World Within

In response to a kindly letter I received recently from a dear reader regarding adversity, it dawned on me that there are many who inadvertently see adversity as an experience defining who they are.

I have been through adversity, although nothing more or less than most others. The beauty of adversity is that we all grow through our pain, and rather than remain stuck in the cycle of despair, once we realize it’s not our experiences that actually define who we are, but rather who we choose to be in response to those experiences, that we are able to find true freedom within ourselves and the life we live.

The truth of what truly defines who we are, is based on who we choose to be in relation to the pain and adversity in our life. Once we acknowledge this, our choices become easier and less painful.

With each passing day, creating all that we choose to experience through thought, action and response. Once we master our creations and learn to choose from our higher self, it is only then that we are on the road to freedom and fulfillment.

Once we realize that true freedom is not outside of the confines of community, but rather, free from the confines of our own mind, that we may truly live in harmony.

Peace comes from within, no matter where we are in life. Once we choose to be at peace with who we are, it is then that we become at peace with the world.

I haven’t always witnessed or felt life through the eyes of today. For many years I wore, not only rose colored glasses, but glasses of many different shades. I’m thankful for all my life experiences and there is nothing I wouldn’t change. I’m grateful for all and sundry in my life, as they have slowly guided me closer to the truth of who I am.

Julie Anne

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