Sunday, March 04, 2012

our story

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.


val warkentin said...

thanks Cath

Catherine Collie said...

Thank you Cathy. It is our perspective on things that affects how we choose to live life.

Anonymous said...

Cathy, well said! Perspective is so powerful and to have the right perspective changes lives. Thank u for reminding me on how to have the right focus. Kim

Cat said...

ahhh sister
how we think alike
pondering these thoughts today myself as I go to meet with a former friend tomorrow....
our story...the story we tell ourselves holds such power
power that should not be taken lightly...

i love the way you think♥

love and light

Cat said...

I linked to you again today
just had to : )

love and light

ps you truly are a light in my life ♥