There are times in life in which we get knocked off our feet so hard that we just hit the pavement with an earth-shattering thud! It's almost as if a freight train has blasted us from out of nowhere, and we are left in the middle of a barren desert as we attempt recovery all by ourselves. For long periods of time we are shell shocked and traumatized. We can barely get up from off of the ground, until one day, we just get so sick of wallowing in our own pain and self pity, that we grind our two broken ankles into the desert sand, step by agonizing step, until we reach a far off place of comfort, safety, and refuge that we had been crying out for all along. Round one may have been lost a long time ago, but round two is just beginning.....and this time we're out for the win.
The first round of our lives maybe over people, but now we are left with two choices: 1. Live out our futures reliving the pain(s) of our pasts, or 2. Stand back up and make waves in this world. There is no doubt that we have all had it rough....some of us more than others, but quit letting the people who did you wrong own you! They've already hurt you once, don't let them hurt and control you for the rest of your days! Snap out of it! I know it's not easy....and yes, some traumatic events will be much more difficult to get past than others. There is no denying that. However, in Round 2 of your life I want you to stare directly at the people or visions in your head(each time they pop up) and forcefully say "You don't own me anymore!....I'm free". This will feel rather strange at first, but over time, many of you will feel the burden of your earlier years start to go away. Good luck with this....and congratulations on Round 2! Rumor has it.....it was a knockout! Take care everyone!
See you next time!!!