Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Day18: Taking back the power to create your own life story
I define myself by choosing who I want to be.
Every day, our lives are shaped by forces we may not even realize are part of us.
Some of the most prevalent themes that get reinforced in society are: winner and loser, lovable and unlovable, victim and perpetrator, beautiful and ugly, powerful and powerless. When you put yourself in one of these mental boxes, you lose the power to shape your own story.
Today’s meditation is about taking back the power to create your own life story, and to speak and act according to your own truth.
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” ― Coco Chanel