WISDOM

It’s not so much about regret-wisdom is most important, although I have to say that remorse is an essential part of the equation.

 

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REFLECTION vs. REGRET

The majority of us have the innate ability to reflect, and sometimes our pasts haunt us. This is especially true when we don’t readily accept its lessons. God takes us through different storms-disquising them as “good times” and purposefully doesn’t reveal that they are “tests” in hopes that we become better people. When we fight our way through the storm, the next step is reflection-regret has no rightful place in your journey. Learn courtesy of your mistakes and hold yourself accountable. Remember, even your past has a purpose. 

LOVE YOURSELF

We wake up with our “truth” and lie down with it each and every night. One thing you can’t do is fool yourself. Self acceptance is critical to a happy and peaceful life. Those who are unwilling to accept you, on your terms have no place in your life. Don’t make the mistake of letting how “people” think you should be living your life determine your journey. Life can be beautiful even with those inevitable “ugly” moments. The beauty comes by way of the journey-just be certain that it is in fact “your” journey.

DO YOU….

It’s perfectly fine to experience life the way that fits you best. In fact, I highly encourage it. It must suck to get to the end of your life and have all of your reflections add up to a bunch of “bullshit” that somebody else thought you should’ve given a fuck about. Life is to be lived-mistakes are inevitable. Trust your instincts-be you-do you. Even if you get it wrong, it feels a hell of a lot better when the consequences are rightfully yours. 

DON’T LET NOBODY STEAL YOUR JOY

Life is not always “a good time” but what I’ve learned to do is let all of the good in my life consume me. I immerse myself in it to the point where nothing can still my joy-at least for long. This kind of joy does not evolve from material things-those things only bring superficial happiness and artificial joy. I’m talking about the kind of joy that comes out of knowing-accepting-and respecting who you are. When you love yourself, people feed off of that energy. Sometimes they react negatively and sometimes positively, but the beautiful thing is that, no matter how they react, it has no real effect on you. Unfortunately, there are people who can’t handle being around “happiness”-who can’t handle the transition of you coming into who you are-it somehow makes them feel “a way” -they are “affected” by it. These people have no place in your circle-no place in your life. They exude negative energy-an energy that is fostered by their own personal shortcomings and insecurities. Some of these “issues” might not even be their fault-maybe their upbringing or a tragedy brought it on them. But, one thing is for certain…..it is definitely not your “issue”. In this world we live in, we have to be our own source of joy. Work hard to create a life that you are happy with-become the person you want to be- and remember not to consider any “standards” except your own. People can only “judge” a person to whom their opinion matters.

 

THE CRAZY WE CREATE

The world we live in is made up of people. Sure there are many other things that surround us, but I’m certain all would agree that none are more powerful than man/woman. We have the power to create a better world-better experiences. I often hear people say that this requires communication and cooperation which can prove quite difficult with an infinite amount of people, but I don’t think it’s that complicated. I find it crazy that you have to communicate or cooperate with people on the right to live your life the way you want, especially if you aren’t causing harm to others.

The world would be a better place if people would do what they know is right. Some will argue that people only do what they’re taught and that it depends on who’s raising you and your culture and so on. But, we all have a conscious-this is a universal fact. Whether we respond to it is another story. The evil in the world evolves from judgement and senses of entitlement. We all come into this world with a soul, which is our connection to the universe and everything in it. You don’t get to pass judgement on other people just because how they think, or live their lives isn’t in alignment with your morals/beliefs. That’s why they’re called “your” beliefs. The most sensible thing to do is to find a group of people who share those morals/beliefs and have them be a part of your world and leave everyone who doesn’t out. Especially,  if it can take you to a place of anger-a place from which only negativity can evolve.

We are all unique and we have the right to create a life that works for us. This is what makes the world beautiful-what gives it all of its colors. Culture-religion-lifestyle should not be used as forums for judgement and/or exclusion. This is not to say that you have to “like” every choice that every person makes. It is simply to say that regardless of who we are in our “authentic” selves, we deserve respect. We don’t deserve to be killed, cursed, demeaned, tormented or judged. We deserve to just “BE”.

We are all here-living-present- in this moment for a divine reason. Life is about diversity-about us all being able to fit comfortably in our own skin-to travel through our journeys-to make mistakes-share the stories. It’s about honesty, compassion and acceptance.  

THE BEAUTY OF LIFE……

I am committed to the journey of discovering a holistic sense of “who I am” and what nourishes my soul…….what illuminates the light that shines deep in my soul……….I must say it’s been a beautiful journey thus far. When you think about it, everything about life is beautiful, even the “ugly” moments. The journey is about learning-creating memories-growing-evolving.