It’s important to believe in yourself, but let’s face it, we all need some help with that from time to time. What would you do without the people who are in your corner, cheering you on? They are your champions, and here’s why they are so important:
Every day and all around you, there are people expressing their opinion about how you “should be”. It can be extremely crippling when you buy into it, because so often these unsolicited gems of wisdom are negative. These people are not secure in themselves, consequently their chief aim is to demoralize, demotivate, and drain you. They are called “energy vampires”, and this is how they achieve some or all of their personal power. They do not want to see you succeed, because they believe that would somehow diminish them.
Your champions, on the other hand, aren’t trying to mold you into their idea of success. Rather, they see your talents and strengths and encourage you to follow your own unique path. They offer to share their knowledge and mentor you, where it is appropriate. They truly care about your success!
So believe in your dream, intend to succeed, and work at it passionately. You will find your true champions gathering around you. Hold them close, treasure them, express gratitude to them often. Your champions are pure gold.
“Following my bliss” has meant different things at various times in my life. How about you? Certainly selling pretty much everything I owned at mid-life, leaving the circle, and heading out into the world with my partner was both scary and illuminating.
Could I call that “bliss”? Yes, I would say that now, because up until that time I had defined myself in certain ways that had become claustrophobic and limiting. I discovered that I loved to write, and here I am now and speaking to you. More doors are opening all the time, and that’s a truly beautiful thing.
Is there something you’ve been yearning to do, but haven’t quite taken the leap yet? I urge you to take at least one baby step forward. You will be amazed at how the universe will conspire to help you!
Why are we so drawn to the idea of a super hero? Heroes dominate some of our greatest stories of transformation. I would say that the ones wearing flashy uniforms are a bit dangerous, as they represent saviors who will rescue humanity. The cinemas and video games are consumed with this idea.
Hey, Spider-Man, I have the real news for you. We’re not weak, we’re capable of saving ourselves…
The Lord of the Rings primary hero, dear humble Frodo Baggins, is just an ordinary guy answering an inner call. And therein lies the true power of those stories. Do we not all have a hero inside of us? We rise to the occasion in small and big ways, and it all counts!
You are the hero of both your own story, and the world’s story.
More on the hero’s journey here: Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey”
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
“The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.”
it’s unnerving when
you roil and rant,
rattling your saber –
An empty threat?
I feel Earth slide,
my life tenuous
beneath my feet.
Tornadoes & floods,
hail & hurricanes,
that we live always
by your grace,
so better live now,
© Susan L Hart 2023
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These are such times…
Speak about life, its essence, its beauty, your loves, your passion for it all, your ideas and inventions, the things you’d like to change to make the world a better place. Try as much as possible to make your words positive ones, because words are seeds.
Speak. Speak before they take away your right to do that.
Most importantly, speak about that too.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
~ Coco Chanel