Don’t allow yourself to be persuaded too easily-stand firm in your beliefs. Lost people are always in search of people to lead in the wrong direction.
I pray that God instills in me a spirit of patience and understanding. Help me to trust the process and to allow things to flow naturally.
It takes courage to stand in your truth. Be AUTHENTIC. No matter how “ugly” it is, your truth can set you free. Remember, you are on this journey for a reason. Be a LIGHT.
Do what you have to do to conquer your fears. You’ll never get to where you were destined to go unless you lift the weight of fear off of your shoulders. Fear has no place in purpose, all of you is required in your quest for success. But, believe me………I understand that it is definitely much easier said than done….HELL…..I’m writing this for myself just as much as I’m writing it for you. I just figured I’d share it because we all have a connection if not off anything except the fact that “we all been through something”.
There will be times when everything around you is sending signals that make it harder and harder to hold on to your dreams. You give power to circumstance, and find yourself farther and farther away from your vision. Before you know it, your goals have slipped down to the tips of your fingers. The beauty in this struggle is that, they are still very much in reach. Be steadfast-immovable-always abide by the vision you have for your life.
Being ashamed of where you’re from means being ashamed of who you are. Be authentic.
It is important to think about the “why” in action. Many factors play into our beliefs, behavior, life choices and the paths we take. We are all different-we have different experiences-been exposed to different things. So, it is inevitable that our perspective-the way in which we “frame” things be different. Differences can be great tools for interpersonal relations, but not without respect.
There is something special about the collaborative process. Not only does it provide a forum for mutual encouragement, it affords the opportunity to become enlightened-to broaden our horizons-to alter our “frames”. If we begin to think about why we “do what we do”, we might gain a deeper understanding of others.
Our beliefs, lifestyles and values are for the most part prescribed, literally from the time we are born. If everything else about me were the same (i.e. personality, temperament, race, size, blood type, etc) but I was raised in Germany by german parents, then I would be typing this in German, possibility from an entirely different perspective. I say this to say that judgement should be replaced with understanding and the acceptance of differences. Of course, we can’t always see things from the other’s perspective, or understand the logic behind their actions, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re wrong and we’re right. Respect peoples’ rights to do what they want to do and to be who they are. Respect is the only requirement for peace.