The hardest lessons prepare you for the biggest blessing.
Not all opinions matter. Always consider the source-although they may have good intentions, their perspective may not apply in that moment. Trust your OWN intuition.
When people attempt to disguise malevolence as favors…………WISDOM becomes your most prized attribute.
The “devil” has an agenda and that is to prevent us from getting all of those things we so desperately need to “spiritually survive” in the world. “It” works diligently at deception-and if we’re not careful it can lead us to put all of our energy into the wrong things-things with no substance-material things. Don’t get me wrong-I love “stuff”-I’m a self professed “style head” but I am not defined by anything that I have-it’s doesn’t take precedence over my values-my character-my relationships. I’m conscious of the fact that my spirit won’t take any of it when it leaves this body.
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.
One thing about people is that……they know when they’re wrong. They get the same feeling you get when you know you’re not doing right. It isn’t even always necessary to let them know that you know. I say this to say……don’t get caught up in trying to get people to admit their wrongdoing-that takes character and unfortunately not everyone has good character. They’ll talk in circles-try to make you feel bad for holding your ground, but life is about finding peace and being happy. As long as you know why you don’t fuck with certain people and you’re at peace with that…….fuck’em. That’s my philosophy……I got a life to live and I know my heart is good.