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I once read the first 30 years we drag a sack around putting in all our emotional baggage; then the next 30 years unpacking it! Whilst this is true of many of us, we don’t need to wait! Now is a good time to offload some of the emotional excess baggage we’re carrying around! Which in turn will make for a lighter & healthier mind & body!!
Kindness never goes out of style or gets old! There’s no such thing as being too kind & it’s a ridiculous phrase that we use! Kindness is what we are at our core; our Life’s essence embodies kindness & we’re here to express our Life’s essence! So let’s start by being kinder to ourselves and extend it out to everyone & everything!
Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to do nothing, so that we don’t get overwhelmed with guilt when we do! The world will not stop turning if somethings are left not done because we’re chilling!Happy Sunday!
It’s often hard for us to see or measure our own growth & evolution! So often what we see is how we know better & yet reverted to some old pattern of behaviour we’re not proud of! Missing the small incremental steps of change in our attitude, beliefs & behaviour! There are times when we need to recognise & acknowledge how far we come & accept that some days will be better than others in terms of how we express ourselves!
It’s all too easy to want to play safe & look for the easy way to try & do or achieve what it is we want! But Life requires more of us! It requires that we step out into the unknown, into unfamiliar waters & uncharted territories; that we may have experiences that cause us to learn & evolve ourselves! Staying safe simply allows us to continue maintaining the status quo & that’s not living that’s just existing!!!
We’re feeding our minds unconsciously all the time with the incessant mental chatter that goes on in our heads! Sadly most of it for most of the time, is based in fear, what we may have erroneously believe & accepted from growing up, to what we’re bombarded with via the media that has us challenged to believe & accept our self worth! But as always you have a choice! Any moment you can choose to start feeding your mind a healthy dose of faith, Love & truth! The sooner you start the better!
The Universe is always FOR you & never against you! But we’re such control freaks these days that we never trust ourselves enough to trust that the Universe knows what it’s unfolding for & on our behalf!
We’re impatient because when we do dare to trust, things don’t happen in our time frame & we go back to trying to solve it ourselves, with all the stresses that brings! Let’s learn to be more like nature & trust the Universe daily for what we need!
Imagine how less of an emotional roller coaster we’d be on if we accepted this simple truth! Instead we cling to our pain & infatuations as if our life depended on it! There is no permanence in life even our emotions can change & leave us if we allow them too!
Often we’re so unconscious of what thoughts, beliefs & erroneous ideas we’re focusing on, until they manifest as our experience! Then we get bent out of shape wondering how it happened ?Because we were doing our visioning & affirming once a day! Well the Universe ALWAYS responds to our dominant thoughts & beliefs! So visualising & affirming once a day isn’t going to cut it, if the rest of the time doubts, fears & anxieties are ruling our thoughts!!
What an ideal way to be! Recognising that you’re already whole & complete!without the need of anyone to validate or complete you! Now, there’s real freedom in living, being, & loving from such a place of awareness! Your not touched or influenced by the whims & caprices of others! You have such a sense of self that you’re not moved or diminished by their actions or lack thereof & that will be scary for some people, but don’t let that stop you continuously aiming or continuing to be whole & complete!
How often do we postpone living, doing, being & having in the moment? Because our attention & energy is either invested in regurgitating something from the past or worrying about what may happen in the future! As always you have a choice; it’s the weekend do something meaningful that feeds your soul & brings you joy!
It’s never where we give or do good to, is where it comes back to us from! Which is as it should be! This then allows our giving & doing to be without strings or expectations of getting something back from the recipient! But what I do know for sure & with absolute certainty is that we’re always repaid by the Universe in the most unexpected of ways & when it’s most needed!
People who don’t even know you, can have an opinion about you, much less those who do know you! Interestingly, often others opinions are usually based on their fears & biases they’re projecting onto you! You’re not here to live your life by public committee, so don’t let anything or anyone come between you & the life you’re meant to live!
The thing about worrying is that you invest an awful amount time & energy focused mostly on the opposite of what you want!! You think by preparing for the worse, that’ll somehow soften the blow when it happens! WRONG!!! What it does is rob you of clarity & your peace!!! Often what you’re worrying about never happens or if it does it’s not as bad! Why not do yourself a favour & try postponing worrying for focusing on the outcome you want & not what you don’t want...
The great thing about life is we don’t have to put off or postpone being happy until some future date on the calendar; when a particular occasion like a party, date or holiday is occurring! This present moment we get to choose whether we want to be happy or not! It’s not dependent on anything particular happening other than us deciding on what attitude are we choosing! How happy are you deciding to be today?
It’s hard to think straight or rationalise when in the middle of a full blown stress or meltdown; much less be aware that it won’t probably matter in a weeks time...so we need a backup plan in advance, that when we recognise the trigger signals it kicks in!! Could be counting to 10, or taking several deep breaths or wearing an elastic band we ping on our wrist! Something & anything that may just help you going into a full blown stressful meltdown!
Life is meant to be lived in the present! But sadly our attention rarely is in the current moment, but instead either reminiscing over the past, with its missed opportunities & things we should of done better or angst & anticipation about what the future holds! Life is meant to be lived in the NOW! With our attention & focus fully in the present, creating the future we want with an occasional cursory glance back to the past! Learn to be more cognisant of where your attention is in any given moment...
We need to continuously remember that we’re always at choice; no matter the situation, condition or circumstance! We get to choose how we respond, react or receive it! We need to remember that there will always be lots of things out of our control, & that’s ok; for what we will always have control over is our response to it!!
Ain’t that the truth! We want things & people to change but rarely do we consider that we’re the ones that need changing...
Peace within ourselves is a conscious choice we make on a moment to moment basis! It doesn’t just magically happen on its own; but is experienced based on what we’re choosing to give our attention and energy to! We need to be cognisant of what stuff is ours to be concerned about & what’s not! The more aware we are, the more at peace we can be!