You come to me when you think you've fallen down, but all I see is you rising higher than ever before. You come to me when you feel you have lost, but all I see is a winner growing stronger and stronger. You come to me when you believe love is gone, but I see more love inside and around you than ever before. You come to me in physical pain, yet all I see is someone healing within like never before. Within you I see a warrior– one who chose the challenge; one who would rather feel the pain than never have taken a risk in all of life's challenges. You are the strong one. This life is far more beautiful than you could ever truly imagine. We only really get to see a fraction of the bigger picture about why we are here, but if you keep going and keep picking yourself back up, can you imagine the rewards you will find at the top of your amazing mountain? Ask yourself this: would you rather be the one laughing with excitement and sharing your amazing experiences with all the other souls, telling how you tackled each of your challenges? Or would you prefer to be the one who just sits in boredom, having to listen to everyone else's amazing adventures and journeys because you never took that leap of faith and therefore have nothing to share with them? Today, no matter how hard your life may seem, I wouldn't change a single thing in it because it shows me who you truly are – and more so, who you have truly become. You are being challenged because you know there is nothing in this, your lifetime, from which you cannot rise and in the end, you will become a champion in your moments of triumph. You, my wonderful friend, are a winner through and through, and everything – yes, everything – is exactly as it should be. Now, give me a smile!
I make mistakes daily. I am far from perfect, I am far from being the kindest soul in this world, I am not always there for my wife and daughter, I am not always there for my son, I am not always there for my friends, I am not always happy, I am not always filled with love and I am not positive every day. I worry, I fear, I lose my faith, I don't always trust ... Yes, that’s right. I am no different from anyone else who has to go through life’s tests and challenges – I have never claimed to be perfect! Others may think I have but I am here today to put them straight. The difference between being all these things and recognising them, daily doing my very best to be a more loving, kind and caring soul, is my journey on this, my mountain. It will always be my life path and the reason I am here. Each day I continue to climb my spiritual mountain which I truly believe is so necessary. I often slip and fall as I climb but I never give up and I never will. I am on this earth not to be “perfect” but to live and work in my heart, conquering all the demons that we all hold within. This, my beautiful friends, is called life, and all I know is that I am a man who has seen more in the past ten years than I could ever have seen in one hundred lifetimes without my new spiritual and deeper understanding of this world. I now see far more clearly how our Spirit world works daily to help us back on our feet when we make mistakes and fall. So today I just wanted you all to know, just because I am a healer doesn’t mean I don't have my demons too. I have a saying I use daily to help me through my life and it truly keeps ego at bay. It goes like this: “What makes us strong is not always being right – but knowing we can be wrong.” Today, start a new day. Instead of putting pressure on yourselves with what you feel others expect of you, let it go and be YOU! Don't try to live up to other people’s expectations because you will only be imprisoned in their world. The only person you will ever be judged by when leaving this world is yourself, for only you know and feel what your heart has been through. You, my dear friend, cannot – and could never – please everyone in this world nor should you ever try. Simply be YOU and you will find the people who stay in your life will be the ones who love you for who you are, so you can love them back for who they are. This is true love for one other. So today, be you and I will be me – together, we may start to love life because we decided to stop trying to live up to other people’s high expectations.