It is the confidence and courage from our hearts we have forgotten.It is the actual process of transformation, of moving from the head to the heart, that changes the way we feel, the way we act, an the way we see and view reality.
The process of transformation is a journey where we look inside ourselves and reconnect with what's always been there but often hidden--an enormous power that reconnects us with our confidence and our courage.
When I feel insecure, I can feel the fluttering in my belly that now serves as a reminder that I am disconnected from my source of courage and confidence. Often it takes only five minutes for me to close my eyes, examine my feelings and reconnect to my source. This shift can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the issue.
Many of us too often wake up and say something to belittle ourselves, to minimize ourselves, to beat ourselves up. We do not realize the crippling effect this mind set has on our lives. We do not realize that every negative thought undermines our self confidence and diminishes our ability to stand tall in the face of life's challenges and our everyday choices.
Negative thoughts and critical things you say to yourself are lies. It is okay to be yourself. You are not the only one in the world who feels scared, alone, stupid or unlovable. You are not the only one who wakes up at times feeling unworthy, not good enough, hopeless, depressed or stuck. You are not the only one who feels angry, resentful, or pissed off. These are common feelings and they provide real opportunities to learn how to be a spiritual being.
The transformational process is when you look beneath the surface of your thoughts, your beliefs, and your choices, exposing the underbelly of your behavior.
You can discover the why and how of your fear based life -- not to make it wrong or to judge it, but to explore and understand, and honor it as the reality that has brought you to where you are today.
When you look what is hidden from your immediate view, your life will alter. When you take the time to explore your behavior without self deception or illusion, you will be able to clean up the past and glimpse the future you long for. You will learn that you can't help but repeat the past when you are always carrying it with you.
When you realize that there is a part of you that is actively participating in your daily drama, you will start to let your authentic self emerge.
It is then that your fears become secondary to your power, strength, and confidence.
Debbie Ford - Courage