We have the capacity to choose what echoes through the coming years of our lives, whether it be the pain of hurt and regret or the memory of those times when we pushed through with faith to carry-on to new growth and possibilities.
The temptation to remain in the comfort of hurt and regret is always there, particularly when we find ourselves in environments where we are surrounded by reminders of our past and there's a constant, dark shadow energy of playing it safe and serving something that will never serve what's best for our hearts.
It's all meaningless when we commit ourselves to the discipline of growth and change and shake loose the tentacles of our past who are dependent on maintaining their cold, hard grips. It's all noise when we choose to listen to the soul-destiny of what should - and still can - be in the full fruition of our talents. It's nothing compared to the light of our courage to go on and prove to the dark shadow energy just how dark and sad it really is.
The excuses we convince ourselves of are just that, excuses. Instead just imagine the wonderful power of change and example being set for the generations to follow, to not succumb, to challenge, to grow, to stay fully in awareness of heart, mind and soul. To be beyond our present circumstances in fully in the light of possibility.
May 2018 be the year all of us break free from all that is toxic for the soul and return to the essence of what is good and lasting and hopeful. Modernity and its money-induced machines have placed in us this tendency toward unhealthy addictions that do nothing but serve our fears and egos while starving the heart, of true connection, of authenticity, of compassion beyond mere appearances. There is so much more to life than all of that. I know!
May 2018 be the year we regain the high ground not of pride and self-appointed authority of some pain we refuse to release but of reawakened wonder and pursuit of what it is that makes the heart sing in pure, honest joy. Hold there - the real high ground - and let love hold what is beautiful in you and let the light fill fully where it has longed to be.
Photograph Locations: Late December 2017 in Zion National Park, Utah and Antelope Canyon, Arizona