Wednesday, October 29, 2014
So many are so concerned with what everyone else thinks about them they forget that the only opinion that truly matters is yours! You have to wake up with yourself everyday and live with you, so why not make it a point to really like who you are! Each and every one of us must learn to fall madly in love with ourselves. When you love you, you are proud of you. This is the only way to truly allow others to love you and be proud of you, too! It is time to put you first and to show the world your worth by valuing you!
We must prioritize ourselves and our life for true happiness. When you value who you are and what you are, you open the door for the world to see you for your authentic self. Only then can others appreciate you for all you are! We do not need to shy away from being who we were meant to be. Each and every one of us is an original masterpiece! Once you recognize that and embrace being all you; you free yourself from the burden of letting others dictate who you are. You need to live for you; once you do so you show others that you are your biggest fan and that no one gets to interfere with you being you.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Sometimes it seems we go about our lives thinking we are completely independent and have no impact on those and the world around us. It typically isn’t until another points out to us the profound impact we have had that we realize or even become aware that we did or said anything to change that persons view, life, world, etc. What about the times we impact others and we never realize it because that person never tells us. I believe that we are constantly impacting those and the world around us by every one of our words, actions, and behaviors. Stop and think before you speak, act, or be and make sure it is leaving the impression and impact you would want.
Take time to reflect and remind yourself….be the person you want to be, all of the time! You are impacting others whether you chose to be or not. Check yourself and make sure you are having the impact you want! If not, be the change you need and want to be to make your life and the world around you the best place to be.
Remember…. “People may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” –--Carl W. Buechner
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable. ~Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Honesty is and always will be the best policy. There’s no point in being anything other than truthful. It always comes back on you, one way or another, and when it does there is so much more damage done than if you had been upstanding and straightforward from the beginning. As difficult or painful as the truth can be, it is the right thing to do and the best thing for yourself and your overall well being.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. ~Attributed to James A. Garfield
Being truthful seems to be the high road, but also the harder road. Knowing the absolute truth, no matter how much it hurts will always be better for you in the end. You can be free and move forward when you know. The only way to progress and evolve as a person and in life is by being real and honest with yourself and those around you.
A half truth is a whole lie. ~Yiddish Proverb
Most people struggle with being completely upfront and brutally honest with themselves. We often mislead ourselves because it is easier than what may be desired. In the end, we will feel worse and be more hurt by not being truthful with ourselves.
The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do. ~E.V. Lucas
When we face our demons and stop misleading ourselves we can live the life we were meant to. We can progress openly and honestly. We no longer have to hide any facet of ourselves. We can feel good about what we do, who we are, and where we are going. We can live without regret or the guilt associated with lying or not fully telling the truth. Knowing you were always forthcoming, open, and honest is a recipe for living the Wondrous Way!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
So often we allow other people and events to upset us. We need to take responsibility for our feelings and strive to not allow others or circumstances to negatively interfere with our well-being. We need not worry about the decisions of others but rather only worry about our own.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We can start by reminding ourselves that we cannot control other people or circumstances we encounter. We only have control over ourselves and we need to learn to control our emotions so that we are not impacted so heavily.
See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. ~Pope John XXIII
Look for the best tin others and remember we all get our own journey. Support others living theirs, even if it is contradictory to how you see fit. Likewise, step back and enjoy your own ride. Freeing yourself from the responsibility of anyone but yourself. Doing so will allow you to be free from the judgment and hurt you are allowing others to have over you. And likewise it will stop you from criticizing another. Live and let live!