“Minds are like parachutes- they function only when they are open.” Thomas Dewar
This month we’re talking about empowerment. There are a lot of people who have chosen to put their parachutes in bags and hide them, or let people walk all over them rendering them useless. Dewar is right. We all have a choice. Do you open up your parachute and float through life, or do you free fall past opportunities until you’re at the end of your life? This month I encourage you to take little steps to gather your power back and to make sure you’ve always got your parachute open for both your mind and life’s sakes.
To open your mind means to think for yourself. It means not accepting as fact everything you hear. It means listening carefully to what someone is saying and creating your own opinions about it. It means being honest with yourself and with others about yourself, and about how you feel.
Opening your life means to act for yourself. It means standing up for yourself and saying “no” when you need a break or don’t agree with something. It means not taking a job just so you have money. It means caring for the earth throughout your day, not just when it’s convenient for you.
This month we’ll be talking about some different things you can do to empower yourself and help you live an empowered life. First though, you have a choice: will you choose to live an empowered, open life? What do you think? Are you ready to not be walked on anymore, to make your own decisions, to live the life you were meant to live, to be with the people you feel safe with and make healthy choices?
What one step will you take today to regain your power and open up your parachute? Share your step below.