Once upon a time, in the wee stages of life, the darkness felt too vast and terrifying to bear – my heart would shudder at the thought and I needed some external source to light the way.
And yet, as I grew older, I began to realize there was nothing within the inky blackness that had the power to hold sway over me. For indeed there was a light inside of me that shone brighter than the sun and moon…and it is a light that does not extinguish, no matter what night…neither life…has to say.
We usually learn this one AFTER the fact…
No sentiment truer than this…
We must constantly consider our inner dialogue, as it can shape the world in which we live internally…AND (very much) externally.
Every encounter we ever have has the possibility to bring with it learning and positivity… Every. Single. One.
Even if you aren’t aware at the time, do what you can to reflect – for in this reflection you will find a many beautiful gems with which you will become a stronger person, more in tune with you truths, and more fit to live the richest life imaginable.
Failure is never “the end,” and neither it is indeed “failure” the way our mind may perceive it. We are generally our own worst enemies and are – I am willing to bet – doing a lot more RIGHT than we are wrong.
Even when we falter and don’t reach the end we *think* is the correct one, there is a strong possibility that we are headed for a great success (part of a larger tapestry we aren’t always aware of.)
In missing the mark we learn a great deal, and for many of us those lessons stay top of mind. Take what you see as a “failure” and focus on the good – what you have learned, and what you steered away from, may well have you rerouted for greatness.
I always loved these wise and beautiful words…
For those for whom magic is a part of life, we understand the power of what we speak…and therefore what might be heard. No matter the circumstance, take care with the words you choose…whether in speaking to others, to the powers that be, or to oneself.