It’s the first sunrise of the new year.
You lie still in bed.
An orchestra of thoughts and a montage of memories flickering through your head. You have not a single kind thought to spare yourself.
This high-speed train of inner dialogue is taking your nowhere.
Sucking you into an ocean of sadness.
And from the pit of your belly, a mental rope of hope emerges and is thrown upward. You think…
“I am not a prisoner to my subconscious.”
Recalling your years of psychology training, your years of mentoring, years of studying mental health tools you now cling to them.
You command yourself up from bed and manage to the bathroom where your reflection awaits.
Needing to reverse this ominous negativity and the proclamation of truths and gratitude: As if a song, the words rhythmically flow outward
You have toes that wiggle
Legs that walk
Knees that bend
A heart that pumps
Lungs that function
Arms that reach
A neck that rolls
Teeth that gleam
Lips that pop
A nose that smells
Eyes that roll
A brain that plans…
Yes, the weight of your life is heavy.
The expectations, hopes, finances, relationships, health battles, emotional battles… Yes, enemies metaphorically sleep in your closet, seemingly seeking to strike you down. And whether your demons be literal, in the shape of those near, or mental fabrications, you must not drown in negativity.
You have and must continue to equip yourself with mental tools that give you strength. Through reading, writing, observing, appreciating, meditating, praying, talking, and listening, you learn the ability to control your own mind.
YOU have the ability to control your mind.
YOU have the ability to create your future.
Reverse past traumas.
And live peacefully in the present.
Your day and life must continue.
Revived, if only for a fleeting moment, you pack your bag, puff chest, and glide out the door.
Dressing the part of the man or woman you strive to be.
The continued game of life will continue, and today you will not toss your cards to the wind. You came to play.
You focus your eyes on the prize, pursuing your passion.
Faithful you will connect with clients, network with like-minded professionals, speak inspiring words, and act on behalf of others fearlessly.
This faith is your motivation.
Today was the first sunrise of the new year, and you (mentally) almost didn’t rise with it. But you did.
Your problems haven’t changed since then, but you did.
Your attitude changed.
Your mindset changed.
With a renewed mind, and a renewed purpose and destiny…
This is your year.
2021 is here, so rise with the sun each day, no matter what it takes, rise.