We hold these truths to be self-evidentâ€¦
- Women often try so hard to please others they forget to take care of themselves.
- Your joy is in you, not outside of you.
- The universe is working for your good, even though it may not seem like it some days.
- Itâ€™s okay to say no.
- Peace comes not from trying to control your world, but by seeing the gifts in it.
Weâ€™ve all heard these truths and others, but sometimes itâ€™s good to be reminded. Especially on a day like Independence Day, when we celebrate freedom. This is a perfect time to spend a few moments with your journal and ask yourself: What truths are self-evident for me?
No matter where you live or what situations you face, you get to choose freedom in your own mind. It might mean choosing forgiveness so youâ€™re not imprisoned by anger or blame. It could mean choosing to say no so you wonâ€™t be constrained by obligations or relationships that donâ€™t serve you. And it could be choosing what’s right for you and speaking up about it, no matter what anyone else expects of you.
On this Independence Day weekend, take some time to explore your own truths. Say no. Ask for help. Look for joy. Take time for yourself. Journal. Walk. Meditate. Remember. Trust your gut.
When the fireworks go off inside, signaling an ah-ha moment or the excitement of whatâ€™s to come, youâ€™ll know itâ€™s time to celebrate your own personal Independence Day. Have a freedom-filled Fourthâ€¦and Fifth and Sixth, and all the days to come!