Fill in the blanks:
My life is hard because ___________________.
If only I had ____________, I'd be happy.
Once I get through ______________, I can really start living.
or, on a smaller scale:
Because of _____________, I always miss out.
__________'s life is so much easier, she doesn't even realize it.
It's not fair that I can't have ____________.
Sound familiar? These stories become familiar, they become habit. So much so that they start controlling things, making things be just so. To the point that they become what you base everything on.
I can't possibly do that: I have kids.
I can't move to that place where I really want to live, because I'm strapped to my job.
Once I lose the weight, I'll really be happy.
If only I had more money, then things would be okay.
What if I told you that those were all lies? What if I told you that your story -- the one that you're letting run the show -- is just a crutch? A way of putting off your real life. A way of living in the "if only" instead of the now.
What would happen to your life if you let go of the story. What would be available to you if you chose (oh yes, you can choose!) to let another story guide you?
I can be happy right now, just as I am.
I have everything I need in this life.
I choose to start living right now, not once I become successful.
The joy of my life is not dependent on things or other people or circumstances or situation.
My stories? I have so many, but a few:
Running a business is hard. If only I could lose a few pounds, I'd be happy. I don't have enough time/money/energy to make it all happen.
I could continue, but writing even those is making me tired. I'm ready to choose another way. Another way of thinking, of thinking about things and of showing up.
What story is getting in your way? Are you ready to let go of it and get started right now?
Remember: it's your life we're talking about.
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