Wisdom Wednesday: It’s All On You

The truth is, we are responsible for ourselves.

Our goals. Our dreams. Our progress. It is all on us.

We, as individuals, must realize that we are in charge of our journey. It is not the responsibility of another to get us to where we want to be. We must make up our minds to get our mind and spirit in line with our goals. We are responsible for putting one step in front of the other. We are responsible for not giving up. We are responsible for continuing when we feel as though we can’t anymore. We are responsible for re-evaluating the “plan” when a part of it did not work.

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Wisdom Wednesday: Don’t Hold It In!

WHOO! I mean this wholeheartedly. Do. Not. Hold. It. In.

What am I referring to, do you ask? Your emotions. Your frustrations. Your feelings. Your thoughts.

Repressed emotions, frustrations, feelings, and thoughts will come back full force. It will be in your dreams. In the middle of the day. During the most random and unwelcome time. Do not hold it in. Release it.

Release that energy. Release it and don’t look back. Now, when I say release it, I don’t mean in a wild way. Oftentimes, people give in to how they are feeling at the moment and make rash decisions that could have been better if channeled a different way. There are many ways to deal with what is going on.

You can take a walk and allow yourself to bask in the feeling of being outside and away from the source of how you feel or where you began to feel this way (e.g. feeling overwhelmed in the office and need to take a walk).

You can turn on some relaxing music, close your eyes, and let it envelope you in a serene manner.

You can decide to exercise to channel the energy into a productive and beneficial manner.

You can talk to someone that you trust who will listen to you. Someone who would give advice, a new perspective, and/or just be there for you.

You can create a new masterpiece; be it artwork, a poem, a story, cuisine, dessert, DIY projects, hairstyle, organizer, etc.

You can help someone who is in need of a friendly smile, hand, meal, or word of encouragement.

You can write it down.

You can read a book.

You can take a relaxing shower or bath.

You can redirect your thoughts to the positive.

You can think of your favorite place (e.g. tropical beach or in the mountains) and mentally transport there.

You. Can.

You can do it.

But whatever you do, do not hold it in. Do not allow these emotions, frustrations, feelings, and thoughts to take over you. They shall not win. All of these things can stem from a moment, a day, or a many things continuously happening. Just remember that it will be all right and that your energy is everything.

We are all human. We are all Warriors. We are not perfect in every moment. This is what builds us and makes us stronger.

Just breathe. Let it go. Peace in the mind. Peace in the heart. Peace in the body. Peace in the soul.

Peace to you, Warrior.

Wisdom Wednesday: “CAN’T” Does Not Exist

Can’t. Can not.

Does not exist. I repeat: Can’t does not exist. Can’t is a limiting word. A limiting mindset.

By allowing this word this word to fester within your mind, spirit, and entire being, you are placing limitations on yourself. You are capable of many great things. You are one of many talents. Allowing someone or yourself to tell you that you “can’t”, is unfair to you.

Sure, we may get discouraged at times but that is a temporary situation. One should not dwell on the things that seems like to did not happen. One must realize that often times, when something does happen, it was to protect you. However, you do not want to get in your own way of being able to grow and achieve your goals.

Far too often, we hear, “I can’t do ____ because of ____” or “You can’t do _____. You are not old/tall/smart/wise/great enough.” Tell those people and those thoughts to pipe down. No one and I mean NO ONE has the power to limit your possibilities. Crush those “can’t” thoughts with “I will.” In all actuality, “can’t” isn’t an option. Either you will or you won’t. That’s all there is to it.

Realize, the original path that you set out of may have some different paths and obstacles. You may need to adjust your map and route but you will still achieve.

In the case that you feel bombarded with “can’t” thoughts, write down the reasons why you feel that way. Then, write down an action that would change that thought for the better. For example, if you wrote down that you can’t become the best teacher there is, write down how you can become the the best teacher there is. Perhaps, you need to observe a class of a great teacher, research successful lesson plans, meet with the parents, and stay involved with school activities. Or if you feel like you can’t get in shape. Write what you can do to get in shape. Perhaps, you take a walk everyday after lunch. You get a buddy that works out with you. You do quick, short exercises at your desk rather than sitting. You get the gist.

There are always, always different things that you can do to be the greatest Warrior that you can be. It begins in the mind which fuels your actions which creates your reality.

Eliminate can’t, Warrior!

Happy thought-conquering!

Wisdom Wednesday: Life Adjustments

As people, we all have our own unique, individual, and interesting journies through life.

And on our personal journey, people, experiences and moments are/were placed in our lives to grow us. Sometimes the growth is seemingly marginal, other times significant but it grows us, nonetheless. In this time, the growth is a wonderful experience and many, many times, there are growing pains. We have to make adjustments in our lives, whether it is desirable at that moment or not. Those adjustments may be working more, studying more, spending less (or more…think investment), getting quiet, removing ourselves from situations, befriending new people, unfriending old people, stepping out on faith, etc. 

These moments really show us something. It shows strength. It shows resilience. It shows determination.

Have patience. Have faith. It’s frustrating. It’s painful. It’s beautiful. It’s glorious. But it makes you. Choose humility over bitterness. Choose peace over chaos. Our small choices make up the big picture.

Be prepared for greatness to come out of this. But realize, that all great people have had their fair amount of tribulations and lost plenty of people who were with them. But keep going. You deserve it. But true to you and one with the universe.

You got this, warrior.

Wisdom Wednesday: Worry Not, Warrior

There is that word again: worry.

Worry is not our friend but seems to accompany us more than we’d like.

Too often, work, family, bills, experiences, trials, and challenges allows worry to show up. It tries to ingrain itself into our psyche, our spirit, and our body. It can make us tired and feel like we are carrying an extra 300 pounds on us. It steals our sleep. It creates bags beneath our eyes. It ruins our appetite. It saddens us. It tries to weaken us. Continue reading

Let’s Take a Walk

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Sometimes (oftentimes), we need to get out. We need to get out and surround ourself with the beauty of nature.

We must walk in the grass, inhale the fragrance of the flowers, witness nature as it happens around us, and enjoy life. Often, we get caught up in the day-to-day and fail to get back to nature. Walking in the gardens is a wonderful way to relieve stress, immerse ourselves in the peaceful vibe around us, and allows us to reset.

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Wisdom Wednesday: Empowerment of Patience

Patience.

Such a magical word. Such a glorious virtue to have. Such a difficult thing to embody and put (keep) in to practice.

Patience with others. Patience with ourselves. Patience with what were are doing. Patience with our progress. Patience with our current state in our journey. Patience with our growth. Patience with our healing. Patience at the moment. Patience with the future.

Just. Patience.

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Time to Reflect

I always take time to reflect (planned or unplanned). This gives me the opportunity to put things into perspective. Oftentimes, we get caught up what we are trying to accomplish that we do not take the time to reflect on what we already accomplished. Ironically, I was reflecting on things that I wrote in the past and came across this post from December 31st, 2014.

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