This morning as I was scouring YouTube for my next class I naturally searched up Oprah Winfrey simply because she has been such an influence on the transformation that has come into my life since the beginning of the year. I just so happened to come across this video of her asking: What do you believe about yourself?
That simple question struck me. I began to think, what do I think about myself? I know what my old beliefs about me were because I had lived them for nearly forty-five years, but what are my beliefs today? So, I go out my journal and began to write, and this is what came out:
I believe I am loving and kind. I believe that I am intelligent and articulate, and I believe that I am rich is so many ways. I believe that I have begun to find myself and have found the journey exhilarating which makes me one interesting creature. I believe I am worth the time and effort that it takes to read and write and to discover more and more about me each day. I believe I am loved, heard and understood by those who love me and even some that don’t. I believe I am an inspiration and have the ability to help others. I believe my future is going to be amazing and that my inner purpose will line up with my outer purpose in no time. I believe God loves me and forgives me for all my misgivings. I believe that I can and will make a difference in the world.
It felt amazing to put all of this down on paper. I guess it never occured to me to explore this question before, however I am glad I did.
What do you believe about yourself?