This Wisdom Wednesday message will be short and sweet. Soon, a longer post or video will follow.
You are a top priority. You just take care of yourself. There is only one you.
Put yourself above all deadlines, all asks of you, all “obligations”, all responsibilities, all chores…everything.
You must come before any and everything. That very well may sound selfish but if you don’t care for yourself, you will soon find yourself sacrificing bits and pieces of you until there is nothing left.
There is so much going on in the world. So much going on nationally and locally (no matter where you live, really). That, in turn, often means that there is a lot going on within.
With constant exposure to the media outlets, social media, and those around you who discuss events, issues, etc., it become quite easy to absorb the energy of those things. It is also quite easy to absorb the energy of the people around you. They could just be sitting near you, actively having a discussion or sharing a story with you, or you witnessing their interactions with others. And how many times has our energy changed when something happened? Someone cut us off while driving. We missed a meeting. We’re running late. We forgot our lunch. Someone is ignoring your emails. The list goes on…
“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” -Ida B. Wells-Barnett
The is so much wisdom that can be found in the words and actions of foremothers. On this year’s International Women’s Day, it is imperative to take some time to channel the energy and spirit those who have come before us and who have made a direct impact on the world to make it better.
It is simple but is something that everyone can relate to.
The weak often lash out to protect themselves in some form or fashion. Oftentimes, in protecting themselves, they are often wounding others. Although this is experience isn’t something that is welcome or a ray of sunshine, let it roll off of you.
You are full of talent and greatness that is waiting to be shared with the world. The fire of the greatness burns within and is constantly fueling us. The fire fuels us to utilize our talents to the fullest extent. However, there is a time and place for each aspect of our greatness. Each part of greatness has a part in our journey. There are parts that must occur before the next aspect can. Keep this in mind as you journey through your life; as you put to use your talents and greatness.
Today’s wisdom Wednesday came on as the result of so many things that we witness on a daily basis. There are so many things that we are exposed to – directly and indirectly – that greatly impacts our minds and spirits.
With all that is going on in the world, it is important to stay grounded. It is important to stay full of light. It is imperative to protect one’s psyche. It is too easy to have the emotional residue of situations or experiences; be it ours or someone else’s. Our emotional, physical and spiritual being depends on us shielding what can not grow us.