This quote grabbed my attention the first time I saw it. I just love it!
Right now in my life, I feel like my purpose is to experience myself fully, in every way that I can. What does that mean? For me, it means treating myself the way a best friend would treat me; with love, kindness, patience, acceptance, etc. It also means to go out on a limb and treat myself to a weekend get-a-way, a nice walk in the park, a movie and dinner, time with horses, or anything that may excite me or bring me back to my heart center.
I know that there are MANY distractions in life, whether it be raising children, working 40 + hours a week, the one too many obligations and commitments, or one of the other 100 distractions that make us feel like there isn’t enough time in a day. However, if we don’t take time for ourselves, we begin to lose the spark that makes us feel ALIVE and HAPPY. If we don’t take care of ourselves, there is NO WAY that we can take care of others to our best of ability. By giving ourselves the time and attention we deserve, we somehow make more time for others and by doing so we live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Experience yourself today! Do something that makes your heart dance, I don’t care if it’s only for 15 minutes. Give yourself a present today: your OWN PRESENCE.
Be true, Be wild, Be You!
I LOVE this saying!
If we seek change,
we must be willing to unmask
whatever it is that is holding
us back from making changes.
What is it you wish to be? If you wish to be happy,
then be happy.
Our unhappiness is usually
based off of the false stories
we keep repeating to ourselves.
Strip down and see the truth:
You are perfect in this moment
and a thought from the past or future
is the only thing that can make you feel
less than you truly are.
OWN your fears and you will set them FREE.
Today is a NEW day, so let’s act like it!
I know it is tempting to dwell on past experiences that made us feel crummy. I also know that once we begin a thought pattern of a particular experience that caused us to suffer, the mental downward spiral begins and when it begins, it feels like there is no end in sight. I know this because I have done this to myself, not intentionally of course, but countless and countless times. But there is a different way to live. I know because I have started to live this way. I have come to realize that I have a choice. I get to choose what I focus on. I know at times it seems like we are constantly losing the battle between our egos and our hearts. The ego seems to be louder and more bossy, where our hearts seem to be soft and subtle, making it more challenging for us to listen to it. However, I am here to tell you that there is a way to make our hearts appear louder and our egos softer. A way which will help us become happier people.
For every new day, picture a great big BLANK canvas and you as the painter decide what goes on that canvas and what doesn’t. There may be past experiences and feelings that creep into your mind and crave to be the center of attention, but ultimately you have the final say for what remains on the canvas. Do you want to experience the same old “shit” from yesterday, two weeks ago, or 6 months ago? Or do you want to start fresh and begin again? Well, great news, YOU have the freedom to decide. Some of the old baggage will mangle its way through and reappear on your canvas, but don’t worry, that is OKAY. Our focus should not be on the old baggage, but on the NEW, EXCITING, and SMALL events that appear on our canvas. Once we begin to pay more attention to the events and experiences that bring us joy, we create room for further joy-filled experiences. By shifting our attention, from negative to the positive, we slowly, but surely, make life-long changes that will pave the way for a happier existence.
Where is your FOCUS?
I don’t know about any of you, but saying good-bye to someone you love, who may or may not be the right one for you at this time in your life, can be one of the hardest decisions to make. Making the decision is one thing, but then sticking to it is another. I think we all reach a point where saying ‘goodbye‘ is the only solution that will keep us sane and keep us, US.
I think, or I hope, that I have reached that point. The in-between and back and forth stages of losing hope and then having hope again, is becoming far too heavy on my heart. I want to say goodbye and start to live a life for ME and not for what was or what could be.
I want this to be the last goodbye…
This quote seems appropriate …
“The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to
say, “If you will take care of me, I will take care of you. “Now I say, I will take care of me
for you, if you will take care of you for me.”