Standing in the shadows with my identity torn, wishing often for my life to be unborn. People tried to take me, wanted to break me, pull at my soul and shame me. Never knowing that I am stronger. I will always fight back.
I may be down, I may get knocked out, but rest assured I’ll bounce right back. You cannot destroy the good in me or God in me.
You cannot take my life and flesh and call it your own. I was a child but now I’ve grown.
I am stronger and I am older, forever bolder because of God in me, not you.
Please don’t take credit you do not deserve. I am free to live as I choose, I am free to rise and free to fall. My choices decide how I live and how I die. I will not give you credit for my demise. I am worthy. I will survive.
Created and born to stand for all, this life I chose is mine not yours. Your toxic delusions, I’ve buried them all.
On a rock I stand. My heart beats for my I AM. There is nothing in this world that can make me fall. Stop thinking you’ve had my all.
©ML Malta 2021
Abuse is never okay. Love yourself enough to never accept it as normal. Abuse is not normal nor acceptable!
THE BIGGEST LIE I TOLD MYSELF WAS BELIVING THE WAY PEOPLE MADE ME FEEL WAS NORMAL. ⒸML Malta 2019
Perceptions are versions of our individual truth. They are an accumulation of distorted images and sensory stimuli that create physiological, psychological and neurological responses to the world about us and the way we respond to it. Our memories and experiences are unique; they are based of an individual standpoint and mindset.
A single memory can trigger the way we interpret everything else because it may be a sensitivity we had not discovered about ourselves. Over time we stack them like bad chapters in decaying books. Being mindful and acknowledging the mind in its complexities, we may be able to see the simple world around us and how we shape it through our experiences.
We can change the way we interpret and fit the world around us. If we can reframe our past and file away those triggers so that we understand them, maybe we can find peace. Maybe, if we focus on the joy’s, rather than our fear and failures, we can build up rather than tear ourselves down. Maybe, in the darkness you can close your eyes and see yourself dancing without the noise and shine the light on your hope, strength and love.
Ⓒ ML Malta 2018
Live in the spirit, walk by faith and the truth, not by what people think or say, or by how we feel. We need to choose every second of each day to live right and understand our worth. We have to physically make decisions to move past things in our lives that are toxic to our futures. Be mindful of distractions from good.
We have the ability to ‘un-react’ to the past that imposes on our future. We have the strength to shed our mistakes and imperfections. To press forward and to make every moment a decision, not just a bad habit.
Do not let feelings and emotions encourage you to make compromising behaviors that affect your ability to move ahead; the consequences degrade your value and encourages a cycle of pain, untrust and lack of self worth. Be better, do better.
ⒸML Malta 2018