Ruthie’s Note: One of the problems with changing your name and re-branding is that you come across content that you really don’t want to let go of. This is one of those pieces. It was originally posted on HelenaBowers.com last year, and since that blog is about to go away I wanted to re-post it here.
It doesn’t matter how many times you get back on this merry-go-round of life, the you that is now, in this moment, will never be again.
You owe it to humanity as a whole to make your voice heard.
You owe it to yourself to do what brings you joy.
If you do any less than this, if you settle for what outside forces determine you should have, then you are letting down all of humanity by being less than your full potential. But more importantly, you are letting yourself down.
The good news is that we get to change our thoughts, our hearts, and our minds with each moment. Each and every minute of each and every day presents us with a new choice, with the chance to take a “do-over” and begin again.
Only this time when we begin again we can use all of our life experience we have accumulated to this point. Knowing what you don’t want makes it very easy to pinpoint what you DO want — and it is yours — if you will but stand up and proclaim to the world…
I AM my full potential!
I AM living my purpose in love and joy!
I AM Here, in this world… and
I AM perfect just the way I AM!
And when you can do this, it doesn’t matter what others think of you in human terms. If the naysayers and the negative ninnies laugh at you, it’s their loss. And you can laugh with them knowing that the pure joy of reveling in your own uniqueness is so much more than they will ever understand.
And then you can begin to write, draw, paint, or dance — whatever it is you desire to do that makes your heart sing. And you will never have to ask again “Will they laugh at me?” You will never have to apologize again for being filled with joy and love because the Universe knows, and the Universe is laughing with you because you are living your dream.
And you are sharing your dream with your brothers and sisters and it is such a wonderful feeling to know that those who are uplifted by your creations really do get it. And you in your uniqueness are uplifted by their creations as well.
And as we all begin to create with a life purpose that is greater than just being rich in a financial sense, then we begin to change the world!
I wrote this over 10 years ago, but I didn’t know how to be confident in my own uniqueness, so I didn’t share it with anyone. I was still asking “Will they laugh at me?” an awful lot back then. A lot has changed in 10 years. A lot more will change this year. :)
Thanks for being here,