“I” make all the difference

Did you ever notice that the letter “I” is the difference between the word ‘bitter’ and the word ‘better’?  Or have you ever stopped to recognise that, when taken into a broader context, “I” – as in ‘self’ – is the difference between the emotional state of being ‘bitter’, or feeling ‘better’?  Hmmmmm.

My wife has been on a journey for the past few years to gain a better understanding of herself and to learn more about the tools that she can use to help other to understand themselves.    Along the way, she has learned and become accredited in techniques such as Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Freedom In Christ, The Balancing Procedure (TBP) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  I’m not an expert in any of these areas, however, I’ve noticed that each of these techniques, all – without exception – require the person to make a decision. 

The decision or statement is typically structured to cover the three P’s… Personal, Present and Positive e.g. “I Choose to Love”  That’s personal (I), present (present tense of the word choose) and positive (Love is a powerful and positive emotion).

“You can run but you can’t hide..from yourself.” 

“Wherever you go, there you are”

I say all of that to say this…

There are million different ways to let go of your past.  Whether you choose religion, exercise, healing cards, crystals, stones or ‘tap’ your way to that place of personal peace…. YOU have to decide to let go of the past.  YOU have to decide to feel better about the situation. Only YOU can say that “I am free”  or “I truly and deeply accept myself as I am” in order to get to a place of betterness, and away from the place of bitterness.

Puzzle me this, puzzle me that..

Are you holding on to something that is the source of bitterness in your life, your mind or a relationship?  If so, wouldn’t now be a good time to go from feeling bitter to feeling better? Don’t let “I” stand in your way to a life of peace and freedom.