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Our ability to dislike & despise how we see ourselves in the mirror, robs us of the ability to accept ourselves & be at peace! If you have health & strength count your blessings & stop fretting over your clothing size!
It’s true who or what is meant for you, you can’t loose! But fear makes us cling to people & things in desperation... Practising non-attachment is challenging but it brings with it peace & freedom!
It’s interesting how the daily busyness of life & living has caused us to forget that which we truly are at our core which is joy! It seems it occasionally gets expressed in extreme circumstances; as opposed to being a daily & natural occurrence! We’re always at choice, so choose to express your joy more often!
Whether we’re conscious of it or not, Life demands that we’re continuously upgrading from our “last operating version” of ourselves! Failure to do so, results in narrowness of thinking, easily agitated & lack of peace & wellbeing! You’ll know when the next version upgrade is due, when doubts & self defeating thoughts are running rampant in your head!
It’s not important whether you have a Valentines or not, to embrace these 4 invitations! We are wired for love & connection; so today & every day see how often you employ them!
It’s all too easy to see how other people need to change but can’t readily see that the only person that needs to change is ourselves! It’s challenging to see our faults & shortcomings; & even more challenging when we do, to set about transforming them! But self-transformation is one if not the only thing we should be giving our attention & focus to, then everything else starts to fall into place!
How often do we miss a golden opportunity thinking it will come again? & maybe it will... but life is too short to take the risk that it doesn’t! So seize every chance you get and avoid the regret if you hadn’t!
We’ve forgotten especially when we’re bogged down & mired in the busyness & sometimes muckiness of life & living, that we’re made of star ⭐️ stuff! That there’s a light within us that can never be diminished no matter what the circumstances are that we’re going through...
We should always be willing & prepared to try again, when things don’t go according to plan or turn out the way we expected! Too often our disappointment in what we perceive as failure, prohibits us from starting again! When in truth it’s simply enriching our experience & every moment is an opportunity to try again with the newly acquired experience under our belt!
More importantly, it’s the realisation that I am enough! I don’t need to jump through hoops trying to please everyone, think there’s something wrong if silence occurs in a conversation or always being the one to keep in touch or make the effort to see someone! All that efforting doesn’t validate me as a good person it just exhausts me & sometimes leaves a bitter taste...
Music has always been for me a sure fire way of shifting my mood & perspective! Often when we’re going through our stuff, we think we’re the only ones to experience it, then we hear lyrics or a rift that changes everything! Either because we can identify with or because the melody transports us! Sometimes instead of reaching for the junk food or alcohol, try some music instead!”
The 3 things that matter the most in life a wise person a few thousand years ago said was: the 1st is to be kind, the 2nd is to be kind & the 3rd is to be kind! It doesn’t get simpler than that! To yourself, family friends & strangers you may or may not meet! We need cultivate kindness & apply it on a daily & moment to moment basis & see the side effects - how enriched our lives become...
We all have 1440 minutes to spend or fritter away; & once their gone there’s no getting them back! So stop wasting them reliving the past, blaming someone or circumstances for you’re not being happy or for not living your dream! Whether you believe it or not you’re in control; start steering your mind & intentions in creating the life you want for yourself!
We all have it, and when we pay attention & listen to it, we’re given insights & guidance that doesn’t arise from our rational thinking! It’s irrelevant whether you call it intuition or instinct! What matters is that you cultivate & use it as your compass for daily living!
One of life’s challenging lessons is non- attachment! Whether it’s to people, outcomes or things! & yet only as we learn to be non attached can we know peace & freedom! Yet we resist it vehemently...well the good news is, any moment & any situation is an opportunity to practice going with the flow & not being attached to how you think it should or ought to be!
And it always starts & ends with you! Everything starts within your thoughts, your reactions & responses to whatever is going on! Which then gets amped up by the feelings you attach to it followed by your actions as a result of what you’re thinking & feeling! When you understand that you realise no one “did” or “caused” you to do or feel anything it’s always, no matter how much we think otherwise, down to us!
No one can make that decision for you! You need absolute clarity as to whether someone or something is worth continuing with, or thanking it for the experience & letting it go. Or continuing & persevering... whichever you decide, and there’s no rush, don’t second guess yourself or follow public opinion!
The thing about keeping things buried is A) at the least expected moment it may erupt from seemingly no where & B) it’s detrimental to our emotional & physical wellbeing! There’s nothing to recommend keeping anything buried as it truly stunts your growth & expansion in consciousness! Only as things are brought to the light can they be healed.
If love is not unconditional, then it’s love with strings... There’s no keeping score & most definitely no expectation of receiving back what you’ve given! It’s hard because there’s always the need & desire to be loved the way we love others! But unconditional love gives & wants the highest & best for the one loved, even if that’s not you! Don’t mistake what I’m saying & allow yourself to be anyone’s doormat but recognise what unconditional love is & requires...
I read once that “laughter was carbonated holiness” which resonated with me, because laughter creates, healing, joy & the ability to transform your mood not to mention lowering blood pressure, calming the nervous system when endorphins are released because of a good belly laugh! Try & ensure you get a daily quota of laughter in for your all round wellbeing!