Today, I will pay no mind to the voice that says, “I can’t.”
I will believe the voice that says, “I can.”
I will thank the Imposter for doing its best to keep me safe from scary things.
I will do the scary things anyway.
I will waste no time comparing my life to other people’s Instagram feeds.
I will take one step forward. Then another.
Today, I will be courageous.
I will dare to have faith in humanity.
I will give no quarry to hopelessness and despair.
I will prove wrong the cynics who throw their hands up and claim there is nothing to be done.
I will find one small thing that is within my power to change.
I will change it for the better.
I will build the future I wish to see, one brick at a time.
Today, I will be vulnerable.
I will tear down the walls I have built to protect me from pain and rejection.
I will release the love and hurt and tears I have been holding back.
I will be raw.
I will be naked.
I will speak the words I need to speak.
I will make the offerings I need to offer.
I will crack my heart open and let my deepest fears and doubts and yearnings spill out into the world.
I will let the world spill into me.
Today, I will embrace uncertainty.
I will seek wisdom in the midst of doubt and confusion.
I will let go of the need for answers.
I will honor the beauty of the fog along with the path it obscures.
I will wonder at the mystery unfolding before me.
I will surrender to the wilderness of not-knowing.
Today, I will show up as I am.
I will hold space for my shadow as well as my light.
I will resist the urge to fix myself or anyone else.
I will speak my truth.
I will make no apologies.
I will make no excuses.
I will be here and now and whole.
I will tell my own story.
I will let that be enough.
Photo by Aleksandr Ledogorov