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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Who’s Holding Your Cork Under the Water?

Filed under: Letting Go,Relationships,Self-Image — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Who is holding you back from fully expressing who you are – or what is holding you back? If it’s a “What” that is holding you back, look in the mirror. It’s probably YOU!

Others only hold you back if you give them the silent permission they need to do so. It feels like they are holding your cork under the water. AND. . . it’s your choice to allow them to do so. You believe they can and therefore it is so. A belief is just a thought you keep thinking. It’s just a habit of thought.

corkWhen we push a cork down into water in a tumbler, the cork by itself rises and comes to the surface as soon as we release it. To keep it beneath the surface of water, there has to be a downward force by something or someone. Never allow anyone or anything to hold your cork under water. Allowing others to hold that kind of control over you keeps you in a very unhealthy state of mind.

The truth is, you are in charge! You are the master orchestrator of your own soap opera. You must make a new choice – a new decision – to create a new thought that takes thought beyond that which it has been before.

“Make the best of where you are and do your best to line up your Energy from where you are, because any bit of struggle or any bit of regret only holds your cork under the water and doesn’t allow you to connect with the Energy that would allow anything to improve.” ~ Abraham

It’s time to let go of what you think is holding you back from doing and being the best you can be. It’s time to let your cork float!

BONUS Article: De-Clutter Your Life! – Let Go of Toxic Friends!

CLoveLOGOCopyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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