WHY MY I AM's...
"Everything you say and do is a reflection of who you are.
Speak and act with kindness, compassion and LOVE."
- Carol CC Miller
Choosing LOVE, kindness, compassion,
and peace seems simple right?
I believe the majority of us want to be more LOVING, kind, compassionate, and peaceful, and yet many of us turn to fight, flight, or freeze when the messiness in life shows up.
We hear of a tragedy occurring and often go straight into blame, shame, complain, and worry – often without even knowing all the facts.
We want to right that wrong immediately and those responsible to 'pay' for their actions so we can feel safe and secure in our world.
I can certainly knee-jerk into reacting from a place of fear rather than responding from a place of LOVE when tragedy and injustice occur. Then, I take a deep breath and I ask myself 'who do I want to BE in this now moment.'? I FEEL what I need to feel and then I move forward so I can respond from LOVE.
"Just for today: Be kinder, be more LOVING, be more gentle
and be more forgiving to yourself and others. Repeat tomorrow."
- Carol CC Miller
I certainly believe in consequences to actions. I also believe in looking at the reasons for the actions so we can learn from them, heal from them, and begin to create positive solutions so, we don’t further
fan the fear flames that show up as anger, violence, hate, and so on.
LOVE, kindness, compassion, and peace does not = weakness.
It represents the ability to be strong and think, speak and act from
a place of compassion rather than control.
LOVE, kindness, compassion and peace say no,
it just does it with gentleness and respect.
- Carol CC Miller
Life offers us choices, some easy, some hard. We could focus on the tragedies and the injustices that occur, or we can choose to focus on LOVE, kindness, compassion, and peace in our personal lives and in the lives of others. It is easy to focus on the tragedies the world faces, yet with intention and awareness, we can choose to bring these qualities to the tragedy, to the injustice as we begin to create a world that is
LOVING, KIND, COMPASSIONATE, AND PEACEFUL for all simply because I AM.
Who do you want to show up as in the world? BE that.
That is why the I AM program was born, to offer LOVE, kindness, compassion and peace as we heal and move forward. When you hear of a tragedy, rather than fueling the fire with ‘how could they’ thoughts, words, and actions, send LOVE. Begin to think, speak, and act from a place of creating the world you WANT to live in rather than the world you don't want. Who do you want to show up as in the world?
Let us choose to bring LOVE, kindness, compassion, and peace
to the tragedy and injustice in the world.
Let’s choose LOVE, kindness, compassion, and peace in the simplest of times so that it is anchored within us and we can draw from when we are faced with deep adversity.
Let us choose to uplift others rather than tear them down.
Let us choose to help rather than hinder.
Let us choose to collaborate rather than compete.
Let us choose to rise to the energy of LOVE rather than fall to the energy of fear.
Let us choose to to show up as our best selves during celebration, sorrow, and conflict.
Let us choose to be gentle with ourselves and each other when fear seems to take over our thoughts, words, and actions. Allow fear to visit, just don't invite it to move in.
Let us think, speak, act in ways that will nurture the world we seek to live in.
This is what I choose to practice daily. Some days it's easy and almost on autopilot. Some days it's hard and I have to dig deep to get there while being gentle with myself when I step into the fear of blame, shame, and complain.
I want to be an example of a LOVING, kind, compassionate, and peaceful world, and therefore.. I AM.
I AM LOVE
I AM KINDNESS
I AM COMPASSION
I AM PEACE
I AM THAT I AM
What will you choose?
Big ((HUGS)) and much LOVE
Positive Focus Founder and CEO