Our past has allowed us the opportunity to arrive in the very place we are in this moment. Moving on from the past is one thing and necessary to move forward and beyond our boundaries, however what if we need to hold on to some of those moments where we actually felt ourselves expand? What if we could reflect rather than revert? Reverting back to old patterns and behaviors will certainly bring us back to the very place we used to be, but reflection serves as a reminder of the moments we were courageous enough to push through the heavy experiences in our lives, much like the Buddhist story of the lotus flower, we grow through the mud and muck to achieve enlightenment. We all have experienced moments where we weren’t sure of our self or showed little or no love for our self. It is not about our weaknesses and I don’t even want to call them weaknesses because this allows us to believe we are anything but powerful. It is truly about the moments we rise above any lack we are feeling. There is no such thing as lack; and there is no such thing as weakness; there is only the illusion of lack and weakness which is created by our very own fears. It is important to remember (at all times) that your EGO has a job and that job is to justify, agree or even convince you that any of your disempowering thoughts are true. So why not allow empowering thoughts to enter your mind so your EGO can go to work on convincing you that you are good enough, big enough, smart enough and yes…powerful enough. Once you have the support of yourself you will begin to see things in a new way, you will find the right tools to guide you or expand you, the right courses or coaches and people or even the job and relationships you have been longing for. Be courageous in your thoughts and you will be courageous in your life.