The horse is at the starting gate, energized and eager, fueled for success and ready to run. His hoof beats the ground revving up for the race. This is the moment. All the work, all the preparation has led to the second he is released to his own power. The gate opens. He gains speed as the track unfurls before his stampeding hooves. Freedom has begun.
How long do we wait at the gate before we run? We think, imagine, fantasize. We prepare, we search, we wonder. We read, we reach, we examine. We get ready for that day, the day when we will be happy. When is that day? When we retire? When vacation comes? After we graduate? When we fall in love?
The horse has everything within him to race and to feel his power, strength, and vitality. The only thing that can veer him off-course is distractions, but blinders can disrupt those diversions to clear his focus. Without or without blinders, he doesn’t prohibit his own freedom by allowing emotions and analysis to distract him. He runs. He doesn’t contemplate his state or complain about his circumstances. He doesn’t blame others for his performance. He runs.
Are you stuck at the starting gate? Have you searched for all the “stuff” you need to be your maximum self? Do you have a list of reasons why you can’t start or why you can’t move or why you can’t change?
It’s time, then, to put your own blinders on. That doesn’t mean bury your head in the sand and become oblivious; it means, know what you have within you. Know that you possess all the power to create whatever it is you want. Not tomorrow. Not next year. Today. You are a remarkable being. You are capable. You are strong. You are smart. You are loving and lovable. You are powerful. You are creative. You are resilient. You are unstoppable.
Disregard the distractions. Do not listen to the negativity of others, in-person or through the media. Sense instead that for every negative observation you hear, the speaker has relinquished his or her own power. The connection is broken or frayed, but yours is not. You KNOW your power. You know your power to change your body, to change your mind, and to change your life. You know that you have the drive, determination, and dedication to stay the course. You know that regardless of what pace others saunter, you have the power to run. You can run your life, your mind, and your body with exquisite precision and persistent. You can see ahead on the track and sense the freedom that grows within you as you unleash your full stride. You run.
Peruse your life and contemplate your rough moments. They comprise you. They need not limit you; they can act as a fuel to liberate your mighty potential. Those moments are past, written in ink, done. The future is yours to create and with each acknowledgment of how grand you are, you will draw a brighter future. You can do anything.
During the next month, commit to one small act. Each night before you drift asleep, remind yourself of these important truths: “I am powerful. I am whole. I am strong. I am smart. I am ready. I am unstoppable.” As you repeat these simple truths over and over again, night after night, feel happy. Imagine yourself where you want to be on your track of life. As you hold your destination within your mind and your focus, you will get there.
The track that lies before you is yours to run. It is freedom and it is happiness. Release the gate. Quicken your step. Run with your full power.
If you would like guidance to help you discover your harmonious path, contact Karen for coaching or a one-on-one session. An investment in your happiness today pays for itself through prosperity, love, and peacefulness.
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