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We’re so busy operating on the 24/7 basis, that we’re impatient & despairing when things don’t happen in our timeline! There is a process & an individual time scale & a level of consciousness that is required for everything that has to come forth! You can’t force a strawberry to ripen or a rose to unfold its bloom before its time; & yet you would have the Universe express differently to please your need... imagine the chaos if that were to happen for every single being on the planet! Hold the vision, keep your thoughts, beliefs & words in alignment with what you want, trust & surrender & above all Be Patient!
There are times when it’s that simple! & what’s more no one can do it for you, you have to do it for yourself! Confidence that you have within you what is necessary to be, do or accomplish whatever is before you to do; & let go of the doubts that devalue your ability, strengths & worth! Yes, you have to be conscious to all the mental self chatter that’s going on in your head & override it as you claim & declare who & what you’re now about!
& yet we sometimes drag it out for a whole week or even months! What a waste of time & good good energy! Imagine all that could of got done had the “bad day” only lasted 24 hours & not one minute more! We all have them, but we get to choose how long we prolong or shorten their effects & impact on us! Choose wisely as that wasted time you’ll never get back!
Not sure what’s consuming you at the moment? Well that’s easy, simply see what’s going on outwardly in your life & that’s a good indicator for what’s going on inwardly! It’s always amazing how we think (usually out of fear) the opposite of what we want & are surprised when what we want didn’t happen! Life ALWAYS responds to our dominant & consistent mode of thought; always has & always will!!!
It can be very seductive when we allow ourselves to believe every compliment we receive; & equally very destructive with every criticism we take to heart! Through self examination/ enquiry, we each need to be our own cheerleader & our own critique & make the changes & adaptations as necessary! This way we can learn to be detached or indifferent to other people’s opinions!
We live in a culture & in times that tries to tell us that our happiness lies in having the latest & best whatever it is they’re trying to sell us! But in truth the things that bring us true joy & lasting happiness doesn’t come with a price tag attached! Make sure you take time daily, to treasure those priceless moments!
There are times when we think that our way of seeing, being or doing in the world is the right or only way & in our enthusiasm, try to convert others to our way of thinking! It’s not necessary; if we’re living our lives in such a way that makes us a good example, words will not be necessary!
Whilst we live & breathe we’ll always be a work in progress! That’s a given; & yet there are some of us who may have read a few self help books or taken a few workshops & we think we’re done! Not so! Just like our physical hygiene is a daily necessity, so too is our emotional/mental hygiene! The work we do on ourselves benefits us subjectively of course, but it also ripples out to benefit all of us collectively!
There’s a big difference between self examination & self absorption! The first is with the intent of self correcting , the latter is just interested in themselves! We are the authors, producers, directors & editors of the movie of our lives; it’s up to us to write & edit our script so that we have the lives we want! Failure to do so & we’ll end up with a B movie instead of a blockbuster!
We’re always postponing a do-over or when we’re going to make the change or decision we need to until Monday, the new year or when we’ve lost the weight! There’s always an excuse and a justification why we can’t begin immediately! But the truth is, Now is usually always the best time! For its not outside influences we need be concerned about but our inner beliefs & attitude!
Sometimes we think we’ve found our niche in life because it’s comfortable & convenient! But it may not necessarily be so! A little discomfort & uncertainty keeps us awake & alert to growing & stretching beyond the known & familiar! & it’s beyond the known & familiar that we learn to experience & become more of who we’re meant to be!
It’s a paradox wanting to be original but also wanting to fit in! We often trade our uniqueness for the latter; robbing the world something of ourselves that only we can give! What I’m here to do or be on this Earth’s journey may be completely different to what you’re supposed to do; or even if it’s similar our individuality & way of expressing will make it unique! So don’t worry about being like anyone else; JUST DO YOU!
The unknown is alway scary, because it’s the unknown! There’s no reference map to guide or illuminate us; or previous experience to have learnt from! However, what is for sure that it’s in uncertainty that we are challenged & in which we grow & evolve! Let us be prepared to trust the journey & whatever it brings us!
Failure is always viewed as something to avoid that it makes people afraid to even attempt or try or start something new! But failure is a necessary part of success; & if we could only learn to view it simply as that, then we would embrace a lot more “Oh Wells” than “ what ifs” & our life’s would be a lot richer for it!
It can be all too easy to blame parents, the government or our stars not aligning amongst other things for why we’re not having the life we want! But the reality is we alone are responsible for creating the life we have & if we don’t like it make different choices for creating the life we want! It’ll take effort & persistence & it won’t necessarily be easy; but it will be oh so worth it!
There’s nothing worse for debilitating our energy and health of our emotions than our continuous attachment & re-hashing of how we thought something was going to go or turn out! The sooner we can accept the current reality, the better & healthier it’ll be for us!
Bottom Line, is none of us knows consciously how long we have to live! & yet we squander so much precious time mistakenly believing we have all the time in the world! Well we don’t! So stop saving things for best, waiting until the time is right to do something or postponing your happiness until Mr or Ms Right comes along! The only thing that is certain is that NOW is what you have so don’t waste a precious minute of it!
It’s fascinating how we look outside of ourselves for something we should firstly find within ourselves! I can’t emphasise enough that the ability to love ourselves is key to saving ourselves from a ton of insecurities & therapy further down the road! I’m not talking about being vain, arrogant or selfish; but of accepting & valuing yourself, not because someone else sees your worth, but because you do!
It’s fascinating how quick we are to apologise if we should get emotional & tear up! As if our tears flowing needed to be excused! There are times when the pain, hurt & sadness can only be eased with the release of those precious salty tears! Next time the heart needs to express those “silent” words, don’t block, stop or excuse them! Let them flow...
There are times when trying to be our best selves with “faking it until we make it” attitude that we deny or sugar coat how we’re really feeling! & we do ourselves a disservice not in acknowledging how we truly feel & addressing it!! Note I say address & not wallow in it! We should examine why & what we’re feeling & then do the necessary to address it! But it’s ok not to be ok & not feel like a failure at life & living!