[Disclaimer: My writings are strictly creative and shouldn’t be taken literally.]
Dear Sweet Red Wine,
I admit that there were many others before you. I admit that you were not my first drink of choice. My affair with Hennessy must have broken your heart. To see me fill my insides with such a toxic substance. I must have been out of my mind.
But you have to understand that nothing compares to your sweet taste. You are my happiness after a long work week. You are my escape from the void of loneliness that fills me. You were my comfort in my darkest moments. I found my sanity in my solace when I discovered you.
So I will hold you close to me and we’ll spend many moons together.
The shit has hit the fan! You’re tired of being the fun loving, easy going and nice friend. You’re ready to walk on the wild side and be a selfish bitch like your sister signs, Aries and Leo. You’re tired of compromising yourself to be an optimistic and pleasant person. You’re tired of being there for other people and not being there for yourself. This doesn’t mean that you want to be negative or cruel. You’re just done being nice to the wrong people because you’ve become a little push over. Ouch!
However, you’re no longer settling. You are finally stepping into your womanhood and being the confident sexy woman you were born to be. The old you has been draining and you know it’s time to sever any ties that keep you in that same low vibrational frequency. You are ascending and moving into a dimension of love that you’ve never experienced. You can finally be your most authentic self. You are finally free. You should feel liberated and excited because your new life is here, so celebrate. Don’t party too hard.
I know that you are reading this now and you’re scared. You maybe reading this from the comfort of your bed. Or maybe you’re in the middle of a class you hate. Maybe you’re sneaking on your phone during your lunch break. Hopefully, you’re not driving.
Before continuing any further, I want you to take 20 seconds and look at your environment. Put the phone down, really look at your immediate environment. Did you like what you saw?
You and I have something in common. We both have these flawed ideas that prevent us from living up to our potential. We believe that success and happiness is in the future. We believe that our best lives are in the future. Maybe we’re right. Hopefully, the people we are 20 years from now have accomplished every goal and fulfilled every dream.
However, we must ask ourselves, “What is preventing me from living up to my potential NOW?” Now we can sit and blame it on time. There simply isn’t enough hours in the day to do everything. We can sit and blame it on the lack of resources. If only we had enough money to pursue our passions. We can even blame our shitty families and toxic friends. It’s them that’s holding us back. It’s the world that’s holding us back. If only we could break through every obstacle and persevere. Right? Wrong.
If you haven’t figure it out by now, the single thing that holds us back is ourselves. Our limited perspective of the world and perception of ourselves is what prevents us from making the necessary decisions to enhance our lives. We are to blame. We have made too many excuses and not enough conscious choices. We have allowed ourselves to become victims of our experiences. We are not as progressed as we like to believe because we have given permission to all of these outside forces to control our lives. We are to blame.
Doesn’t that empower you? To realize that you have been in the driver’s seat this whole time except, you haven’t realized the key to start this journey has been in your pocket. You have fooled yourself. I have fooled myself. Aren’t we crazy?
The good thing my friend is that it doesn’t have to be this way forever. We have a choice. We have always had a choice. The choices we have made have led us to this breakthrough. Now I’m not going to sit up here and tell you step by step how to improve your circumstances. I cannot give you the map of your destiny. It is up to you to create your own path.
But I can plant the seed that sparks the fire inside of you to make a decision. You can either walk away right now and continue to blindly sleep through life. Or you can have the courage to remove your blindfold and awake. The choice is yours. Choose wisely.