The writing prompt, “I used to, now I,” was originally posed by Danielle LaPorte in a recent post on her site.
I found it to be a great tool in allowing me to see my personal progress and a tangible reminder to support me going forward.
Below are a few subtle, yet profound, personal evolutions that I discovered from using it.
I would love to hear some of your subtle evolutions, so please feel free to share them in the comments section of the Facebook version, which you may find here, so that we may all learn from them.
I used to cling to love,
Now I know it’s not trying to escape me.
I used to blame others,
Now I accept that which is in me.
I used to battle my rage,
Now I listen to what it’s asking.
I used to fear that no one would hear me,
Now I listen with more presence.
I used to say, “I can’t”,
Now I know I didn’t want to.
I used to mistake drama for love,
Now I know Namaste.
I used to feel disconnected,
Now I leave my door open.
I used to have many vehicles of escape,
Now I sit and wait it out.
I used to think I was broken,
Now I know it was all part of my becoming.
*The Indian blessing of Namaste states that when you are in a place of openness and at the same time I am in a place of openness, we are one.
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