I am teaching a 40 Days to Personal Revolution workshop and we have reached the stage where we get to outline the statement I am. This is a pretty heady affirmative moment in the revolutionary process as, for many of the participants, it is the first time that a tangible shift in orientation to self is witnessed and owned.
Even though I have been a part of this program many times, I always find this declarative opportunity really quite inspiring and personally amazing. You see, I am a person who announces with the greatest ease and assurance to inanimate objects, like the dashboard of my car. In those confessional moments I am wise and witty, way beyond expectation, and I am able to rhapsodize on the most complex subjects with an ease that know no bounds.
People, however, have always been a bit of a different story. How do I say cool things about myself out loud without feeling exposed, vulnerable and more than a little bit silly. I don’t; I feel all of those things, and boldly state who I am anyway. Quite simply because my own truth is important to me and I have made a commitment to myself to live Big. I’m developing a strong heart muscle that urges me forward; I feel the fear and I do it anyway:
Here’s what I said: “I am a good, decent and kind person. I am fun, sexy, alive, loyal and smart. I am able to laugh out loud about myself and do, often. I am a good crier, dedicated to a hell of a lot of personal growth. I am responsible; transformed. I am sometimes silly. I am getting more and more confident every day. I am able (finally) to say no when necessary. I am open to extreme loving possibilities. I am peaceful.”