It would be easy
to allow my feelings to
determine who I am.

It would be easy
to blame life’s difficult circumstances
on bad luck, genetic inheritance, family, the government, others, God.

But that would be
… putting energy “out there”
when I need to focus on
… rebuilding energy “within”
to continue to heal, learn, grow
and continue my journey
of ‘becoming’ the person
I am meant to be.

It’s taken time and work and energy
… in the yesterdays of my life
… and in the todays of my life
to refuse to put energy ‘out there’
on blame
in spite of experiences of
… rejection, hatred, envy, poverty, pain, betrayal
… being on death’s doorstep
… and experiencing loss.

And it will take time, and work and energy
… in the tomorrows of my life.
But I will choose to do so
because those times have taught
… and continue to teach that
each day is
… a privilege
… a new beginning
… an opportunity to make choices.

Choices about
… who I will be that day
… how I will act / respond that day
… who I am becoming.

To quote Carl Jung
… “I am – what I choose to become.”

I am still in the process of ‘becoming’
I am still in the process of Choosing.
Choosing To Be
… the very best me I can be.

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Photo and Text © June Maffin


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