Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Claim and Declare

It's easy to fall back upon bad habits, to rely on what is comfortable rather than jump up to do what is relatively unknown. Right now I find myself being held back by fear. By my fear of rejection, fear of the future, fear or failure... The list can go on and on and on. But what is important is that I should be able to get myself up again after a particularly bad fall. It doesn't matter how many times we make mistakes. What is important is that we learn from it move on to improving ourselves.

But saying that is the easy part. Applying it to my day to day life is where the real challenge lies. For there are certain thoughts and fears that have been ingrained into me since I was a child. These thoughts and fears may not necessarily be true and I think that most are definitely products of bad experiences in my past.

My challenge to myself is to transform these thoughts and fears into something positive. I've been wallowing in a depressive state on and off for quite some time. I don't like feeling this way and I'm sure that no one wants to fall into that pit of sadness and despair. Like a butterfly escaping its cocoon I want to change into something more beautiful. Not in the physical aspect, really, but more of the spiritual, mental and emotional parts of my life. But I think not settling for what I am right now is the key to transforming what I am feeling into something more.
I want to change. I want to feel fulfilled with my life. I want to have direction and I want to be someone who can be proud of myself.

I watched a youtube video about Oprah's Life Class. In this one particular episode she had invited Pastor Joel Osteen, someone whom I do respect. And they had shared that one must declare and claim what one wants to become - even if the prospect of it happening looks bleak. I guess it also makes a person prepared for what he or she wants to happen in their lives.

So I will start the day by declaring the traits that I want to imbibe into my life.

Instead of saying "I want to change" I will say "I am changing". Instead of saying "I want to feel fulfilled in my life" I will declare that "Day by day I am learning and changing my ways to that I am feeling fulfilled and contented with what I am". I am focusing on what is positive. I am moving on towards my goal. I am focused. I am creative. I am successful and I am going to achieve great things.

For what its worth, even the simple act of typing these thoughts have already started a positive spark in my life. It might be a psychological effect but I do know that I feel lighter already. It's a good move into the right direction.

Try it. It might do some good for you too.   

[All photos in this post belong to me taken with my Olympus Pen EPM-2 :)]

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