“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” – Rumi
Here’s what I’ve found:
An unhappy Black woman is a woman who doesn’t give herself permission to have what she wants.
She lives by fear instead of faith.
She cares more about what other people think about her than what SHE thinks about herself.
She believes what the outside world is telling her instead of what her soul knows to be true.
She looks at her goals and sees only obstacles, instead of opportunities.
An unhappy Black woman recalls what her mother and grandmother had to go through and thinks that she has to do the same.
She forgets that things were different back then. There were very few choices for us.
But today, we have so many options.
Today, we have more opportunities than ever before to follow our dreams, achieve our goals and live amazing lives.
Today, we have the power to go out and get what we want.
However – you may have to unlearn what you were taught growing up.
You may have to de-program yourself of all the limiting beliefs you learned from your family, your environment, and even within the church.
Your dreams are NOT too big.
Your desires are NOT unrealistic.
Your ambition is NOT a sin.
There are so many factors that have kept us from rising to our full potential as Black women.
But at some point, you have to wake up and say – wait a minute…
Who said I can’t?
Who said it’s too much?
Who said it’s not possible?
Who said it’s wrong or bad?
And WHY am I living my life based what THEY said?
Stop believing the voices that say you can’t.
Shut out the voices that tell you you’re not enough.
Don’t listen to the voices that insist you have to wait.
I don’t care if the voice belongs to your mom, your grandma, your pastor, your boss or your man.
If they’re not speaking life into your dreams…they don’t get a say.
If they’re not affirming who you really are…they don’t get a say.
And if they can’t even understand your desire for more…they definitely don’t get a say.
REPEAT AFTER ME:
I get to DO what I want to DO.
I get to HAVE what I want to HAVE.
I get to BE who I want to BE.
This is the truth.
There are no exceptions.
Everything else you have been taught is a lie.
And when you act accordingly, that is when you will begin to attract so much more happiness, success and freedom into your life.
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