A Life’s Story…And Moving

 

Addendum – The …”And Moving” will be added to all blog posts until these two moves are done, LOL! Everything is “and moving” when you are moving! 🙂

So, this post today I actually wrote and posted in 2012, as more pages of my life were being written. It is still more than relevant all these years later as I complete yet another chapter of my story and begin another new one. The final words of a chapter can be bittersweet…but the beginning words of the new chapter are fresh and carry the energy of a new beginning. And this is exactly where I am today. So, I share this post with you and my fervent wishes that you write exactly the chapters you most desire for the book of your life. Much Love and Blessings!

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“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”  ~ Patrick Rothfuss

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”  ~ Robert Kiyosaki

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”  ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”  ~ Aberjhani

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

We all have a story. It is the story written on the back binding of our tapestries, pages illustrating the meaning of the scenes that are woven into the embroidery. That is our true story, whose words are written by us, our experiences, our inner voices, the other voices around us in our lives, and the very threads that weave the scenes that are described.

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But, we also have “other” stories. These are the stories that spring from our insecurities, our foibles, our needs, and our desire to aspire to be a better “we”. Some stories come from far away in our past and leave us shaken and feeling inadequate. Some stories come from believing what others say to us, when we know it is not the truth, but we listen anyway and write that story to be our truth. Some stories come from the critical eye we view ourselves with every day in the mirror that casts a sheen in the looking glass so we only see the faults and not the beauty. And some stories come from deep within those thoughts that we allow to run amid the fields of our minds that we will never be as good as we want to be, or as everyone expects us to be.

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“Think and then think what you have thought. Is it really what you had thought. Think again.”  ~ Amit Abraham

I love this quote. It suggests a picture in my mind of myself, with a far off look in my eye, thinking about what I am thinking. And asking myself…is it MY truth. Because, whatever I am thinking, whatever story I am writing at that very moment…and whispering to myself…is what I will believe, and then create.

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So I have to ask myself…is this My True Story. Is this part of the pages that are stamped to the back of my tapestry…or have I written some pages that are taken from places in my mind or voices that I hear that I had no cause to listen to. As another quote says above, we are called in life to “give birth” to ourselves over and over as we navigate through that life and its experiences. And with each birth/re-birth, comes another story.

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So, we must make sure we are writing the story of our life in our own truth, from that honest, wiser voice within that tells us who we really are…and not what others, or our insecurities about who we are, would tell us. That takes reflection, and wiping away the haze in front of the mirror…and NOT being afraid of who we will see there…because that person is the story we are writing right now.

And…we have the Power at any given moment to say, this is not how I want this story written, and do a rewrite, or scrap the pages altogether and start over…a rebirth. Critique the work, but don’t be a critic. And believe in the power of words, your words, for they are your thoughts, which turn into you.

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Now, write the greatest story you have ever told!

Blessings!

Thoughts For The Day

Thoughts Guilt

“The mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. We look around at all those who have failed to get what they want and feel that we do not deserve to get what we want either. We forget about all the obstacles we overcame, all the suffering we endured, all the things we had to give up in order to get this far.” ~ Paulo Coelho

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Is this the reason we sometimes (or often) do not get what we want in life? Is it that deep down we feel guilty because…we do not feel worthy of it, or we fear we have not done enough to credit our receiving it, or feel that, if “Chester” over there has not gotten his desires, then surely we do not deserve ours to be fulfilled? And how dare we even ask for it? But, when we add up the sum of what we have endured in our lives…relative to our own self and not comparing to any other…who has the right to judge our worthiness but us? Drop the guilt, hoist worthiness to your soul…and go get what you desire.

Thoughts Story

“What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events affect us.” ~ Rabih Alameddine

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Life happens. And daily we tell ourselves stories about why and how it happens. In order to live a true and purposeful life, we must become aware of the stories we tell ourselves…and make certain they are the truth. False and embellished stories lead us into chapters best left unwritten. For the glorious story of your life…write it true and well.

Thoughts Choice

“Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later. I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire and not terrify me.”  ~ Tracee Ellis Ross

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

The choices we make every day do not just impact that moment or event that the choice is about. Choices are like pebbles tossed in a pool of water…they create ripples that flow into our future. We know where we are at this moment…and where we would like to be. That space between is the flowing river of our lives and, if we look closely to see the vegetation, growth, rhythm, and life within it, should encourage and empower us. So that when we make a choice, we know the ripple will carry us into the flow, into the future. Be mindful, and choose from the inner wisdom that springs from this knowledge.

Blessings!