Accentuate the Positive

I’ve noticed that my brain is filling itself up with negative thoughts of late. I’m sure it’s a result of numerous things, including another recent bout of sickness, concern about rocky finances, preparing to say goodbye to this Caribbean adventure and working on the next steps as I make my way back to New York City.

In yoga yesterday, the leader spoke about the importance of putting out positive thoughts and energy. She spoke about imprinting positive ideas on the world, and letting the positivity come back. I do believe that what you put out in the world, you tend to get back. So how do I shift my current brain patterns? How do I find that voice of strength that I know lives inside of me, and let that voice ring out more loudly?

I suppose I can’t expect the climb to be steady. Every hike has ups and downs. After I returned from my time on Kilimanjaro, I wrote these words to myself:

Despite the doubt in which I live, the woman who continued to climb is me. That story is a part of my story now. I carry the knowledge that continuing the journey leads me beyond the expected. Beyond what I imagine. Beyond what I believe I deserve- to what I do deserve.

I deserve to live my life to its fullest.

I deserve to be loved, for who I am, every part of me.

I deserve to stand in the fullness of who I am. Unapologetic.

I deserve to let myself achieve.

Not because of what I’ve done. Because of who I am. A fully realized, divine being.


  • The path ahead may look steep, but if you move sure and steady, you will reach the top
  • Never forget to look back at how far you’ve come

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