Today, in my solitude, I wonder about us, you and me. It seems our biggest challenge is how to be here now. To survive, we may have to make room for the new. I’m not talking about cleaning out our closets, I am talking about the transformation of our minds. We can no longer be bound by yesterday.
I found words from author Iyanla Vanzant, in her 2001 book, Faith in the Valley, echoing my perceived need for transformation.
“As a result of this divinely ordered event, you are no longer held in hostage to what was. All dreams, goals, commitments, arrangements, and agreements are now negotiable in terms of what is. This is not to imply that you are not accountable to or responsible for yesterday’s choices. It is to say that things can and have in fact, changed.
All parties who intend to evolve must maintain an open mind and heart to what the new day brings. The process of life is pleased to announce YESTERDAY DIED LAST NIGHT.”
TODAY we recognize that sometimes the reason for something doesn’t matter as much as our response. TODAY, let our response close the gap between the language we speak and the lives we live. Let us do more than speak love. Let us tattoo a gratitude prayer for those who continue to support our survival needs on our hearts. Let us rise up.
Remember you are not alone; you are loved, wash your hands, wear your masks, and rejoice in the fact that they have solved the toilet paper shortage mystery.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.