After the recent Super Bowl, I heard Russell Wilson, the Seahawk’s winning quarterback, retell the story of he and his late father who said to him, “Why not you?” Russel thought, “Why not me?” and “why not us in the Super Bowl?” Russell thought. Somewhere in Russell’s belief system he felt deserving or as deserving as anyone else. I couldn’t agree more. Russell opened his mind and heart to a larger experience and to a larger sense of self. I don’t care where the old thoughts come from (Russell didn’t psychoanalytically retrace those old thoughts), I just want you to boot the dis-empowering beliefs we’ve created and pack in empowering, affirming beliefs. Marianne Williamson summed it up pretty well in a poem called “Our Greatest Fear.”
Isn’t it true? I mean, who is this beautiful life and the experiences in it for? Who are we not to shine with our family, complete our educational goals, have top-notch health, enjoy loving relationships, and have a strong, positive sense of well-being? And why not play big in the world by being brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Why not you?
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