It can be easy to let others words or actions affect you - we’re only human! .
But at the end of the day we need to be confident in ourselves! .
Your “success” in life is not dictated by anyone other than you! 💗 .
Now, go be awesome! 🙌🏻
This is a quote that has resonated with me for some time now. ~
It is simple, uncomplicated & so very true.
Often when humans go through some challenge, some form of struggle, a test on their life or otherwise - this is where we focus to improve our strength, to grow, to achieve & become better versions of ourselves than we ever thought possible.
I always think of examples that you see on television where maybe an athlete has gone through a traumatic experience where they lose a limb. Instead of giving up (although I'm sure there's some of that initially) they fight harder than ever and come out stronger, able to follow this new calling, inspiring others along the way.
For me this quote came into my life when I had just lost my grandmother. For those of you that have lost a loved one, initially the wound felt by this loss is like a gaping chasm. However this is also the place where you can re-evaluate priorities realising life is precious, you can become closer to your family, you can reset what you dare to dream. ~
Sometimes a wound will not heal, but if it is flooded with Light - well, the possibilities are limitless.
I had a lengthy conversation this morning with a sweet friend whom I have both respected & admired over the past several years. From the first day we met, I knew we'd be in and out of each others lives. Anyway, it began as a really uncomfortable (yet needed) conversation because it poked & prodded into parts of my soul & life I haven't been ready to dig up for quite some time.. And I felt the resistance in my squirming, stomach flips, & immediately wanting to leave. But I stayed. & I sat there answering questions I've been internally wrestling with for years & even the past few months.
You see, I have always felt a strong calling to write. In any capacity. But to remain as light & love in our world full of darkness. I think over the course of my life (or the time I've really clung to mindfulness) I've done a pretty good job at that. Shortcomings are inevitable, because I'm human. I fall short. We all do. And it's not easy. It's actually feels like I'm emotionally throwing up my vulnerability anytime I share intimate moments if my life online. But I do it anyway.
The journey "to" has been pretty interesting... & for whatever reason, whether it be the work I've put in over the years, or more so since the passing of my father... I've felt an overwhelming peace in the shift of my mindset & heart these past couple weeks. Knowing that with work, healing will come. Eventually.
Does this mean my grief has lessened? I wish. At least, not yet. And although my dad has never felt further away, I have fleeting moments where I know he is here with me. Situation's which used to test my patience, no longer do. That's him. Obstacles that used to feel like mountains have begun leveling to hills. That's him. I talk to more strangers, but really get to know them..& enjoy saying "hi" to people on the forest preserve path, when I used to dodge eye contact. 🙃 Thats him.
I'm not sure what any of this means & why I'm even sharing it. But I do know I'm saying goodbye to remaining stagnant. I'm done living a life of mediocrity. I'm done saying "yes" to things when I'd rather say no. I'm going after my dreams, even if I'm "unqualified" for. & protecting my time. Who's with me??