To be real is to feel with your whole being and to trust that you have control.
I am real.
My truth is that I’m a loving, adventurous, fun, human being with many gifts. I am deeply powerful because of the gifts I’ve been blessed with. I’m a horse whisperer, a cat connoisseur, a caregiver, a tree climber, and many more things my loved ones believe I am.
My truth is that I’ve been through a lot of trauma but that doesn’t define who I am. My reality is what I make it and what I chose it to be.
I choose to be my true, authentic, unapologetic self. I choose myself everyday and that means that I choose to love myself and choose to make myself happy everyday, even if it’s doing one task that I enjoy.
I choose me everyday because I deserve to be happy.
This morning I drank some tea and while I was letting it steep, I read the tag attached to the string. It read: “Many paths lead to the same destination; it doesn’t matter how you get there.”
This spoke to me because it reminds of of where I was and where I’m going. I’ve been through some shit but it hasn’t killed me even when it felt like the worst possible pain. Still one thing remains the same: I create my reality and I am real.
This is my mantra; but it’s not just for me. You can borrow it whenever you want. In times of stress or desperation, you can whisper this to the child in your heart and the soul that houses there.