I have been roaming around the house this weekend. Working, cleaning, sorting, and resting. One thing has been on my mind throughout all of it.
His life, his music, his kids, his family and most of all his messages in his songs. While there are MANY that move me, inspire me and help me take action there is ONE that is just above all the rest for me today.
Here are some (not all) of the lyrics:
“Man In The Mirror”
I’m Gonna Make A Change,
For Once In My Life
It’s Gonna Feel Real Good,
Gonna Make A Difference
Gonna Make It Right . . .
You Know-I’ve Got To Get That Man, That Man . . .
(Man In The Mirror)
You’ve Got To You’ve Got To Move!
Come On! Come On!
You Got To . . . Stand Up! Stand Up!
Stand Up And Lift Yourself, Now!
I listened to the song over 10 times this morning. Made me cry, laugh, think and take action to write this post.
Not only do you need to STAND UP AND MOVE… You need to TAKE A STAND in YOUR life to create change.
Desire + Action = Change
If we don’t take a stand for anything then do we stand for anything? What are you willing to take a stand for?
It’s much like your WHY? What do you believe? What do you want to do in the world? What is it you want those that love you know you for?
It can be how you love, to let others know you love them, to help animals, people, your church, your friends, YOURSELF. Your stand is unique to you and we all have one.
I also think our why, our stand, what we stand for, changes and yet stays the same. Our roles in our life change, daughter, son, friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, sister, brother, husband and wife, etc.
Who we are and how we want to be WITH others and ourselves is always the question and opportunity.
I think the more I evolve as a woman, mother, healer, mommaprenuer, I learn how I am the same inside in my soul.
The more I take real action in my life, steps that move me to the next place on the path, I am connecting with parts of me I had stuffed down or pushed away. I see this with my clients every day.
So today I am going to ask you to do this ONE THING:
TAKE A STAND FOR YOU. Today. If you don’t know what that stand is its FINE.
Simply start by saying, “I am willing to practice taking a stand for me INSIDE MY SOUL. I am setting intention to become more and more aware of what I stand for so I can act on that and create more joy, more laughter and more nourishment in my life.”
You see, I believe, that when we actively set intention to create connection with ourselves, we create connection with everything.
SO, GET READY, SET, GO!
Let me know in the comments below what you stand for and what you are learning about yourself on your journey.
Robyn hurley on
I stand for courage and want to inspire change in myself and others. I am starting to search deep inside.