Now I'm not sure about the men, but I'm pretty sure about most women, we are really good at listing our flaws. A couple years ago, when I started this journey to freedom, I had no idea what I would learn or where it would take me.
One thing I have learned is; freedom is a state of mind, not a condition of circumstances. Also, what I think about myself, determines how far I will go and how happy I will be.
I used to think, if I worked hard enough, made a good grade, changed where I lived or who I lived with, my life would be better. It wasn't.
In fact it wasn't until I started thinking, on purpose, good things about myself, that my life started to change. It amazed me how many times a day I was calling myself stupid. WHAT!? I didn't realize the horrible things I told myself until I really started listening.
Let's see if any of them ring a bell with you: Oh, your so stupid, clumsy, fat, lazy, ugh, you look awful in that, man my face is falling, my hair's too thin, wish I hadn't said that, STUPID etc. . .
Then, when I sat down and started listing all the wonderful things God has laid at my feet, I was blown away. I don't think I saw most of it until the list started. Funny how, you open you eyes, a little bit, God will show you untold secrets. The secrets we hold inside about ourselves, a lot of times, should be let out.
We hold our tounges out of a false sense of humility, shame, in the name of conceit or pride. I remember the beautiful, vivacious girls in school being called conceited or stuck up. In adulthood, bitches. Why do we do that to the females in our society?
Let's start to celebrate ourselves and all the wondrous gifts we are and have. Start a list. Share it with me in comments if you dare. We are beautiful, powerful beings, let's claim our place.
All the women in my life, are fabulous and beautiful. Start saying so and see where it will take you. Fantasizing the freedom to appreciate me!