I’ve been repeating this to myself over with my hand on my heart and it is so healing. To love is to be there. We cannot love if we are not fully breathing into each moment. May we have the courage to open to each moment with a sense of curiosity. May we have the desire to show up for ourselves no matter what. May we put our hands on our hearts and speak in a gentle voice, Dear One, I am here for you. Dear One, I am here for you. Dear One, I am here for you. All my love.
-thich nhat hanh
I am in this body but I am not the body. I and the body are separate. The body is mine for only a short time. Even if I live a hundred years more, it will go by like a flash. Everything outside of my heart is not truly mine. I own nothing in this world. Everything I own is contained in my heart. The love I have for others and the love they feel for me is mine. My connection with God is mine. My wisdom is mine. My joy is mine. I breathe into my heart-and breathe out from my heart. May I not waste another moment withholding love. For myself or anyone else.
(Adapted and changed from a Bishop TD Jakes talk)
It is not the movement of the clock that produces the newness of life it is the movement in your heart.
You’re going to hear all kinds of things said about you.
Throw it behind you.
This is your time.
Truth of the matter is everybody in here is going through a change. You don’t have to be ashamed of yours.
we are all in the process of transforming…to a higher better expression of ourselves.
Let this be the year that I birth to higher better expression of myself.
Don’t let the habits of my past stop me from this metamorphosis.
New year, new me. New year..New. me.
What separates us is transformation.
The possibility of change.
The desire to evolve.
The passion to get up off the ground and change our lives.
I’m tired of doing what I used to do! if I always do what I’ve always done I’ll always be where I have always been!
I’m going to throw it behind me.
There’s somebody in this room that nobody would think would be in the church tonight but you drew them to this place tonight because you want them to be a new me and A new you, and have a new attitude in have a new year and have a new mind. And an open heart.
Because the real battleground is in your mind. That’s where the fight is, you lay down with it, you get up with it, you go to work with it, you can’t digest your food because of it. You’re smiling in front of people and nobody knows that his gun fire going off in your head. It’s not a geographical location, it’s not debt, it’s not money, it’s not haters! It’s not liars, it’s not enemies.
It’s not what other people say about you that matters.
It’s what you say about you that threatens your destiny!!
You will never be defeated by what they say about you. You only be defeated by what you say about you.
Say good things about yourself.
Be kind to yourself.
Do whatever it takes to love yourself no matter what. No matter how hard things get.
Love yourself no matter what.