You can choose to bend your back under the burdens of feeling incompetent, operating from scarcity and despair. Stagnant.
You can choose to bow your head and fix your eyes on the ground under the weight of never being good enough for yourself or anybody else.
You can choose to live on your knees, trapped in the dark hole of your circumstances and your mind.
You can choose to rise.
You can choose to climb.
You can choose to drop the weights and make them your bridge to greatness.
You can choose to get on your feet and fight your way out of the dark.
You can choose to raise your head, straighten your spine, and face down every feeling of less than or not good enough.
You can choose to slice through your reserve and say the things you really want to say. Do the things you really want to do. Feel the things you really want to feel.
You can choose to free yourself.
You can choose to value your growth and expansion more than you value your comfort.
Choice. Intention. Action. Reaction. A consciousness that your behaviour creates your present and your future. Might as well operate from a richness of spirit, eh?
There is always a choice: action or inaction; victory or defeat; blend with your power or blend with your fear.
Blending with your power strengthens you, sharpens your identity, emboldens you to flow with your challenges and stay fluid enough to find lasting solutions.
Blending with your fear depletes you, sucks you dry, blurs the shape of your identity and leaves you at the mercy of whatever challenge you encounter, both big and small.
You can choose to ask for help when you don’t have the answers.
You can choose to spark your soul fire and guard it fiercely against those who would douse it.
You can choose to go deeper than most and trust that you’re capable of handling whatever’s buried within.
You can choose.
What’s your choice? Will you decide to flourish, not because anyone says so or pushes you to, but for yourself? I hope your answer’s yes.
Mine is. Yes.
Poster credit: Karen Salmansohn