When I was in my last year of high school, we had to write statements of truth for my English class every Friday. A statement of truth was exactly what it sounded like: a statement we believed to be true based on our experience of life.
Most of the ones I wrote have faded from my memory, except one. A bad one. (Why is it that the bad stuff is always the easiest to remember?)
One Friday that winter, I wrote: February is the worst month of the year. Things can only get better from here.
I can only imagine what my inner state was like at that time. That was 20 years ago and my experience of February has changed a lot since then, as has my experience of life. (My statement of truth this week would be: You always have the power to create the experience of love for yourself, whether you realize it or not.)
One thing I know for sure is that life is as good as we allow it to be. The meaning we make from the experiences we have is ultimately what determines how good we feel about ourselves and our lives.
The thing is that sometimes we give things meaning unconsciously, without even realizing it… which is why it’s so important to be aware of our thoughts, the assumptions we make, and the perspectives we take.
I’m excited to share that I’m starting a podcast called Pure Light, which will explore how to believe in yourself, be happy with who you are, and free yourself from the voice inside your head.
It will be full of experiential truths and the stories and ideas that illuminate them, with perspectives you can play with to see how they resonate for you.
Thank you for being here. I hope this brings a little light into your life this February and beyond.