Filling the Hole
Iyanla Vanzant

  
Somebody left you, and now there is a gaping hole in the middle of your soul.  The question is how are you going to fill that hole?  Are you going to fill it with the painful memories of how you got hurt or got left?  Or are you going to fill the hole with memories of the many moments of joy and laughter you had together?  Are you going to fill the hole with anger, resentment, fear or shame directed toward the one who left?  Or are you going to fill the hole with appreciation that you do have an opportunity to choose how you are going to fill the hole?  Are you going to fill the hole with the countless reasons why it should not have happened to you?  Or are you going to fill it with the courage it will take to accept that it did happen to you, in this way?

Are you going to fill the hole with at least one ounce of confidence that you can handle this, whatever it takes?  Or are you going to fill the hole with the self-defeating belief that you can't or will not make it through or over this hole?  Are you going to empty all of your self-value, self-worth, and self-esteem in to the hole until it becomes a pit of self-pity, self-doubt, and self-inflicted nonsense that keeps you in a hole of despair?  Are you going to throw yourself into a hole and dare life to try and move you?

You can cover the hole with love and prayer and acceptance of your ability to step over or walk around the hole.

You can also step back, take a little break and wait to see the Self that emerges from the hole.  The choice is yours!

Until today, you may have believed that you had to stay in the painful hole of hurt caused by the loss of a loved one.  Just for today, make a conscious effort and choice to cover the hole and move on.
   

Today I am devoted to covering the holes
and filling in all the gaps in my life!


This book of 365 daily devotionals supports the time-honored adage, "Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?" The charismatic spiritual leader Iyanla Vanzant knows how easy it is to stay stuck in "old sentiments, resentments, beliefs, decisions, agreements, judgments, and ideas that may have become habitual." Through these devotions Vanzant hopes to show readers that the easiest way to create change is to simply shift your attitude--today.

  
   

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