You Are Strong Enough

 Comfort comes with the morning light

Comfort comes with the morning light

Even though I awoke this morning from countless hours of tossing and turning with terrible dreams of tornadoes coming at me from all directions, I am strong enough.

Even though my stomach is churning with fear of the unknown, I am strong enough.

Even though I feel like I don't have the courage to face this day, I am strong enough. 

Taking a moment to acknowledge the needs of my spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual self has made me feel that I am strong enough. 

I don't like days that I wake up feeling like the sky is falling.  Unfortunately, I don't know what it feels like to wake up with a different feeling.  Most of my life has been waking from the nightmare in my slumber to the nightmare in my life.  It's funny though, we don't live the nightmare in our waking hours at all times.  It's as though we have a seething pit, right down in the stomach that is ready at any moment to toss it's boiling acid onto our spirit at the slightest hint of danger. 

The mind is a powerful thing, and for me, it has turned hyper-awareness into disease and discomfort.  Swaying the sands of time back to a time of safety, one hopes to achieve health.  I am strong enough. 

Today, I commit to having a full day in which I am capable of staying true to myself and the needs of my body, mind, spirit, and intellect.  I am strong enough.