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It’s fascinating the stories we tell ourselves trying to make something or someone fit the narrative we have going on in our head! In spite of all the evidence we have proving the contrary... As hard or harsh as it maybe, the sooner we see things for what they are, the less pain we’ll cause ourselves in the long run!
Responsibility is something that a lot of folks have trouble accepting when their lives are not turning out as planned or expected! Preferring to blame it on the stars or something or someone else! But the truth is always our Lives reflect our choices, which are an indication of where we are in consciousness! So any time is a good time to take responsibility & make different choices!
We are all leaders of our own lives! Adopting either a supportive or destructive attitude as to how we face or deal with the curve balls that Life throws our way. The way to navigate through, is to remember our inner resource & make the necessary & sometimes hard choices & changes that all successful leaders do!
It’s usually always the “little” things that touch me the most! The “little” acts of kindness or thoughtfulness of another, I used to think! In truth I believe that the size or measurement of something is irrelevant, for these are man made. We deem it necessary to measure what we’re experiencing or needing! What if we simply accepted or defined it without attributing a measurement? It wouldn’t diminish the experience one iota...
Pleasing yourself is usually considered selfish or being self centred! When the truth is you can’t please all the people all the time! So one way to ease the stress on yourself is by living your life your way, without worrying or needing the input of or from others!
I personally think there’s an art to surrender & letting go! The more you engage & practice it, the more at peace you become; because ultimately you’re cultivating a deeper level of faith in the unknown & that which is uncertain!
We often miss out of the joy in the moment because we’re too busy bemoaning our lot or how our life hasn’t turned out exactly as we had wanted or planned! Acceptance allows for us to be present to the many blessings we’re overlooking in the present, instead of resenting& regretting what’s not right for us!
I have come personally to believe, you never know someone completely! There are usually aspects of their nature that can still surprise you. I’m not advocating that one should be suspicious; simply aware & accepting of this...
We’re usually unconscious of the level of negative self talk we’ve got going on in our head! Anything from a believing we’re not enough, we don’t deserve or we’re entitled... Our Life will always reflect what we’re continuously telling ourselves, so pay more attention to the conversations you’re having with yourself!
Always we’re at choice! We decide & choose whether we’ve got out the wrong side of the bed, if we’re angry, irritated or annoyed! We choose our emotions & the resultant feeing arises! It all happens in a split second, hence we’re unconscious that it’s a choice! So equally we can choose at any given moment how we want to be...
Of course we should integrate our past in our present awareness; but it becomes unhealthy when we fail to do so & instead allow it to influence, dominate or limit the person we should be becoming... We have to do our shadow work so that’s not the case!
It’s inevitable in Life, that there will be times when you feel like you’re drowning under a sea of circumstances & experiences. But I’m an absolute believer that what we go through, we can learn & grow through! It won’t be easy, & most likely very messy; but we will come out the other side a different person!
We’re all the same underneath all the classifications that society chooses to box & categorise us in! If we can remember this truth when we’re judging someone as the other or different from ourselves, perhaps the world would be a little kinder place to live in...
Virtually everyone will have a different opinion of how you should be & what you should be doing with your life; from parents to friends to partners! Bottom line is you can’t please them all & neither should you try! This is your life & for it to be a truly authentic one, it’s got to be lived your way, making your own choices & mistakes! It’s the one sincere way of living with fewer regrets!
There may be more who annoy than inspire you; but all the more reason to shift the focus! On any given day there’s almost a guaranteed certainty that something or someone will annoy or irritate you! The trick is to nip it in the bud before it becomes full blown! We’re always at choice, so choose wisely...
A backward glance is necessary from time to time, but constant dwelling on the past is not only unhealthy but keeps you from moving forward! You can’t drive a car by looking in the rear view mirror, neither can you live life dwelling in the past!
Cultivating patience is one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves! It eliminates worry & stress when things aren’t happening as quickly as we would like. Patience requires a high degree of trust & courage in the Invisible which is often challenging, but once achieved brings great peace!
We can spend so much time & energy stressing over things we have no control over or can’t change! & yet we continue doing so even though we’re aware of that fact! If we knew what the stress was doing to us physiologically, mentally & emotionally, we would halt immediately! Decreasing stress is one of the best anti ageing things we can do for ourselves!
It’s all too easy to think you want one thing, but keep settling for something else! Either out of impatience or the fear you don’t deserve or actually won’t get it! Neither are helpful or supportive in getting or keeping the kind of life you want. Focus & determination will though!
What a great reminder that we all have the capacity to let our inner happiness & joy shine through; no matter the circumstances! It’s not something we need to look for outside ourselves be it in people, places or things! There’s always within us an “invincible summer” if we can only remember to look inwards & retrieve it...