you can opt|
for living with fear or letting it go
for keeping your chains or breaking free
for staying in the shadow or walking through the light
for being in the past or moving forward
for complaining or making decisions
for feeling pain or healing yourself
for repressing yourself or going with the flow
for rejecting or embracing
for denying or accepting
for punishing yourself or practicing kindness
for being ungrateful or appreciating life
for allowing aggressions or setting boundaries
for being perfect or taking risks
being as expected or having some fun
Maybe you come from a dysfunctional family, or have gone through hard experiences. Maybe your beloved ones have disappointed you in unthinkable ways or you have had to deal with pain, illness or any other kind of crisis.
Maybe you see yourself as a loser and think you have not the adequate foundations, the right skills or tools. Maybe you feel your happiness is a lost cause, maybe you feel you don´t even deserve it. Maybe you think that changing is not an option. So what? You can opt. You can always opt.
You may think I am a fool. But I am not. I have opted for releasing me from conditionings regardless of my fear, hard experiences, disappointments and pain, even when I thought that maybe love and joy were words too big for me. And that simple act has led me to the better place I have been so far.
I am discovering that options are endless (and not mutually exclusive) just because I can keep opting every single day of my life. Because -as incredible as this may seem- this is up to me.
PS: As usual, the image has inspired me those thoughts. Here you can see the silhouette of my husband near my mom´s house. He is one of the persons that has helped me more to understand that indeed I can opt.