No One Is Going To Save Me, That’s MY JOB

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This is what I said to myself while I was out in the #wilderness-alone… And it stills feels very true.

It reminds me that I am capable of doing whatever my heart desires. Whether I am camping by myself or starting a business from scratch. I am capable of allowing my heart to guide me and create my best life!
#OWNTHATSHIT

 

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I Believe in Myself!

Life can sometimes be difficult. We have a hard time seeing how it will pan out in our favor, or we often think too much about the future or the past, allowing it to hold us back from our true potential in this moment.

I always ask others who seem to worry or think more than they actually live, “what does worrying do for you, rather than make the situation seem worse than it actually is?” or “Why are you spending so much of your time thinking about what could be when you have the opportunity to live perfectly in this moment, with no fears or worries?”

Now, although I lend advice to others, it is now MYSELF who is having trouble with living in the moment and letting the future be. Because I have first hand witnessed how this way of living has effected me (in the past couple days), being short with friends and family, having zero to no patience, and allowing my ego to blow everything out of proportion, I have made the decision to STOP. I have control and I am taking it back!

Of course life may not be “perfect” right now, but my attitude has only worsened my situation. What is the saying? “As one door closes another one opens.” Well that is my motto right now and I am closing the negative thinking and opening the door to positive thinking. 🙂

BECAUSE…

Il dolce far niente…. :)

This is a great Italian saying from the movie “Eat, Pray, & Love.” As the Italians would say, “Americans don’t make the time to relax and enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing, and if and when they do, they often feel guilty.”

Take a moment and make sure that you have dedicated some quality time for yourself this week. Read, write, listen to music, go on a walk; whatever it is that centers you.

TAKE THE TIME TO DO NOTHING:)

Replacing Judgements with Love

If we judge others, we have no time to love them. – Mother Theresa

Judging Others

Why do we judge others?
Fears and insecurities formed by our egos.

What gives us the right to make judgments upon others?
We have no right.

What do we benefit by judging others?
A slight and momentarily feeling of satisfaction.

Judging others is something we all developed at a young age; over the course of our lives, this habit can improve, disappear, or worsen, depending on that individuals life’s experiences.

Judging others is something that I acquired at a very young age. As I matured into adolescence it grew worse. It only started to diminish, as I began accepting and loving myself for who I was.

Below are a few questions that pertain to judging others. I will answer each question based off of the lessons and life experiences that I have learned in my life:)

Why did I judge others?
To feel better about myself.

There was a time, when being critical of others, played a significant role in my life. I allowed my ego to take control of my mind. I believed that judging others boosted my self-esteem, when in reality, I was only fueling the fire for the ego, and providing it life.

Judgements do not come from the heart, they are created from the ego. This means when we judge others, we are living through our egos and not through our hearts.

Although I still slip up and place judgements upon others, I have come to a place in my life, where the need to judge others has been replaced by the new-found love that I have for myself. When you begin to love yourself, the insecurities start to die out, and rather than sizing people up in your own head, you come to accept them just the way they are.

What were the most recurring judgments I made about others?

Appearances

This is where most of my judgements stemmed from.
I lacked self-confidence as a teenager. This lack of confidence continued on into my early twenties, which is why most of my judgements pertain to my own personal self-image.

During my teen years and early twenties, comparing myself to others became a daily habit. I would constantly look at different body images, either to make sure I looked better or often realizing I didn’t and then feeling bad about myself. My inner ego craved to be the skinniest and the prettiest, and judging others provided me with the reassurance I thought I needed.

How have I slowed my judgements?

Loving and accepting myself just the way I am.

When I feel a negative thought arising, I bring myself back to the present moment and stop my thinking process, to ensure that that thought will leave my mind.
When you focus on the present moment, your mind has nowhere to go but right where you are.

I also like to remind myself on a daily basis, that I love and accept my body just the way is it.
Do not allow your ego to make you believe false accusations about yourself or anyone else.

Stop looking at celebrity magazines or tv shows!!! It’s all bogus! 😉

And remember what we were taught as children:
Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
Although this seems like a simple concept, many of us forget to practice it in our daily lives.
This reminder can be used as a very useful tool when you feel the need to judge someone.

What if someone was judging you? Sizing you up in their minds, or thinking rude things about you! It is not something that any of us like to feel. So why make others feel that way? Especially when a great deal of the time, we don’t know any of the struggles and tribulations that person has gone through.
Until you can walk in that person’s shoes, see what they have seen and feel what they have felt, you have no right to make assumptions based on how they look, their intelligence level, lifestyle choices, income level, etc.

We must all accept and love one another in order to evolve into the humans we know we can be:)

Accept everyone, love everyone, and be happy.
Or as Mother Theresa quoted:
If we judge others, we have no time to love them.

Be good, be happy, be true, be you!