You’ve heard it before, it is everything. Have you ever pondered the thought of why it is so frequently stated that what you believe, you’ll ultimately attract? The laws of attraction, positive karma, blessings? Or even negative outcomes, unfortunate events, etc… Only to realize, it all comes back to one thing: one’s perception and how they manage it.
As a child, you’re filled with innocence and purity, having little to no hardships. When you slowly begin to evolve into adulthood, you’re faced with a number of challenges. As we hurdle through each obstacle, whether it be big or small, it becomes solely our responsibility in how we choose to handle each given circumstance. Our perception: how we react and our determination of the given scenario along with our expectation of it. As individuals, we’ll usually react with an emotional response. Some of us may suppress it, while others may overly succumb to the emotion at hand. So how do we regulate our emotions in a healthy manner?
You must learn that there is no such thing as a perfect life. Begin to accept that not everyday will be ideally perfect and that life is in fact made up of the ups and the downs, not merely the ups. There will be moments that will lag more than others and days when you feel like you just can’t. When this happens, be mindful. Allow yourself to sit with those feelings that may make you feel uncomfortable and know that just like any other, this moment will also not last forever.
You know those moments where you’re in a class for several hours and your attention span just seems to give up for a quick second? One evening, about half way into a three-hour course of Sociology, the words just struck at me and quickly brought me back in. I hadn’t heard something so accurate in quite a while.
“Don’t ever make anyone your whole world. There’s three things people do that are inevitable:
They move, they change and they die.”
As human beings, we feed off connections. As we connect with other people, we sometimes begin to lose our sense of self. We begin to adapt to others’ habits and behaviors and we may even inherit some along the way. You may find that there commences to be a decline in the things you once enjoyed while there’s an increase in other things which truly never really caught your attention; But you’ll do it anyway, because ideally, your desire for connection becomes stronger than your desire to remain in solitude. Ultimately, you become selfless. When this begins to happen, remind yourself to pick those things up again. Always keep a balance between what you love vs. who you love. And always remember to love yourself first and foremost.
It is the beginning of a new year, “a fresh start”, as many would call it. Although, in reality, every day is a fresh start, there is something about the end of a year or first day of the upcoming year that brings a tingle to your being. It makes many of us feel invincible and as most like to express: “This will be my year”.
Ringing in the new year this year was a little different than usual for me. I rang it in with most of my loved ones in a different country. This gave me an even larger sense of invincibility when greeting 2017. Looking over the mountains, in which we have none of back where I reside, seeing the incredible amounts of opportunity and endless beauty that the world and life itself has to offer was such an incredible feeling; a real eye opener.
Now, for myself, 2016 was not a terrible year as many claimed it to be. It was a year of much loss, but it just made me yearn for more. I learned plenty which allowed me to grow and for me, growth is one of the best things one can experience in order to proceed moving forward and further succeed. Ultimately, I am so incredibly excited for this year. I believe its going to be a great one for many of us. As long as you put the work in, the result should be nothing short of amazing. So, Happy 2017 to everyone and make sure you make every single day count!
Energy doesn’t lie.
Ever been in a situation where your intuition is signaling one thing, but you go against its warning? How did that end up for you? I’ll guess, probably not as you had hoped. Perhaps you found yourself self-pitying once things got sour. Now, have you ever been in a situation where you were presented with that bad energy and decided to steer clear? That choice probably served you damn right.
If you’ve ever had to question whether or not someone should be a part of your life, the answer is within the question itself. If the concern ever persists, there is usually always a reason. Trust the vibe and cut the imaginary chain. Life is too full of unbelievably good energies to allow anyone or anything to eliminate you from having it; And good vibrations will always follow good vibrations.
“Life is too short”. We read and hear it everywhere or we say it all of the time, not because it is a cliche, but because it is the cold hearted truth. Exactly how much do we actually let it sink in and influence the way we live? Probably not nearly as much as we should. We tend to take people and our blessings for granted far too often, forgetting that at any given time, all we will be left with are mere memories. So I say: appreciate everything beautiful, love unconditionally and live blissfully. For there is no such thing as forever, only a here and now.
Do you ever wonder, “what if”? Not so much in the form of regret, but more so as, “where would I be? How different would my life be right now if..”. Our entire lives are made up of decisions, whether they be major or minor. We sometimes have to choose from one or more options to be the best one for us. But how, regardless of how happy we may believe to be, do we ever know we made the right one?