August 31, 2010

Be Your Own Author

Wow, been quite some time since I have posted. Suppose I have a lot of catching up to do, but the “catching up” will come at a later time when I am bored and just want to babble. It might be later tonight or a month from now. I wanted to touch on something specific in this post that was brought up during a chat with a friend today.

Ponder this for a moment:

“You are the author of your own life story. You can only find yourself in you. If you try to find yourself in someone else, then who is writing your story? Not you! So, be yourself, discover who you are and let everything else fall into place as it may! “- Me

This thought came to mind as my friend and I were chatting about how people think they need someone else to be happy, etc. This is something to really think about. We all think we need someone else to be happy and that we just simply cannot live alone. However, I find that we can. All we have to do is believe that we can do this. We all become co-dependent on someone else at some point in life, it just happens. But, we can also free ourselves from that if we chose to do so. My ultimate source of happiness is not through the person I am with or my friends. It is through myself, and God. The other people, places, and things just add to it. Now, I am in no way saying that I don’t want to be with the person I am with [Michael], I do. He is a big part of my life and we bring out awesome qualities in one another. My point to all this is that we all need to take a step out into the “unknown” at one point or another in our life and depend solely upon ourselves and the Lord, or whomever your higher power. This is where true self worth and self acceptance comes from. Through yourself. You is not found in we, or him or her, but you and you only.
All too often I hear of people saying, “I’m afraid to be alone.” or “I cannot be without someone.” You can if you believe in yourself. Too many times people end up in abusive relationships because they do not think they can be alone. This breaks my heart. I wish there was some way I could show them to look inside themselves and know they can do better, and show them how to get to know and love themselves first. That is the key. Loving and accepting yourself as a whole. After all, how can you truly love and understand someone else when you will not even do that for yourself. It is sometimes hard to do. It has been for me.

Be the author of your own life story. If you try to live through someone else then you will miss out on telling about YOUR amazing dreams and adventures. Find peace, love, acceptance, and worth within yourself and the rest of the chips will fall as they may!

Now get to writing some amazing stories!