I have listened to many people talk about what is going on in their lives tonight and listened to how damaged they feel and how they don't recognize themselves. I remember hearing once on the radio, I think by Mastin Kipp that "your circumstances do not define you". This is so true and such a helpful statement. Especially when things may not be going the way we would like them to.
When we are having financial challenges or find ourselves in the wrong job or marriage. When we have forgotten who we really are and have shifted our gaze outside of ourselves, it becomes very easy to define ourselves by our circumstance. But our circumstances are just that. They are our lessons, not who we are. How we face our challenges will show us where the lesson is. When our self worth is low, we may sink into a depression or become frozen and feel shamed. When our ego is in the way we may become adversarial and look for cause and blame outside of ourselves.
We can keep our focus within and reconnect with our spirit, and take simple small steps to reawaken our soul to its journey and purpose or just reawaken ourselves to what nourishes us. What makes us feel connected. A walk in nature perhaps, or connecting with animals. Maybe even just sitting in meditation or going for a run. Whatever it is for us that makes us feel alive, and connected to the divine source, that is the first step to reawakening our spirit. We want to wake ourselves up so we can remember, who we are and what our purpose is.
Remember, our circumstances are what is outside of ourselves, and changing them will only happen when we journey within. That is the first step....Shift our focus.
With Light and Love