how we tell our story shapes us
how we speak our reality defines us
we all live a story and are part
of a great story, a great adventure
i have been learning a lot
about what I tell myself
and what I tell others
what is my truth, my story?
I may say:
I am alone
I am frightened of my future
I am overwhelmed with financial burdens
I am living with lost dreams
and it is true
or I may say:
I am surrounded with loving friendships
I am awake to hope for my future
I have much and am able to be a blessing to others
I am living with new dreams and possibilities
and it is true
when I live out of the first one - I live out of my poverty. I want to hoard my possessions and move to self-pity. Fear engulfs me and anxiety paralyzes me.
when I live out of the second one - I realize a sense of adventure. I awaken to all that I have been given and I can choose to share. With surprise I receive the joy of giving. Invitations for living and sharing multiply and my 'two loaves and five fish' that I yield to the Source of Life not only feed me but so many around me. And I awaken to the joy of living in abundance. Sharing with all my heart what I have been given - knowing that I am being taken care of. And the mystery of community, intimacy, nurture, dreams and living with purpose and meaning become a daily reality.
It is true - there is more than enough
I am rich with companionship, love, friendship and community.
And I give thanks.