“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” - Harley Davidson
I want to speak to something that I see a lot in the self help space. The idea of rewriting our story. I've never done any formal life coaching - training or being coached - so I'll throw that disclaimer out there. I'd like to think I've allowed myself to be coached by life though, literally, and the idea of rewriting our story doesn't appeal to me. Those pages are written. That ink has dried. They are in the past. I think the trick is to keep our story. To observe it and honor it. Then recognize if parts of that story are holding the pen today.
If they are, and we don't like the story that we're creating each day, or the story that we imagine as our future unfolds, it's time to take the pen back.
Good news is, we're becoming increasingly conscious and aware enough to recognize that we don't have to go through life operating on the story we've been given. If we just allow ourselves the space to reread those already written pages (or at least skim them cliff notes style) there's so much we can do to take the pen back. Meditation, breathwork, reiki, different forms of talk therapy - there's a reason all of these alternative healing arts are on the rise. We are living in a time where we all have the ability to write our own story. We all have access to the pen if we just pick it up.
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.