She Needed a Hero So That’s What She Became

’The world owes you nothing. It was here first.’’ 
Mark Twain

What does it mean to be the hero of your own life story?

Many of us fall victims to our own circumstances, wishing, hoping and dreaming that one day, a magnificent knight in shining armour will come along and make everything better for us. I grew up dreaming of a fairy tale romance, wishing for a Pretty Woman type scenario, a hero to come and save me from the mess that I found myself in, but the school of hard knocks taught me that you can’t rely on other people to save you and that the world really doesn’t owe us anything.

I have been through my own fair share of hell and back and I still manage to smile; one of the most difficult choices and hardest decisions I have ever had to make was leaving a toxic, abusive relationship when I had nowhere to go and no family around to support me. But I found the courage and the strength within to love myself enough to leave. This strength exists in all of us, The Universe will never give you more than you can handle.

Being your own hero starts to take form from the moment you struggle to get through pain, disappointments, anger and anxiety, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. Whether we realise it or not, the moment we allow ourselves to feel the pain and simply allow these emotions to surface and accept life’s challenges, we are becoming our own heroes.

Life isn’t always going to run the way we would like it to, but remember that hidden behind and beneath every hardship we encounter is a great lesson and a blessing, serving our own personal and spiritual evolution, a lesson wrapped as a gift presented to us to make us a better version of ourselves. No wise person was ever borne out of comfort.

The Universe will continue to provide us with lesson after lesson after lesson. And just when you think you’re done learning, another one gets thrown our way. More often than not, these lessons are never to do with anyone else or anything outside of ourselves; these lessons require us to dig deep within the core of our own being and to realise that they are always about the relationship we are choosing to have with ourselves. Once you realise this, you become free and empowered at the same time in the understanding and knowledge that each experience we have is a direct reflection of how we are treating ourselves.

Being your own hero isn’t easy; what is easy is making excuses and blaming others for our problems, but this just means we are giving away our power and makes us weaker. Being your own hero requires consistent action and never giving up on yourself; it means keeping hold of your own truth, your own power, by always taking full responsibility and being fully accountable over the quality of your life.

The only hero you will ever need already exists within you. I promise you.

In Love and Light

Patrizia x

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