So much of my World shifted when I started loving myself and stopped worrying about what others thought of me! This is a simple, yet informative piece on how to love yourself. Enjoy ☺
How many of us start our day with forgiveness? I know I never did, until now.
So many of us go through our day to day routine of allowing the energy around us to affect the way we live.
So often we let small things like someone who drives like a maniac affect us long after the effects of ‘dodging that accident’. Then there’s also that occasional instance where a rude shop assistant rubs you up the wrong way and it just spoils the whole shopping experience for you and may even ruin your day.
Is it all worth it though?I’m not saying that you’re not entitled to being upset or disgruntled by the behavior of a person or experiences around you, but I am saying that how you look at it may be the key to living better.
I’ve read SO MANY articles and watched many videos on how to find inner peace and how to stress less. Not many have spoken about forgiveness though. Acceptance is definitely one thing, but forgiveness is something else. So many posts have spoken about accepting reality and finding peace within yourself for a healthier and more abundant state of being, but isn’t there something missing to the equation?
You can’t just jump from a feeling of anger or rage into a state of acceptance for what is. You have to find your way there. Often, we don’t. Not without the help of guided meditation or a shrink, or some self help material you find online anyway. Even when we use these methods we sometimes find ourselves not having truly dealt with the problem at all and we go right back to being confused and upset all over again. The cycle just continues… If we let it, that is.
Forgiveness has shown remarkable results in the human body to actually take the infamous term called “weight off” one’s shoulders. Studies have shown that improvement in muscle performance is increased once someone has forgiven something or someone else and the forgiver’s overall emotional state is almost immediately stronger. On a metaphysical level the environment around the ‘forgiver’ also shifts to promote better outcomes and experiences in their life.
So what does one do to attain this extraordinary super power?
Either take your first opportunity in the morning or a moment in your day and just close your eyes. Imagine you’re in that situation that caused you so much distress in the past and offer it forgiveness. Imagine speaking to the person or thing that upset you as if they were right in front of you and say ‘I forgive you’ and really make peace with it or them. Do whatever you need to do to add to the emotion of the exercise. Shake hands with the person, hug them, kiss them, hold hands, cuddle, sit up shoulder to shoulder. It makes it all the more life-changing.
So much of the time we get upset because we would like things a certain way. We forget that the people and situations around us are also on their own path and have a purpose to fulfill everyday. Different things have the ability to affect our emotional stability in various ways. So try including an evaluation into your exercise of why things happened the way it did and possibly why the person you had a confrontation with acted in a way that displeased you. When you do this the feeling of acceptance for ‘what is’ washes over you in a way that it didn’t before and you learn to become more patient in the understanding of people and situations around you.
This is a powerful tool, not just for you, but especially for those around you. Compassion is a superpower that has the ability to change the world. It all starts with You!
“Fear is just another perspective of an author’s story. It is an emotion bound by the limitation of being too scared to go through life knowing what it’s like to be daring and great!”
HAVE YOU EVER REALIZED THAT FEAR ACTUALLY PARALYZES YOU?
Think about it for a second… When you’re suddenly scared by shock or someones idea of a prank, you freeze. Or how about when you’re about to make an important decision, but can’t go through with it because you’re worried about the outcome?
Fear constricts us in a way that is discomforting to the body and soul. It etches deep down into the very fiber of our DNA and almost forbids our soul to allow our body from taking that daring leap into the “unknown”. It fills us with a dead weight that renders an unapologetic result of us becoming nothing more than mediocre.
It’s like a writer who starts off with a great idea for a book and then decides to give up somewhere in middle because of his fear of scrutiny, the fear of whether publishers would buy into such intense conception or merely because he fears it’s going to be too much work.
What is fear really though?
Fear is just another perspective of an author’s story. It is an emotion bound by the limitation of being too scared to go through life knowing what it’s like to be daring and great!
Fear is that excuse you use when the idea of being complacent is enough for the time-being. Fear is the water to our internal combustion engine of eternal potential. Why would you want to put your beautiful fire out?
The question you need to ask yourself is: Am I afraid of people, experiences, and conditions around me or am I afraid of just being myself? Could you be afraid of stumbling and falling along the way? Why??? Babies fall all the time when they first start learning to walk, but they get right back up out of enthusiasm for the playfulness of life.
You don’t start preparing for your funeral because you’re stuck in bed from having the flu, do you? Nope, because in the back of your mind you know that with a little TLC and the right medication you’re gonna be on your feet in no time.
WE ARE SO OBSESSED with being perfect in an imperfect world that we forget we are all the same. What other people think of you doesn’t matter. What you think of YOU is the only opinion that should matter.
Sure, like a baby you might get down now and then, but just like life you shouldn’t stop moving. The opinions of those around you are just opinions for the things that either resonate or don’t resonate with them. What should really matter are the things that are important to you and how much fun you have doing them.
Be the change you want to see in YOUR world and enjoy the vastness of life. And next time someone says stop being a baby tell them you can’t… There’s simply no better way to live!
Have you ever taken a moment to think about how time affects us in our daily lives?
There’s never enough time… No time like the present… Time is a ticking time bomb. That’s what they say anyway. The same people that time has engulfed in it’s anonymity and yet still resonates into the future of humanity.
It’s amazing how time sometimes has the capacity to almost never run out and how sometimes it just goes by too quickly for our own enjoyment.
Is time just a meaningless concept though? A measure made by man to challenge himself to the will of an invisible boundary line, or is time just a factor in the evolutionary cycle of intelligence?
Everything takes time to grow and develop. Time is not a mirage of some sort. It is the underlying current of existence. A current that flows into the ocean of consciousness so that we can are able to perceive change and it’s influence in our physical state of being.
Time is the one constant that never seems to run out no matter how many deadlines or time constraints we place on ourselves. We can never truly be behind schedule or ahead of time..
Time is unashamedly timeless. It is always present and though we may refer to time being future or past, it is always exactly how it supposed to be at any given moment in our lives.
So live eternally… Because whether you choose to love or hate it, time is all we have.
Have you ever tried to make a statement with your laughter? Funny question huh? No… I’m not talking about having to deliberately laugh loud enough while pretending to have a good time with someone in a coffee shop after you see your ex walk in… I’m actually talking about that belly rumbling laugh. The kind that has you gasping for air afterwards. Have you ever laughed so hard that you felt your gut would give in or your eyes would start the joyful waterworks as an automatic response? Those are the best kinds of laughs one can express! Not just for happiness in general, but for your overall well-being…
Now you might ask, “what if nothing is funny enough to laugh at?” or “what if people around me think I’m being tickled by plain idiocy?”
Well, to answer these questions:
1. There are plenty of things to laugh at that are easily accessible because of mediums like social media, the internet and technology in general. All you have to do is search for something funny and sooner or later you will find the kind of thing that tickles you pink (Because laughing till you’re blue in the face would require a call to 911 and that is not the objective here people!). You could try the old prank on a friend if you know they are lighthearted enough to enjoy the joke or you can simply think back to things that interested you or made you laugh when you were younger . Whatever it is you look to for a good laugh, you will probably find it and it will put a bounce in your step almost instantly.
2. Who cares what other people think of you? We spend too much time worrying about the impression we give to other people, but is there really any worth in that? You might actually find that the very people you are scared of having fun around are probably feeling the same things you are and actually would love for someone else to be the ‘weirdo’ in the bunch first. It’s funny (no pun intended) the kind of things that inspire people. So put your ego aside and enjoy life. You deserve it!… And maybe, just maybe the people around deserve it as well.
Laughter is therapeutic – on a spiritual, emotional and physical level.
I remember watching a video the other day of a guy on a train with his earphones on, laughing hysterically at something he was watching on his iPad and he didn’t care about the people around him. In fact, the people around him started laughing simply because he was laughing. The more he laughed the more they laughed – not even knowing what was so funny, but laughing is so contagious that they couldn’t help themselves.
This to me was pure, unwavering joy! The kind of joy that makes someone even standing at a distance look at the situation and feel warm inside. laughter is truly therapeutic and the more we laugh the more we raise our frequency to happiness and good health. If your laughter allows others to experience the same kind of joy, are you not then making a subtle contribution to humanity?
According to study, laughter has the ability to heal the body of ailment, sickness and disease. Yup, you can actually laugh yourself into a cure. Laughter really has a genuine healing response.
Okay, so I’m going to get a little technical now, but for the sake of science and all other studies, humor me (hehe, see what I did there?)… I promise I’ll be brief.
So when we laugh we release a chemical called endorphins (neuropeptides) which are more popularly known as ‘happy hormones’ – The same kind of hormones that are released during exercise and sex. When this chemical is released it, in turn, spurs a response for such neuropeptides or short-chain polypeptides to latch on to the immune system and this actually promotes a healthy response to the body. So the more we laugh the healthier we are and the more we make others laugh the healthier they are.
So in short, laughter is great for you! Make a conscious decision to laugh more everyday. You’ll be happier for it and healthier too. ♥
There are studies that have proven that energy is a constant and renewable life-source. It is the ebb and flow of existence and is the basis of every single thing we see, touch, feel and hear around us everyday. Energy is the gratifying magic of consciousness and awareness that allows us to truly experience what it is like to be human. What better way is there to live than in gratitude for this life sustaining force? What better way is there to be than to be happy and laughing in the delight of life?
I know that so many people might say that life is too serious to be spending your days just laughing and being happy all the time, right? And let’s face it… Who wants go around acting like a cackling idiot in a world full of seriousness? I do, actually! But this isn’t so much about me.
The truth is that so many of us create a bubble for us to live in. A bubble that no one else sees, but us. In this bubble we have the perception that life should be a certain way and almost always we live out that perception day by day. History has shown us this time and time again. Whether it be in our lives or the lives of our parents and their parents and their parents’ parents… right, you catch my drift. So why, when we know that we have the ability within ourselves to live the kind of life that we want, do we still live out the same mundane expressions of those before us? Well, we are creatures of habit and there is a saying that goes “history repeats itself”, right? You’re 100% correct! And you will maintain this surety for as long as that is your train of thought.
Over time we have learned to believe. We have craved belief in all forms of our existence. Call it religion, spirituality, method, superstition, mantra, or the old “tried and tested” mentality of generations upon generations of men and women. Our brains are wired in a way that programs and computes everything we experience and categorizes it so that if we ever have the same or similar experiences again in our lifetime it will be able to adapt or respond in a familiar way. Now this can either be to our benefit or detriment, depending on the situation and how we choose to tackle each category. Some events may ignite a feeling of worry or fear. Some may create excitement or joy. What if there was a way to rewire and restart the mind so as to eliminate fear and worry from your mental awareness and allow you to have more of the happy and exciting opportunities in life? What if you could use your conscious awareness to change your beliefs?
Energy has been studied in the metaphysical scientific field for some time now and has shown great progress in understanding what it is. Energy has been proven to influence the world around us and bring about significant change to circumstance if directed positively. One of the highest energy frequencies of influence is laughter. Ever heard the term ‘laughter is the best medicine’? Well it truly is! The beauty of it though is really in the artistry.