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Now, more than ever, we need to move beyond the boxes and labels we like to compartmentalise each other into! It’s not about ones sexual orientation, religion, skin colour or politics for that matter! It’s about the fact we all share the same humanity!!! As we start to see that, then maybe we might begin to treat each other a little more kindly!
Time always seems to be passing at a supersonic rate when we're having fun & tediously slow when we're not! Either way don't waste a precious moment of it; for once it's passed it can't be regained or recaptured & truth be told, Life can only be lived & experienced in each moment!
Life is too short, to do or be anything but happy! But it’s an inside job! You are here on purpose for a purpose! So celebrate yourself rather than berate yourself! Celebrate your uniqueness, your idiosyncrasies, your being you! Now’s as good a time to start...
It’s important to feel and acknowledge ALL our emotions not just the nice happy ones! But the problem lies in our inability to know when it’s time to let it go... it can become all too easy to get overtaken by whatever it is, so that all you can see is the pain and distress if it all! See it, feel it, be in it, move through and then release it, is the only way to maintain balance and perspective!
It’s so easy how our egos can create ‘mountains out of molehills’ if left unchecked!Creating a whole mini series of drama out of something that shouldn’t of been more than a 5 second scene stealer! We do it to ourselves! nothing or no one is doing it to us! We’re always at choice,selecting what reaction we choose and how long we’re going to wallow in it... Next time when it happens try and be more conscious of your choice of reaction!
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that we are our own worst enemy. The ones that are actually getting in our own way! Usually as a result of old childhood programming about self worth or our abilities & erroneous beliefs we continue to hold as adults!When we can learn to get over & beyond ourselves, Life takes on a whole different outlook & perspective!
If we were to live each day to the max, in how we showed up, how we treated others and ourselves and what steps we took towards our dreams, then every day has the potentiality for being the most awesome ever!! So why don’t we?
We all say we want peace, but few of us are prepared to do what it takes to establish peace first with ourselves! Which includes not having to be right, having the last word, worrying about things beyond our control or things within our control... the list is almost endless for all the things that can and often robs us of our peace! Today let’s try and go a whole 24 hours without being upset, annoyed or disappointed and see what our peace quota is like at the end of the day...
There are very few of us that will escape ever been hurt, damaged or experiencing pain of some sort! If you’re able to see every experience especially the painful ones, as an opportunity for growth and development then it ceases to have power over you and continuously ruin your life & you’ll be all the stronger for it!
Words have power!Whether used on ourselves or towards another! They can uplift and empower or they can deject and hurt! Use them wisely; as once spoken they can never be taken back!
More often than not, expectations of people, places or things = disappointment! We conjure up in our heads how we thing it’s going to be or go; and then when it doesn’t we end up being dejected and disappointed! If we could learn to keep a more open and detached mind, life will be easier.
Tears can also be of joy and happiness! It’s important whatever the reason to let them flow. In doing so, they water your spirit and cleanse your soul!
We write our own stories daily! Some maybe the same chapter being retold with a different emphasis and others maybe brand new! The only thing to remember that whatever story you’re creating now, is what will be your future experience! So make sure it’s something good!
Whether we’re conscious of it or not we’re always choosing... whether it’s about what to wear for the day or eat for breakfast... just as we manage to make the easy choices without public opinion, we ought to be able to make the more difficult ones as well! Perhaps the reason why we maybe reluctant to do so, is it would mean we would solely be responsible for our choices, with no one to share the blame if we got it wrong! Which in truth is irrelevant as it will give us another gem of wisdom with which to utilise in the art of living!
If we want the world we live in to be a better place, then it’s up to each and everyone of us to do our part, right where we are! It’s no good leaving it for someone else expecting them to do it because that’s been going on for too long & look where we are! It’s time to hold ourselves accountable to creating the world we want to inhabit!
Someone once said “it’s all an inside job” & that includes finding our happiness! We think it’s found in People, things or places but nothing could be further from the truth! It’s found in ourselves! The externals may contribute; but what happens to our happiness of they’re not around? That’s we must learn to cultivate it inwardly!
It’s the weekend! Do something today just for you! No people pleasing or asking permission, just decide that I’m going to do ——— & go do it! & NO it’s not selfish or self centred and any of the other adjectives people may accuse you of, it’s simply self care! If you don’t know how to do and give it to yourself, then don’t expect anyone else to do or give it to you!
Our emotions can make us say and do irrational things at the best of times! We’re definitely not thinking straight when they’re heightened! So take a 24 hour pause before promising, responding or deciding. Further down the line you may just be glad that you did!
I believe a key ingredient for success is knowing how to be grateful! It takes your attention of what you think you don’t have or is missing from your life and re focuses it on all the good you actually have! For instance when you have a cold, the tendency is to focus on the runny blocked nose; well if you shift that focus and be grateful for how the rest of your body is still functioning in spite of the cold, healing will start to happen that much quicker!
These days people are use to their phone cameras, but the principle is still the same! If the image in front is blurred you keep focusing until it becomes clear. The same with life, keep focusing on where you’re heading and not where you’ve been! Don’t be afraid to try something new and if it doesn’t work out try again!