What will your palette look like?
One of my favorite things about getting out of bed in the morning is that I get the chance to be a master artist. With my first foot on the floor I am starting a canvas that can be anything that I want it to be, as the minutes of my new day start. The choices of the past may have influenced how I got to this particular moment, but the choices I make from this minute forward will shape what my day, week and eventually my life will be come.
One of the things that I have been focusing on in my meditation is the importance of not letting the mistakes I have made and the choices that were not the best affect the choices that I will make going forward. Growing is learning and mistakes are a part of that process as we try our best to figure out this thing called life. Bad choices do not mean that we have a license to punish ourselves for the rest of our life. Good choices provide validation that we are on the right path and doing what is necessary to make our lives whole and fulfilled.
Equally important is not letting others step on that canvas that we are trying to create. It is not theirs, it is ours and their negativity and lack of support should not be used as a crutch for us to excuse ourselves from making it the most beautiful picture that it can be. While we can draw from the experience of our mistakes, dwelling on them and allowing them to be a primary color in our palette does us no justice.
As you work on your canvas today, take a good long look at your colors and decide what that picture is going to look like. Will your primary colors be blacks, grays and the darker colors of the palette? Or, will you choose those vibrant colors that will shape the life that you truly want and deserve.
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