We are as powerful as…

We are as powerless as our weakest thought.

When we believe we can’t succeed. When we decide a task is too hard. When we put ourselves down for all the chaos around us.

We are much too good at this self-defeating spiral. We’re only human, after all.

And if we choose to let this spiral become us…

the world can seem dark, we can feel victim, and, much too easily, we lose touch with the reality that THESE BELIEFS SIMPLY ARE NOT TRUE!

What is true?

The beauty of the sunrise over the Charles River.

The gift of sharing a smile with a woman you just met.

YOUR POWER to let the world happen around you, and YOUR WISDOM to react in a way that builds from your inner strength.

Sure, there is a lot in this world that lies beyond our control. There is a lot in this world that could bring us to tears or envy, heartbreak or annoyance. AND, just the same, there is a lot in this world that can bring us back to ourselves.

In frustration, we have the power to imagine the most beautiful possibilities. In sorrow, we have the power to dream the most inspiring of dreams. In each day of our lives, we have the power to look out to others with curiosity, admiration, appreciation, and gratitude, and to reflect on this world and the chaos in it as opportunity. Imagine, if we are our truest selves, what inspiring change our lives can bring!

What if I told you, YOU ARE INCREDIBLE JUST BEING YOU?

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© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

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My New Years Wish For You: Let the sun set in the East

As a boy, Walter always thought a sunset was yellow.  Fading to orange and pink, and finally to black.  He counted time with this belief, the discovery of stars signaling the end of a day.

Until that one freeing moment when Walter looked East.

This year, may you find opportunity to look East when habit draws you West.  May you find strength to challenge beliefs when familiarity leads to stasis.  May you find courage to share your insights when you discover something anew.  And may your voice lift to others as inspiration to do the same.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Prompted Belief

Inspiration oozes from all corners of the world.  Sometimes it’s real, sometimes it’s imagined.  This time, it’s virtual!  Five 2 One Magazine put out a Twitter prompt inviting sixteen word stories or poems answering the question: where are these folk coming from?

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Of course, I would never stay within a box (or a prompt, or a word count).  It’s just an imagined confinement, after all!  But I was inspired:

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We are a product of our beliefs.  (Believe me a80dc69abd484b14602cd3d91a717cbf .) So go forth and re-believe!

Do you have a micro-poem or micro-story in response to the prompt?  I’d love to read it!  Share it in the comments, post it on Twitter, and let your voice be heard!

© 2016 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.