“Because you and I have the power to impute beauty on anything under the sun. Because you become the labels you give yourself. If you declare you’re beautiful – not despite your imperfections, but because of them – then you are.” – Bo Sanchez
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Do we know we have this much power in our life? I think some of us do and the reason why most of us don’t, is because if we agree with the first paragraph, then we understand that we are responsible for everything we have created in our lives and that there is no-one else to blame for it.
We all have things happen to us throughout our lives. The stories we tell ourselves about how and why, are what fuel our beliefs. If we argue for our weaknesses, who will argue for our strengths? We must allow for our weaknesses, but move on despite them. If we can believe that we can, we’re half way there. If we believe that we cannot, we’re already doomed. Choose your beliefs wisely, they will impact your life everyday.
Knowing that your word has such power, consider the advice of best-selling author Don Miguel Ruiz: be impeccable with your word.
To be impeccable with your word is to speak with truth and love. Be honest with how you speak to yourself and others. Take time one day, to write down how many times you judge yourself or others. Let your mind become conscious of how you think, of how you believe your life is unfolding. In allowing yourself to become conscious of this process, you will begin to awaken this unlimited power you have within and you will begin to make decisions that empower and enhance your life.
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life – Anthony Robbins
The word “power” has been used as a catch-all and has thus eliminated full understanding of the human role of being connected to this power. Control is not power. Control is the abuse or misuse of an ability. Others may connect the word “power” to authority. We may give our authority to others by not speaking or walking our truth, but we cannot give away our power. We may bury our talents, be afraid to use them, or even deny our skills for fear or failure or misuse, but no-one can force us to destroy them.
Connect to this power within you. Understand you need to take responsibility in your choices each day and through those choices, you create every event in your life. Become aware of how you begin and end each day with your thoughts and actions and start to change the story you have always told yourself.
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability……It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Anthony Robbins