“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle “If you know yourself – if you’re willing to look objectively – that’s a good start on knowing others, since we all have much in common.” The biggest relief I … Continue reading
My life challenge lately has been to grow my ability to deflect negative energy from others. It seems like this has been thrown at me in overdrive with one negative person after another. So today I will be imagining I … Continue reading
In case anyone out there is wondering how I came to have such a positive outlook on life, I would like to say it didn’t come easy. I suffered from depression all my life. I tried the whole med/therapy thing and NOTHING had a lasting effect. But I got tired of being tired. So I stopped.
I stopped thinking negative thoughts.
I stopped saying negative things.
I stopped having expectations.
I started having faith that EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT. Because it ALWAYS does. If things didn’t work out, I would be dead. So if things always work out, why do I keep doubting that they won’t?
I started seeing the positive in EVERYTHING. I started accepting everyone and everything for what they were. Accepting does not mean you are saying something is ok, it means you are giving up your expectations and the desire to control everything. Just because you accept something also does not mean you have to keep it around. Accept it for what it is and if it does not positively impact your life. Move on.
You know the saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it” – turns out that’s a good one! If what you are about to say (or type or txt) will not positively impact yourself or someone else, let that thought go just as quickly as it came.
Everything effects everything. So make sure that everything you do and say only has a positive effect on everything else.
The secret to being happy is love. The more you love others and create happiness is them, the more happiness you will find in yourself.
I love you for you. Now let’s start being the amazing and beautiful souls we were meant to be.
I wake up everyone morning excited about life! (ok, maybe not on mornings when it’s early and I didn’t want to get up yet) BUT once I am awake I am excited to experience another day. I can’t wait to help people, to put a smile on someone’s face – on everyone’s face! I can’t wait to light up the room, to be a shoulder to cry on, a friend to talk to. I can’t wait to make a difference, to hold a door open, to talk to everyone!
Then I get out of bed.
And my dogs start barking.
And my car makes a funny noise.
And my boyfriend and I argue about something trivial.
And I get stuck in traffic and almost ran over by every bad driver in town.
And I am late for work.
And my boss gives me too much work.
And I interact with people.
And experience bad customer service.
And have to help rude people.
And when I finally make it back home to my couch, I let out a deep breath and unwind. And go to bed.
Then it’s morning and I am excited to do it all over again! Because I woke up again! I was blessed with another day of life! Despite all of the things that just might piss me off today, I have been given another day to try and keep a smile on my face and make a difference in the world.
And that is awesome.
I accept the challenge. Come at me world.
Happy Monday! We should all strive to do good for others in every thought, word and action that we have. But we’re human so
that’s hard! Start small, do 1 good deed a day and then work your way up til it is habit to only do good for others. Whether you
start with a simple smile, a kind gesture or a donation to an awesome cause (hint, hint) remember when you have positive
intentions in all that you do, you can’t go wrong : )
“You only live once” said….hmmm…everyone. Sayings that we have come to know as “cliche” are cliche because we have heard them over and over and over again. But there’s a reason they keep being said!
You only have this one life to do EVERYTHING you want to do. One lifetime out of the millions of billions of years the universe has going for it. In case you haven’t caught on, that’s not very much time. Sure it may seem like F.O.R.E.V.E.R until you turn 21, or until your kids turn 18 and move out, but time just keeps on chugging along whether you choose to take advantage of it or not.
Do you hate your job? Do you want to live somewhere warmer? Somewhere cooler? Do you want to take up a new hobby but just haven’t “gotten around to it?”
JUST DO IT! It really is that easy. If I could, I would come see you personally, sit down and beg you to stop doing what you don’t want to do. Yes, change is scary, I get that. I have a great job (one that I love fortunately), I live in a city I think is amazing, and I just bought a house. I live paycheck to paycheck with just enough left over for a date night here and there. I don’t have much in savings, but I’m working on paying off my current debt. I have realized that, yes, I am “content” but I’m not where I want to be, and I’m not doing exactly what I want to be doing. So you know what I am going to do? Exactly what I want to.
I’m simplifying, getting rid of just about everything, putting my house up for lease and moving to Hawaii to teach people self-defense. Am I scared? A little. Am I going to let that stop me? Nope.
You are the only thing standing in your way. “I don’t have enough money” “My family is here” “I don’t know where to begin” all great excuses, but they are just that, excuses!
Have faith in the universe. As long as everything you do is done with good intentions, you CAN NOT go wrong. This may sound like a bunch of fluff to you, but have a little faith and follow your dreams. What’s the worse that can happen? Let’s see….you could
A) Keep living a mediocre life, not really ever getting to do what you want to do, not really making the difference you want to make, going to work every day at a job you don’t like, paying for things that don’t really fulfill your life
B) You can get rid of superficial things that you work your miserable job to keep, knowing that when you die you can’t bring those things with you anyway – and get the job you’ve always wanted; work part-time so you can live full-time; go where you want to go, live how you want to live.
I could end up completely broke and the business I want to start might fail, but you know what, who cares, I’ll work a small job at a grocery store, or I’ll clean houses, or I’ll be a nanny, or you know what, maybe I’ll even end up homeless. No matter what happens, at least I won’t die wondering “what if?” At least I won’t waste the life that was given to me being miserable because I was too afraid to give it my all.
Fear is an emotion that I control. The only thing standing in my way is me. The only thing standing in your way is you.
“Everyone will die, unfortunately, not everyone will live.” – unknown
We all view the world the way we do because of our conditioned existence. We are being reconditioned every second of every moment of every day. We judge, act and react based on what we learn from society around us. Have you ever said or done something because that’s what you were “taught” to do, but had a little inkling of a feeling inside of you that how you acted just “wasn’t quite right?”
We defy our natural state all of the time because of our conditioned existence – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Live freely. Do what feels right. That might sound cliche but really break that sentence down “Do.What.Feels.Right.” That is all you have to do to live a happy life and to create positive karma.
Energy can not be created or destroyed. We are all energy. That means we have all existed since the beginning of time (whenever that was). We have YEARS of conditioned existence that we fight against each and every day, but our natural free and loving state wants desperately to break through. Take a step back in each moment and listen to yourself.
Your thoughts become your actions and your actions become your reality. Thoughts create karma. Karma is the energy of the universe. We all need to work together to transform ALL of the energy in the universe to positive energy.
“We think, therefore we are” – Peter Crowther
Your thoughts become the reality that we live in. They create our conditioned existence and our conditioned existence is created by our thoughts. Help to break the chain of pain, hate, discrimination and misunderstanding.