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  • Writer's pictureSarah Caracciolo

Believe as if it were True Now

We are all meant to live happy and joyous lives.

For some people, it feels more complex to be able to attain such ideals, as their current circumstances feel brim or hopeless. There are so many people struggling in this world, and yet, I believe that underneath the pain, is the same belief:

"We are meant to be happy and live meaningful and joyous lives, despite our current circumstances or past experiences".

More over, we all deserve to feel happy, alive, valued, seen, appreciated, etc. It is our birth right.

Repeat this to yourself: “I am meant to be happy and live a happy, joyous, and meaningful life.”

Let it land on you.

Can you feel the truth of that hitting you?

Feel it, even if for a moment.

The mind may argue with you, telling you to be afraid of such things.

“It’s too risky. We will get hurt. It’s not meant for us.”

That it’s job, to protect you. It’s just that those thoughts aren’t actually serving you anymore, nor are they protecting you.

They limit you from knowing your true potential.

They block you from the love, abundance, and connection that is available to you right now.

So how can you stop listening to the voice that says,

“It’s not meant for me. I will never be happy. I will never make it. I am not good enough."

Here are three steps to get you started:

The next time you hear or feel the aftermath of a negative thought, get out your phone or piece of paper/journal and write down the thoughts that made you feel bad about yourself.

Write them out.

Next to or below the negative thought, find its opposite.

For example, if the negative thought is, “I am not good enough” the opposite would be, “I AM GOOD ENOUGH.”

See if you can feel the difference between the two. Take a second to feel the difference between the negative thought and its opposite.

We will always know if we are believing a lie, because it will make us feel like shit.

As Martha Beck says, “If a thought causes you to suffer, it is not true.”

Write down three reasons why you are good enough, why it IS meant for you, or why you WILL make it.

If we can believe crappy things about ourselves, we can also believe happy things about ourselves.

Try it.

The more we exercise that muscle, the easier it will be to let go of the thoughts that tear us down.

Let’s end this post with the mantra we started with:

“I am meant to be happy and live a happy, joyous, and meaningful life.”

Even if you aren’t where you think you “should” be in life or you don’t agree with where the world currently stands, let yourself remember the good, in yourself and in this world. It’s there, we just have to remember it.

Now is the time to declare what you want in this world, shout it out and make it known. No holding back now.

We are meant to live extraordinary lives. Let yourself be catapulted by that belief, because from where I sit, it feels truer than ever.

With love,


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