“He sent me out to the ranch so I could see this hardened way of life and learn that some people aren’t given a magical antidote for every problem. These were matters of the heart in many ways but not in the way that I knew the heart. It was strange how being faced with death on a regular basis in the hospital and knowing that I could save a life with my own hands had given me a false sense of what it means to be alive. I was learning that being alive means knowing the threat of dying is there but facing your mortality and moving through it anyway.” – After the Rain by Renee Carlino
“Every generation likes to think they’re improving upon the last, that progress is inevitable, that the future holds less misery and suffering than the past. But the truth is, some things never change. History has a way of repeating itself. It’s just most people don’t live long enough to see it happen.”
They say one small act can change everything. You can be the change for all generations to come. If perhaps we each showed ourselves more self-love, and self-responsibility, we would truly see what a powerful tool we can obtain. Loving yourself is a powerful force to enact change. Unexpected and painful things happen, and often we just become frustrated by them. Our life takes an unexpected turn, something we didn’t hope for initially, and we lose all self-love. We tell ourselves that we didn’t want this, it’s not fair, and we convince ourselves that this isn’t leading us anywhere. Because our lives turn upside, we turn on ourselves. We ignore all guidance at this time, and most of the time, it is that guidance that we need to get us through this experience. But if we love ourselves through this storm, block, turn, twist, we can hear our heart, and it will surely lead us. We have to keep loving ourselves until we can act on what our heart tells us. We must find the courage to use this powerful force for change. You must love yourself, so that you can stay on the trustworthy path, no matter what life brings. One small step, can change not only your world, but those around you.
“She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.” -Beau Taplin
It has been over a month since my last post, and I have come to the conclusion that regardless of what I am dealing with, people come to read my blog, and a few rely on it. So putting aside myself, I am back, not because life has been easy, but I want to feel unstoppable. I have put so much pressure on myself these past couple of months, that I realized I needed to ease up on myself. How often do we not know what to do next? If we would all just learn to ease up, we could see how much more we could accomplish. When we are constantly forcing ourselves, the forcing ends up turning into fear. With fear in our way, it is impossible for the right things to evolve. Fear makes us question our motives. We have to train ourselves to learn a different way by relaxing and letting go. The best way is to approach something differently. When fear creeps up on us, acknowledge it, feel it and then let it leave you. You must always participate naturally. Sometimes our minds are cluttered, and we try harder to concentrate, but it is these times we need to ease up on ourselves, so we can truly see how unstoppable we really are. See how much more you accomplish when you just let go.
“The only true thing is what’s in front of you right now.”- Ramona Ausubel
People make decisions daily, and then all of a sudden fear rushes into their veins. They begin questioning what they did, and if what they did was the right move. They begin creating scenarios of what could go wrong.The fear becomes so intensely harbored within that it has manifested itself. The fear we created is beginning to happen, because we are so vividly imagining it in our minds. We are forcing ourselves to live in that moment of fear, to experience its every stroke. We are crouched in this moment, stuck in both the past and future, but in reality it’s not even occurring. It is already stealing our joy, and peace. Many awful things can come at any moment in life, but that doesn’t mean we have to give into the fear now, and live through it multiple times. WE need to recognize our fears, release them, and enjoy the beauty of the present moment. Within each day, we will find more happiness and our minds will be less crowded, and free. So do not accept fear to ruin your joy of today. Breathe deeply with each decision, and move confidently