Expressed by: Cassandra Dennis
Living inside my mind can be exhilarating and dangerous.
Living inside my mind intertwines you within my brilliant thoughts and stories or can envelope you in my perversion (altering something from its original course or meaning) and fears of the “what ifs” of life.
Living inside my mind exposes me; my strengths unrecognized, my weaknesses exploited, the untapped gifts I refuse to share because of fear.
Living inside my mind keeps the true me secluded, isolated, untransformed without a renewed mind.
Living inside my mind takes you on a ride that no roller coaster in this world could compare.
Living inside my mind – STOP! STOP living inside my mind! I want it. I want more than the pseudo life, the unclaimed life I have lived inside my mind. The life of possibilities unrealized because there was no effort applied to make them a reality.
I peaked outside of my mind one day and saw a glimpse of my heart. A vital organ created to supply my body with oxygen and nutrients was showing signs of failure because I filled my vessel with the toxins of deferred hope and untruths by existing in a state of laziness and fear in my mind.
My desire to actively participate in my journey began to grow again as I began to speak my truth, know my worth, expand my knowledge, gain understanding and live my experiences out loud instead of cowering behind them in silence. I take steps daily toward living instead of existing.
Life, my life is to be lived in motion, not on canvas; and I’ve realized my smiles, tears and fears are to create a living story of my failures and successes, weaknesses and strengths, the empowerment to overcome fear even while struggling with it. Renewing my mind and taking an intentional step daily allows me to live freely, to love and like me; and that my friend is liberating.