watching Oprah's Lifeclass' webcast & realizing I was wearing a 'Believe' slap bracelet
Wednesday night’s Lifeclass on Oprah’s OWN TV was just the refresher life course I’ve needed to take. The class was titled, “You Become What You Believe”. And although I’ve always known this to be true with constant reminder from my parents, and affirmation sprinkled in my apartment, somewhere along the way I’ve allowed what I believe to be true about myself, life and future goals to lose it’s value. I’ve allowed self-doubt to dictate my life and my actions, or lack thereof. I’ve allowed fear of inadequacy to dictate what it is I think I should be doing--when actually; I know exactly what I should be doing.
my mom bought this for me when I first moved out...it's one of the first things I see when i wake up over my TV
words and inspiration from Desmond Tutu - 'Believe' book placed on coffee table in livingroom
I know wholeheartedly that you have to speak things into existence. And it has worked for me in the past. I’ve read The Secret, twice. I’ve read The Power. I know that our minds are very powerful and can allow us to believe things that we really don’t want to believe. But because we put forth negative energy in our words at times, they become stiflers suffocating our passions. It’s time to let those passions breathe with life.
I’m challenging myself to wake-up reciting positive affirmations and believing them despite what I might have experienced the previous night. No more, ugh I’m tired. I don’t feel like getting up. If I don’t get up how am I suppose to achieve anything.
Anyway with that said, armed with my notes from Wednesday night, it’s time to cue the clapperboard—Misha’s life take 32.
Take two minutes and watch what Oprah has to say about believing in yourself. It won’t kill you. It might just save your life. And if you have more time head over to Oprah.com to Oprah's Lifeclass for lesson 3 here.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -Marianne Williamson