Someone once told me I was slow…..and it made me feel dumb.
I heard someone say I was awkward….and I started feeling self-conscious.
I once heard someone say I was not attractive…..and I began to feel ugly.
I overheard someone say I had no talent…..and I felt like I was a zero.
I once was told I would never succeed….and I felt hopeless.
And over the years I gradually became…..the person others told me I was.
I BELIEVED THEM.
Then one day I met a wise person who said,
”My friend, listen to me.
You are not who you think you are.
You have become who you are not.
But you can become who you really are.”
”Then who am I?” I asked
“I will tell you,” the wise person said.
But you must listen carefully.
You are WHOLE.
No matter what defects you might have,
deep in your SOUL you are WHOLE.
You have a WHOLE SOUL.
Being WHOLE has to do with what’s INSIDE you.
It’s an INTERNAL WHOLE SOUL thing.
Therefore, you are as WHOLE as anyone.
Now, all you have to to is BELIEVE you are WHOLE,
because YOU ARE.
So it’s up to YOU to BELIEVE….it’s in your hands.”
”I never realized I was WHOLE,” I said.
”There’s more,” the wise person said,
”So put all distractions out of your mind and listen carefully.
You are an ORIGINAL like NO ONE else.
And ORIGINALS have GREAT VALUE……GREAT WORTH.
That includes YOU…….yes, YOU.
YOU are UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND.
My friend, celebrate the fact that YOU are YOU.
Rejoice in your UNIQUENESS…..your WORTH.
BELIEVE that you are VALUABLE…because YOU ARE.
It’s up to you to BELIEVE…..it’s IN YOUR HANDS.”
”Tell me more,” I said. “This is such good news.
I have never heard such positive words to describe who I am.”
”Very well,” the wise person said. “But listen carefully.
My friend, you are CAPABLE……YOU have TALENT.
YOU have been given a gift.
But let me admonish you.
Do not compare yourself to others
because people do not have the same talents.
Go and discover what YOU have been given.
Don’t wish you had what others have
because it will defeat you.
You must find and nurture the gifts that are UNIQUELY YOURS.
and celebrate what you find.
BELIEVE that you are CAPABLE, because you are.
But it’s up to YOU to BELIEVE….it’s IN YOUR HANDS.
”This is all so new to me,” I said. “It all sounds so good.”
”There’s one thing more,” the wise person said.
”Perhaps it’s the most important of all.
The MASTER CREATOR, THE GREAT DESIGNER OF ALL THINGS
created YOU out of LOVE…..UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
That means NO conditions…..NO ifs, ands, or buts.
You are simply loved for WHO YOU ARE….AS YOU ARE,
the “YOU” you were before you listened to what others said
and convinced you that you were someone you were not.
So BELIEVE that you are LOVEBLE because YOU ARE.
Never again allow anyone tell you otherwise.
You see, my friend, YOU will ALWAYS BE LOVED.
No matter what wrongs you might do,
no matter what mistakes you might make.
You will always……ALWAYS be loved.
That’s what UNCONDITIONAL LOVE means.
So, BELIEVE that YOU are LOVEABLE, my friend…..it’s IN YOUR HANDS.”
”I never knew there could be love like that,” I said..
”Let me add one more thing,” the wise person said.
IT WILL NOT BE EASY.
YOU will have to LET GO of WHO YOU ARE NOT,
LET GO OF ALL THE NEGATIVES YOU HAVE BELIEVED ABOUT YOURSELF
and BECOME WHO YOU REALLY ARE.
I have shared what wisdom I have, my friend.
It’s now up to you. I wish you well.”
I couldn’t help but rejoice!
My heart swelled with gratitude.
”Thank you,” I said “Thank you so much.
You have filled me with HOPE.”
I felt like a new person.
And I know it won’t be easy,
But I’m determined to be WHO I REALLY AM.
This journey is the same for everyone.
It’s never too late to become who you really are.
DrJoyFinder wishes you well in your path of discovery.