Something that I recently heard Oprah Winfrey say is
“You are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities.” – Oprah Winfrey
It struck me that we can fit this thought into just about any context:
It can be in reference to childhood and how many people have come from a painful and chaotic past. We can choose to heal from the trauma that accompanied it, creating resiliency and spiritual strength.
It can be in reference to a break up or separation. Sometimes when in the midst of heartache, we doubt we will ever feel happy again. And yet the possibility of love is forever present; both internal and external in nature, both to give and to receive.
It can be in reference to grief. As we move through the very important process of grief, we can allow our sorrow to infuse joy into our daily life again.
It can be in reference to our current circumstance and the very heaviness of this pandemic. We can allow ourselves to focus on the blessings we have in our lives; we can choose love over fear, we can hold hope to light the darkness.
We are not our circumstances, we are our possibilities.
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