They say you are limited to what you believe. What you think about yourself, others and your perception in general, can actually limit who or what you become. You may or may not agree with me, but the power of your mind can definitely shape or limit you.
I keep reading about how people say they are broken. They say things like, “I don’t believe in this or that” or “no one could love me”. Maybe they think “I’m difficult to live with or deal with”. Well, if we are what we believe, I sure don’t believe that I’m broken. So you went through a lot? You experienced difficult times or hardships? So does a piece of coal before becoming a diamond. So does the caterpillar before he becomes a butterfly.
I’m here to tell you this one thing:
YOU ARE NOT BROKEN!
You have been through things, events, moments that do not define who you are, but rather moments that have made you exactly WHO you are! That is, if you choose to let them strengthen you. YOU are in control of your mind. YOU can control how you feel about anything and anyone.
There are so many people who end up in emotionally and mentally controlling and abusive relationships. They are broken down by the power of someone else’s words. These people spend years struggling to get out of these relationships and can still be stuck in this state of mind. And the worst part is when we speak to ourselves this way. I will be the first to tell you I do not speak kindly enough to myself. But guess what? We have to be the ones to speak gentle and loving to ourselves. Why? Because WE are the most important people in our lives!!
So the next time that little voice in your head starts to speak to you, remember to speak with love. If you must, pretend you are speaking to your best friend. Remember that you are not your past. You are not things you have done nor the things that have happened to you. Remember you are human. You are loved. You are not broken! You, my dear, are a diamond.