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We forget just how awesome in the literal sense of the word, our bodies are! We’re sometimes more critical than we are complementary of it, especially when it doesn’t look or is not expressing as we want!! We forget how in spite of our neglect in terms of proper rest, healthy eating eating, thinking & exercising it still continues to function regardless! Imagine how much more it could express if we were to lavish a little more time, attention & love on it... Its the only one we have so take time to nurture & cherish it more!
We think that by worrying about something or someone we’re preparing ourselves for all eventualities! Well we’re not; all we’re doing usually, is giving our time, focus & energy to the outcome we’re least likely to want!
A wise person once warned about borrowing trouble from tomorrow...
Optimism is often underrated because it requires effort to look beyond appearances, & keep holding true in word, thought & belief to what you’re being optimistic about; that it receives short shrift! Especially in times of stress & crisis in fact all the time,an optimistic attitude is the best attitude you can cultivate and maintain!
I personally believe that the only real failure is not trying! So long as you attempt something, & give it your best shot whether it’s a success or not, you’ve developed or learnt something about yourself that had you not tried, you never would of! Don’t let fear of failure stop you!
Each & everyone of us is important & necessary! That’s why it’s essential that we be our unique & true selves! There has never been and will never be anyone quite like us!! The Universe never makes mistakes or duplicates! So know your value & don’t settle for being anything less than what you’re truly are!
Whether it’s to people, places, things or outcomes! When we’re attached to how we think things or people are meant to be, or situations are supposed to go; we’re open to all kinds of misery & disappointment! It’s a fine balance learning to be with what is, having ideals & goals & not being attached to how it’ll happen!
Comparisons are rarely helpful of your souls growth against another’s! It can make you feel inadequate, inferior & less than... EVERYTHING & EVERYONE has its own rate of growth, & judging is unhealthy, unhelpful & unproductive! We’re here to grow & evolve at the rate that is right for us!
Here’s the thing, peace can never be achieved by wishful thinking! It takes effort, perseverance & a willingness to consistently choose it over being right or holding onto ones righteous indignation! Peace is hard work but oh so worth it!!
That’s the thing about our ego it’s afraid of anything unfamiliar or prepared to risk trying something new! So instead, will self sabotage you by filling your head with all kinds of self doubts & fears! But the thing is to see & know what it’s doing & do it anyway...
Every relationship gifts us with something! Even the most painful & or broke our heart! Each person reflects back a part of who we are, because of what we unconsciously project onto others! If we remain awake & alert it can help us become better versions of ourselves!
I’m not sure how early in life, we learn to develop our self protection with the “masks” we wear to hide what we feel & who we truly are! But I do know that as we drop them and just allow ourselves to be open to the good &
unpleasant that Life brings, without the disguise, our souls can breathe & express authentically!
I think it’s from our childhood the need to please arises! The need for approval & or validation from our parents, teachers & peers. We think we’ve out grown it, but it’s still there lingering on well into adulthood! It gets too exhausting trying to make everyone happy at the cost of our own happiness, & it’s not selfish to make our own happinesses a consideration! In fact I believe that as we do so we set the standard for how we wish to be treated & we’re our most authentic selves!
This is a great time of year to learn the art of Letting go from Nature! Always, the trees that totally release all their leaves now, Trust, & flourish even more in Spring! We hold onto things, situations & people when we should’ve let go, a long time ago, out of fear that it’s the best we can do or get or fear of the unknown! But TRUST is the key!Like the trees we need to trust, that as we release what is old & decaying in our life, we create the vacuum & space for good, better & best to come...
How often do we put off doing something for when we get a little older? or when we retire? Or when we think we’ll have time? Only to be unable to do it because of Life & circumstances! Truth is, none of us know consciously how long we’ve got, so we should wise up & embrace, love & live our lives fully right here & right now!
Genuine friendship takes the rough with the smooth & it’s a two way street! When it becomes one way only or one-side only reaches out when they’re in need, eventually it’ll deteriorate & collapse! Love unconditionally & without strings & enjoy long & happy friendships!
Oftentimes we can be so focused on what we think is missing from our lives that we fail to acknowledge & appreciate all that we already have, because it’s already slipped into the “TIFG” Take It For Granted realm, that we’re no longer conscious of it! But take just 5 things that you don’t even consider & think of what life would be like without it & be thankful!
We live in a world of polarities! Which doesn’t mean one experience is good & the other is bad, because of the tendency we have to judge & label the experience. Imagine how much easier it might be to get through or over something, if we accepted that “it is what is” nothing more or less!
There are times when we wilfully ignore what our soul is calling us to do! We allow fear of failure, doubts & all manner of false & negative thoughts to corrode our belief in our ability! & so they invade our dreams trying to get our attention! There is no greater regret than that of not attempting something! If we at least try & fail our brains coping mechanism will reframe it! If we don’t at least attempt, our soul haunts us with the regret & disappointment of unrequited fulfilment!
The world needs the unique expression that each of us is here to be! It’s doesn’t need another Einstein, Mother Theresa or Kardashian it needs the authentic expression of Life, in through & as you! Don’t deprive the world of the gift of who you really are!
Worry & concern about what will be in the future, is what continuously robs us of our peace in the now! If we can acknowledge & have gratitude, for all that’s right in the moment, not only will we have greater tranquility but the right thoughts & attitude that will help create the future we want!