Turn Your Mess Into A Message

“Turn Your Mess Into A Message…”

My friend Don Nash said that to me… I think it’s genius.

The most important part of life, and the only part of life that we can truly control is our perception. We may have influence over other parts of our life, but the only thing we have 100% control over is how we CHOOSE to perceive the events of our lives. 

One of the FUNdamental messages of TDL is that you are not a victim, but a co-Creator of your life with The Uni-verse.

It’s easy to play the victim and a lot of people out there will try to convince you that it’s easier to blame other people for the circumstances of your life. One of the reasons it’s easy to be a victim is because you give away the response-ability of the outcome and circumstances of your life to some other person or entity.

As a victim, we tell ourselves that it’s not our fault; it’s the Government’s fault, or our significant other’s fault, or our friend’s fault or our parents’ fault. If you really get creative you can imagine a whole range of people to blame for your life.

But the truth is that you are the one making the choices in your life. YOU have the free will and ability to CHOOSE to connect to Love, or not.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably made a mistake or two in your life (or dozens… lol). For a long time it was easy to blame people for the outcome. When things didn’t go the way I WANTED them too I would just make it someone else’s fault.

But, I started to learn differently. Thanks to teachers like Caroline Myss, Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, M.Scott Peck, Jan Shepherd, Sophie Chiche and most recently Jesus, I began to learn how to take my power back. I began to see that the way we thrive is by making out INNER WORLD stronger than the outer world.

Tony Robbins will tell you that the story you tell yourself about your life will dictate the outcome of it. Caroline Myss reminds us that CHOICE is the most important power in The Uni-verse. Dr. Dyer teaches that it is the power of your INTENTION that forms the outcome of your life. Mr. Peck will tell you that life is hard and that when you realize and accept that, that life is no longer hard. Jan would tell you to put the loving first and to keep your dreams and visions grounded and in real time. And Sophie would remind us to love ourselves big time and to keep our thoughts in alignment with what we want, rather than what we don’t want. And of course, the big JC teaches unconditional Love and says we can experience this Love when we have right thought, take right action and keep our focus off of ourselves and keep it instead on Love.

How could you possibly let yourself be a victim knowing all these things?

 If you really get that these lessons are REAL and TRUE and WORK, then, if you’re like me, you will feel called to turn your mess into a message.

Add value to other people’s lives and value will be added to your own. Being of service and taking the wounds of your life and turning them into lessons and sharing your experience with others will do more good to you and the planet than almost anything else.

To be human is to be messy, to screw up and to not get it right – that just comes with the territory. But it’s not right thought or action to assume the role of the victim. It may seem safer and it may even seem true. But what’s true is that you can take the wounds, messes and tragedies if your life and use them for good.

You can take your power back from people, groups and anything else that says you are powerless. You are POWERFUL, but you have to choose to be in your power and to step up.

Keep your thoughts on Love. Take and assume respons-ability for your life. Things may have happened in your past that you have no control over. But what you DO have control over is how you respond to those events. Do you want to let those events get the best of you, or do you want to rise to the occasion, pick yourself up by the bootstraps and say, “I got this?”

You may not have been able to control what happened in the past, but you have 100% control over what you CHOOSE to believe and as a result where you go from here.



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Mastin Kipp is the CEO & Founder of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.

  • Mastin,

    I laughed when I saw the title of your email today because I immediately knew that AGAIN the message is for me. A couple days ago I put myself out there and asked a friend for a favor. Last night the response I got was, in a nutshell, <<>> I felt hurt and paralyzed because I thought the response was a bit cold, judgmental and my need to be understood went unmet. Anyway, your message is timely and serves as a reminder to now work through this and take lessons from it. Keep writing Mastin. Thank you and big love!

  • Elonifer Skyhawk

    Great post and blog! My girlfriend just left yesterday…. and she told me she PLANNED on leaving me, but I didn’t think it would be so soon…. Still, your blog and the TDL posting are super timely for me. I hurt and I miss her, but I also know I will be stronger because of our relationship. It may not be over over, and we may still get back together… but really she just keeps me on an emotional roller coaster and is not the best person for me.
    I’ve no doubt I will find comfort and guidance from your blog in the days to come.
    Thank you for doing what you do!

  • Wow, this spoke to me in so many tremendous ways. Thank you for sharing Mastin.

  • Great message! The concept of choice is a poignant one. At first it may seem as though it is contrary to the belief that the Universe is conspiring for your best good. Free will versus a stronger force, but ultimately I believe it comes down to the choice to listen to that higher good, and therein lies the magic.

    I’m curious to read a post from you on parallel lives… Do you believe two people from different parts of the world who have never met each other could have the same thoughts on an ongoing basis? Interesting.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Mastin.


  • Mastin,

    THANK YOU!! I am a yoga teacher and THIS is yoga, this is what I try to convey to my students every day…after all we teach what we need the most! I so appreciate this site, your message and your daily love!!

  • Mastin, I make no money from my 3 month old website but I dont care because its the best feeling when people email me to say that sharing my experiences and lessons learned has helped them so much in their life.

    I wish for all of my readers to read your site daily as I do so we can all learn together! I think you will enjoy my latest post about Mind Over Matter

  • Renee

    Good job Mastin, as usual. Your blogs always help reinforce concepts that we all need to be reminded of. Keep up the great work. Much love.

  • Louise

    Great message Mastin, Your topics always hit home for me. I would love to share my life stories with others, since its the reason we live to tell them. I’ve only shared bits and pieces of my life with a very select few and thats because it was easier at the time for me to ignore and try and forget the past but it never seem to go any where. All of these things are new to me but thanks to you writting the importance of helping others through our message of hope and faith, people dont have to feel alone or need advice… and being of service in that way is a plus for all of us. Thank You Mastin for sharing this today~

  • Jacquie

    I love love love you! It’s like you take my thoughts right out of my mind and put them on paper. It’s awesome and I really enjoy everything you right! Thank you!
    Love and light!!!