I am adventurous.
I adore Wayne Dyer.
He enlightened me about the fact all creativity emerges from silence and stillness.
I gift his books to people.
I quote him on the regular.
I’d thought he provided a sort of backdrop to my life.
These days I forget Dyer-teachings more often than I remember them.
How are you? People ask me.
And, to those who really want to know, I’ve discovered myself consistently responding a variation of: I am hanging on.
The other morning I received a text from a friend asking that same question and, for the first time in months, I paused before I replied.
I recalled a Dyer’ism I’d forgotten for far too long and instead of responding I AM___ I texted this W.D. quote to my friend:
“Anytime you start a sentence with “I am,” you are creating what you are and what you want to be.”
Through sharing his musings with her I, too, was reminded of the power of my thoughts and words.
I am grateful. I typed to my friend. I am content. I am tired, yet I am happy.
When I hit a road bump in my day instead of answering a friend’s inquiry about how I was doing with my instinctive Ugh. I am frustrated! I paused and replied: I’m trying to solve a work challenge, but I am great.
What we think and what we say we give power and we become.
Not Carla circa 2017.
I am supported, determined, entrepreneurial and optimistic.
- What Dyer’isms have played a role in shaping the way you live?
- Have you slipped into self-sabotage with the way you phrase your I AMs?