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.