can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a
college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your
verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of
thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace.
A soul generated by love. "
"As soon as "A" observes something which seems to him wrong, from which "X"
is suffering, "A" talks it over with "B", and "A" and "B" then propose to get a
law passed to remedy the evil and help "X". Their law always proposes to
determine what "C" shall do for "X", or, in better case, what "A", "B", and "C"
shall do for "X"... What I want to do is to look up ""C". I want to show you
what manner of man he is. I call him the Forgotten Man. perhaps the
appellation is not strictly correct. he is the man who never is thought
of.... I call him the forgotten man... He works, he votes, generally he
prays-- but he allways pays..."
My birthday is in a few days and my life has changed since
my birthday last year all because I decide to step outside of my comfort zone.
I put on a great façade, always smiling, laughing having a
good time! Always keeping in my place, not speaking about my feelings and
opinions. Always doing for others, never being able to say “No”. My attitude
was don’t look at me for nothing special; I doubted my ability to step out my
box. After all if I stepped out of my box, what would people say?
From an early age I was taught to doubt myself. My thoughts
and ideas were put down or dismissed as being foolish, or ignored completely.
When I did or said something I felt my Self needed to say or do, I was
humiliated to the point of tears. I told myself to be good be seen but not
heard. So by the time I came into my adulthood I had lost my Self. I allowed
others through the years define who I was. After many bouts of depression and
self-hate, sadness, and loneliness I became content.
Then this year came and I had many Aha moments that changed
my life and the way I view life.
Have you ever consider that there may be more out there for
you to discover … if only you would have the courage to step out of your box?
If you are anything like was; you are content with your life
as it is now, feeling safe within your box. Perhaps you think, this is who I
am, this is all I will ever be, this life is pretty good, I can’t do anything
different now anyway so I will just live with it. Notice that voice deep down
within your body that knows you could be so much more. Up until this year, I
would never listen to that voice, after all I was content in my box.
As one guest said to Oprah, “If you want something you never
had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” What do you want that
you’ve never had? To get it, what can you do that you’ve never done?
I invite you to consider the following questions, notice how
your body feels when you read them, and pay attention to that.
Is your definition of Self truly your own definition?Are you holding yourself in a certain box
because of uncertainty or fear?
Do you believe that you are capable of doing more, living
more, being more? What is holding you back from awakening to your own
awesomeness and true Self?
I got curious about who I defined my Self to be. As I wrote
down the traits I had believed defined me, I discovered that none of those were
definitions I had for myself. They were imposed on me. I was not got to be a
victim anymore and right then and there I declared I would define my Self, I
was stepping out of my box. After all who’s life is it?
Think of something you’ve always wanted to do, and break it
down into teeny tinniest little steps you can imagine. Then cut those in half.
Write down those steps, below. Then take one. And another ……
It’s never to late change” That’s what I did … … I can do
all things through Christ who strengths me
Blog inspired by Oprah's LifeClass lesson "Stepping out the Box"