Every Monday, we post a manifesto from someone who has completed The Dig. During The Dig, each participant discovers the one word that best describes their purpose, and they write a manifesto about it. This week’s Manifesto was written by Meagan O’Nan. Meagan is a speaker, author, and founder of Mississippi Institute of Peace. Meagan spoke at Evoso Live in February of 2017. To see more of Meagan, visit her website at: http://www.meaganonan.com/
Limitless, by Meagan O’Nan
I have spent my life bursting at the seams – wanting to move from feeling limited to feeling limitless – desiring to know joy intimately and consistently. I have pleaded with the abyss of fear within me to let me be free – to let me know true joy. There have been steps forward, steps inward, and a driving belief within me that has known there is more. This craving to discover and let my divine and limitless self shine has come from a constant polishing – it has taken tears, tough conversations, a willingness to transform and love myself, courage to face things that I knew would push me headfirst into my fears, and a strong desire to find a way to love those who have hurt me. It has taken a yearning to heal, a longing to let go, and a demand within to not settle. There has always been a deep knowing, a belief in possibility, inside of me that has held my hand until I was able to let go of my own restrictive thoughts – that I may die young, that I may not live my dreams, that someone close to me would leave me, that when things go well then something bad is just around the corner, that when I am vulnerable and open about who I am I will be hurt. I have carried the burden of limitation throughout my life.
I know now that I am limitless.
I am limitless.
It took a choice that I had to make over and over and over throughout the years, a constant commitment to looking within and transforming my old beliefs into new ones, a decision to move from feeling limited to limitless – a desire to want more. I have known all my life that there is an expansive part of me that has wanted to sparkle outwardly. I am new to living in the embrace of knowing I am limitless and actually feeling like I am limitless – but even in this premature state I feel a joy greater than any other I have ever felt. I feel free. I feel free from doubt, I feel free from fear, I feel like I am just beginning to live the life I have always wanted. And even now as I relax into this new way of being…I am reminded that this is who I have always been. I just got lost, and by the grace of tough circumstances I was brought back to me again.
Now more than ever I know what I have always known – I am limitless. We are limitless.