Setting ourselves Free

AS we are beginning to settle into 2021, I have this nudging pull to share with you a poem I wrote when I was in High School. It brings out the sameness we all have within us, the sameness we all struggle with and the sameness we are created with. Yet with the labels and the judgement we begin to categories ourselves and others in different ways so much so that we lose ourselves in the process of being like everyone else.  

“In a room, a very small room stands a box, a box with imagination, courage, strength, and certainty. Now this box is not alone, you see, in another room stands more boxes with the same characteristics the same desire to have hopes and dreams but their jammed packed in they have no room to breathe.

Yet, they stand in another room away, away from reach.

What is the purpose of having those characteristics if your just going to keep it in a box away from self and others?

Who places it there, how did it get there, what is the purpose?

No, I don’t get it either, you see when we separate our characteristic from our hopes and dreams, we hold our true selves back from breathing in our light, from taking on that good fight that will eventually set us free.” -Tammy Ward

You see, we are all more the same than we think. Pain is in all over us, Joy is in all of us. We all have things we put in boxes, yes, the boxes can be of all shape and sizes but they all contain the same thing. They contain the things we need, the things we want, the things we remember. Be grateful for your pain and for your joy because It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting (Jerry Sternin).

Stop allowing your emotions to separate you from your true self. Invest in you, fight for you. Above all take ownership of your boxes what can you do with them, what can you put inside them that will lead you to finding you.

Published by Coach Tammy Ward

It has always been my mission in life to help others and to encourage people to become the best version of themselves. I got lots of opportunity through my military career to serve as both mentor, personal coach, and informal counselor. I have struggled through the years of battling my thoughts around depression from childhood abandonment, teenage doubts, midlife failures, various relationship dynamics, and deep-seated beliefs. It is the working, studying, and learning new habits and patterns that has expanded my mindset into a healthier way that has given me purpose. As a life coach, I offer you my ears, my heart, as well as my experience to guide you with specific tools for that can disrupt the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. I offer ways for you to exchange the negative habits and patterns in your life for a brighter stronger mindset. If the first thought you have each day are full of self-doubt or anxiety sets in on all the have tos and shoulds, if you continue through your day with a roller coaster of emotions about your life and / or relationships, or even if there is something you have been longing to do, but you keep getting in your own way, consider reaching out. Isn’t it about time you show up for you? Make this day the start to a new year of loving yourself. Let me be that beacon of light that helps you find the best version of yourself.

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