Posted by: sistermom1 | May 20, 2013

Our circumstances are Not Who we are

It has been an interesting time. Our son earned his Eagle designation in Boy Scouts. Our daughter is on a three-day class trip to New York City. In a plan to improve my health I am in the middle of a three-day Cleanse. The insurance company approved my physical therapy, which will start next month. The school year is progressing towards a close, and we will begin the college application process this summer. The standing frame that my husband purchased arrived and I am able to use it for an hour every day. I have been doing a lot more reading, which has exposed me to a lot of encouraging, empowering information.

On that note, I received my daily email from The Daily Love this morning (www.thedailylove.com), and it made me stop and really pay attention:
“To identify with our circumstance as who we are is to give the world far too much power. Yes, reality is here and now; it is not who we are. Who you are is much deeper, far more vast and connected than this simple physical reality…. We are far greater than we can imagine, but we doubt and we allow our current circumstances to dictate our possibilities. This is perhaps one of the greatest mistakes we can make. Our circumstances are here, but they are not who we are…Lessons in life come bearing the gift of wisdom. We miss this gift when we begin to identify with the challenge or set back as “who we are”. You are more than that – as is everyone else on this planet. We are far greater than we can imagine, but we doubt and we allow our current circumstances to dictate our possibilities. This is perhaps one of the greatest mistakes we can make. Our circumstances are here, but they are not who we are. The problems of the world exist so that YOU can solve them. This will be impossible if you think you are your circumstances. You must rise above them and get about the business of adding value to the world. This is how you will set yourself free. And you need not wait another moment to begin.”

I am beginning again today — Thanks, Mastin for the kick in the pants!

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