Every morning...

Every morning when I wake up I have a choice. I can choose happiness, joy, gratitude, and peace... Or I can choose negativity, fear, judgement, and anxiety. Today, I choose life. To be truly present in every emotion of every moment. To drink in the freedom that comes from being able to choose my direction, and to not fear making a mistake. For every decision that I make is a process of growth in itself, and there are no mistakes. Today I choose to accept anything I consider to be my shadow self. I choose to experience life in it's extreme details. And I choose to recognize the empowerment that comes with the acknowledgment of my ability to make all of these choices. So today, I choose to not deny my humanity... but to embrace it.

—Rachel