The writing prompt, “I used to, Now I”, was originally posed by Danielle LaPorte in one of her recent posts. 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 yours, so please feel free to share yours with me. We can 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 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.