by Britta Reque-Dragicevic
This first appeared in Britta’s blog, “Life After War” on December 31, 2018, and is republished with the author’s permission.
This is not the night you die.
This is the night you let the belief that you cannot change die.
These struggles feel so solid. So permanent.
They are made of thoughts and feelings.
Thoughts and feelings can be changed.
Your entire being, your spirit, your mind, and your beliefs are designed to change, to grow, to shed, to become what you have not yet been.
It is not You that needs to die. It is your belief about HOW you live and the ways of being that no longer support you in your life, that need to die.
Let those beliefs die.
Make space for the grace of something new, something different, something possible that doesn’t even feel possible right now.
There are many things in life we cannot change. The beliefs we keep on believing, no matter how much they are harming us, are not one of them.
Let the beliefs that no longer support you, die.
But you… You… live.