My Life, My Words
Maintaining as much control over my life as possible, even if it's only an illusion to the outside world, no one know it and that's my empowerment. It means I won't give away my power so easily or quickly. Even when I allow other's the opportunity to voice their side, no matter whether I agree or not, I refuse to give up my power and I will never entertain despair.
That doesn't mean it doesn't stop by for a visit now and then. I simply don't allow it to stay for long. Sometimes alongside despair, worry creeps in...
Both are unwanted guests and I treat them as such.
Viewing these from a position of empowerment means I can see the potential pitfall and I know that if I allow these thoughts to linger, I won't find what I'm looking for or get all that I deserve. I won't be trapped under this grey cloud. I allow those thoughts and worries to visit only because if I try to dismiss them without giving them a superfluous moment, they won't go away and will become more insistent. Once they have their moment I can appreciate their 'concern' for me but continue holding my own power and let them leave as easily as they arrived.
No matter how much despair and worry try to convince me that I'm in dire the straits, I know this is just a pile of crap designed to take away my power to step into this big world and really live life to the fullest. Any blip on my radar is not designed for me to hit the panic button, rather it's there for me to realize all the strengths I have garnered over the years. My life hasn't been an easy one and I wouldn't enjoy it if it were. I view the adventures and challenges that show up along the way as moments to rise up, see how far I've come and resolve, overcome or let go of. No matter what, they all make for interesting stories and reflections.
The key way to remain empowered is staying in THIS MOMENT. It's taken years for me to learn this. Many a time have I been distracted by replaying past events, as though somehow I would be able to go back and change the course of history. And I have definitely spent time fretting about the future possibilities, but funny enough, I've seldom predicted the future as it turned out to be.
There's humour to be had in these tough times. And always something positive to spin from a negative situation. I have many strengths and I have proved this time after time. I wasn't born walking - so that alone is proof enough that I can do anything I set my mind to!
By keeping present, paying attention to the now, and taking steps in a direction that my heart calls and my intuition guides, I keep my power - and it's no longer a secret power - I got this, and now, so do you!