”It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”

Pema Chodron

You will never be younger then you are in this very moment, this very second in time. I complain so much. More then I should. My knee’s ache, my ankles throb, and my hips pop. But I should stop. My body has given me more then I can ask for.

I want to stop bitching about my smalls boobs, legs made for a fighter, arms that can’t lift much, and hips wide enough to prop a baby on them for hours. I hope to work on dismissing my insecurities. My ass does not and cannot be perfectly perky and cellulite free. My face can not be flawless at all times. Maybe I am not exactly what I want to be, but I am exactly what I am ment to be. The love I have for my body begins now. The love I have for my body is unbreakable. I hope that yours is, too.


I Have A Decided Heart

‘I Have A Decided Heart’

A wise man once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  Knowing this to be true, I am taking my first step today.  For too long my feet have been tentative, shuffling left and right, more backward than forward as my heart gauged the direction of the wind.   Criticism, condemnation, and complaint are creatures of the wind.  They come and go on the wasted breath of lesser beings and have no power over me.  The power to control direction belongs to me.  Today I will begin to exercise that power.

My course has been charted.  My destiny is assured.

I have a decided heart.   I am passionate about my vision for the future.

I will awaken every morning with an excitement about the new day and its opportunity for growth and change.  My thoughts and actions will work in a forward motion, never sliding into the dark forest of doubt or the muddy quicksand of self-pity.  I will freely give my vision for the future to others, and as they see the belief in my eyes, they will follow me.

I will lay my head on my pillow at night happily exhausted, knowing that I have done everything within my power to move the mountains in my path.  As I sleep, the same dream that dominates my waking hours will be with me in the dark.  Yes, I have a dream.  It is a great dream, and I will never apologize for it.  Neither will I ever let it go, for if I did, my life would be finished.  My hopes, my passions, my vision for the future is my very existence.  A person without a dream never had a dream come true.

I have a decided heart.   I will not wait.

I know that the purpose of analysis is to come to a conclusion.  I have tested the angles.  I have measured the probabilities.  And now I have made a decision with my heart.  I am not timid.  I will move now and not look back.  What I put off until tomorrow, I will put off until the next day as well.  I do not procrastinate.  All my problems become smaller when I confront them.  If I touch a thistle with caution, it will prick me, but if I grasp it boldly, its spines crumble into dust.

I will not wait.  I am passionate about my vision for the future.  My course has been charted.  My destiny is assured.

I have a decided heart.

-Andy Andrews.The Traveler’s Gift. Chapter 6