You Can't Go Back To Paradise

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree:  Which road do I take? she asked.  Where do you want to go? was his response.  I don't know, Alice answered.  Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.                                                                                                                         Lewis Carroll

I recently listened to an excellent podcast by Michael Hyatt, Virtual Mentor.   The podcast was entitled "Change Your Story, Change Your Life."    Like poor Alice who followed the White Rabbit into a strange land, we, too, often find ourselves in places that cause us regret, pain, disappoint, and tears.  Scratching our heads we wonder - how did I ever get here?  

Truth be told - it is the result of the choices we have made along life's journey, and it is the result of the actions others have committed against us.  Whatever the force of origin, we cannot go back to paradise . . .  but that's okay.   We don't have to let Wonderland define us.   As Michael Hyatt so brilliantly states,  "Change Your Story, Change Your Life."

  • Take control of your story.
  • Change your perspective on your story.
  • Transform your story into a powerful narrative.

For me - I decided to stop defining myself in terms of a horrific marital experience.  I refused to get stuck in "the story."  Instead, I changed my perspective on my story - it has built iron into my soul, compassion into my heart, and wisdom into my mind.  I can never return to the paradise years as a young nineteen year old girl who had yet to make her biggest life mistake. . . but I can live from a new story. . .  finding  life, freedom,  hope, and peace.    You can, too!

Photo by:  Tyler Mattas

Photo by:  Tyler Mattas