I definitely feel the cement beginning to chip away. At times, especially recently, I feel the chiseler getting weary and it is then know that my old blueprint is relentlessly continuing to push back. So, I think or chant: I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy. My new mantra helps me keep those old, useless emotions and deleterious thoughts at bay.
I know that one day I will be amazed and surprised to find that I have no negative thoughts because I persisted. I know that one day I will find that my cement is gone because I persisted. I know that one day I will find that I have joined the group of those who are experiencing lives they have never known before, because I persisted. That is all it takes—persistence. So simple, but so challenging. Challenging due to an entire life of not understanding how to be a master and an excellent operator of the most magnificent and powerful mechanism that has ever been created.
I know that understanding is not enough. Thus, the reason for embarking on this journey. I truly am happy to be here, despite setbacks. I am here to stay. I’ll continue to work on having the patience to keep chiseling, the faith and belief that the cement WILL come off, and the perseverance to stay the course.