As a student of myself I've noticed a change that I'd like to share.
I used to connect to people in order to become a part of their lives. I recently discovered that I have changed. I now connect to the people that I want to become a part of my life. Although it might sound the same, to me there's a huge difference.
In the past my intention was to become a part of someone else's circle, always keeping in mind that I am on the outside. After all, who would want to be a part of my circle?
I recently recognized that I am the center of my own circle. The world was created for me. I can make a difference. I don't need to "attach" myself to someone else's circle in order to be seen, in order to be loved, in order to make a difference. I have a beautiful circle of my own. I now welcome and invite others to join their circle with mine enhancing the beautiful life I have created for myself.
When participating in Radical Authenticity, a course given at The Option Institute, I was asked a question that I have used to change my outlook, or to be more accurate, my inlook of my life. The question is not even so important. What I believe to be so life changing for me is my answer, and the evolution of it as I continue to grow. My answer today is that I am the reason...period! And what a wonderful answer that is.
The things I have come from G-d. Who I am comes from me!
Wishing you joy and blessings,
PS I feel a huge amount of gratitutde to Barry Neil Kaufman (Bears), Co-Founder/Co-Director of The Option Institute and best selling author of Happiness Is A Choice, Samahria Lyte Kaufman, Co-Founder/Co-Director of The Option Institute, Clyde and Beverly Haberman, teachers at The Option Institute, as well as to Zoe Zappa, Senior Adult Program Counselor for being such a huge part of my journey, and for each teaching me so many wonderful tools, which I use daily, to empower myself and enhance my life by focusing on happiness as something I choose rather than something I am missing. Thank you!