may happen to you on the outside.
So please, find that ripple for life once. Find that passion and fire that you know you have from within you and light the candle once more. You have everything you can possibly need in this moment right now, and all you have to do is start believing again that you are strong, capable and worthy of bringing everything that you desire most into your life.
So choose to see your life differently. But most of all, choose to see yourself differently.
Today, you start. Today, you begin once again.