#Reverb10, Life, Personal Development

Words and Wisdom

#Reverb10 is a blogging initiative that provides prompts every day for the month of December with the intent of reflecting on the past year and looking forward to what’s to come. While I can’t promise that I’ll be rising to the challenge of blogging every day, reflecting on the past for future growth is pretty much in this blog’s description, and so I’m glad to be a part of this movement.

Are you taking part? Let me know! I’d love to see your own reflections and words on how you’d like to manifest positive change in the coming year.


The Prompt

“Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?”

I could answer this prompt by writing about my decision to go back to my old job in late 2009. Or I could reflect on how easy it would have been to let everything consume me and how I resolved to take the alternative route, a resolution for happiness. I could even write about a decision that has changed my life further still, a home that I am in love with, a place to call my very own.

It would be so easy to reflect on any of these changes that the previous year has brought me and how the decisions to move forward with these opportunities have transformed my life in remarkable ways.

But instead, I want to speak of something more personal, something I will carry with me forever.

The wisdom? A simple phrase.

The decision? To believe in it.

It’s a phrase I say to myself as I close my eyes at night; it’s the comfort I whisper when I wake in the morning.

All is well in my world.

The affirmation that calms the racing heart, that puts the fears that recently threatened to resurface again to rest, that keeps me firmly planted in the present, rather than always wondering, worrying, about the future.

All is well in my world.

With six simple words, I can appreciate the past without missing it so fiercly, my heart breaking over and again thinking of everything I have lost.

Instead, I can remember all I have gained.

I can look forward to the future without worrying about what has yet come to pass, scenarios of “what if” playing out in my mind, threatening to consume me, disable me.

Instead, there’s the excitement of every possibility.

I can appreciate then.

I can look forward to when.

I can love today.

All is well in my world.

4 thoughts on “Words and Wisdom”

  1. This is my favourite post that you have ever ever written (and you’ve written so many good ones, so that’s hard to say!).

    I have an affirmation too on my desk “Live in rooms full of light” and you’re right. Sometimes all you need to do is look at it, and your pounding heart instantly calms down. Thanks for sharing such a simple, honest and beautiful moment with us!

    1. Mehnaz: I’ve been remiss in responding to comments, but thanks so much for yours! I love your affirmation — if you keep imagining that light, then maybe the darkness can’t edge its way in. Love it. Thanks so much!

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