Hey guess what? I read another spirituality book and it really inspired me so I’m going to share some of it with you, mkay? I just finished reading The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein. I’ve known of her for a few months now and haven’t read any of her books yet. I’ve checked some out from the library before but never ended up getting to them before the due dates. But not this time!
She had a lot of good gems in the book, but this was probably my favorite:
Taking responsibility for the world we’ve created can seem scary.
I had to put the book down after reading that to really let it sink in. I think this a tough thing because it’s so easy to blame our lives on other people or circumstances. But life is really about owning all your decisions and choices.
I don’t want to live in a world full of fear and negativity anymore. It makes me feel gross and icky, honestly. I know there’s something better out there.
I want happiness, challenges, learning opportunities, hang-ups, failures, laughter and so much more.
I take ownership of how much I’ve let fear and negativity infiltrate my life. It’s my own fault, no one else’s. I chose to read gossip, participate in gossip, associate myself with negative people, etc.
I can’t go back and change anything, and I can’t say I regret doing those things. Everything that happens in our lives teaches us a lesson of some sort or another, and I’ve definitely grown because of those and other experiences.
Challenges are what make us who we are. If we never experience a challenge, how can we grow and change and become the people we were always meant to be?
It’s not about disregarding the tough or negative aspects of your life. It’s about owning them and moving forward.
Don’t be ashamed of what’s happened in your past. Don’t bully yourself for any past mistakes you’ve made. Don’t continue to hurt yourself anymore. Take a deep breath, forgive yourself and move forward to the future.
I’ve spent a lot of time beating myself up for thinking, saying, doing “stupid” things. Negativity just breeds more negativity, so it turned into an endless vicious cycle.
It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that there was a different way to live. I know that sounds super cheesy, but it’s true. You’re the only person who can break yourself out of a vicious cycle or a negative life. You don’t have to let negative circumstances define you or hold you back.
I’m finally realizing just how much possibility there is in our universe, and I can’t turn my back on all of this now.
So I’m taking full responsibility for where I am in my life right now. I believe everything happens for a reason, even if that reason isn’t clear right away. I don’t want to be a victim of my life circumstances. I own my highs and lows, ups and downs, and everything in between.
How about you?