When you think about the beauty that is life and the exciting moments that you get to experience, you get that warm feeling inside that lifts you up with the most amazing ecstatic energy. Everyone has a different way of describing it and there are a number of words that we use to try to encompass that overwhelming sense of ecstasy, the essence of life, that we get; one of these includes thrill. The ability to bring it about within us starts with us and recognizing the thrill in the little things.
Category: Wednesday Wisdom
When it comes to facing struggles in life, it is never easy, especially at first; but as you pursue inner growth and gain more self-awareness and love, you are able to get through these tough times with less hardship. However, the key to achieving this for yourself also involves knowing yourself to the point of realizing your role in the struggles you face.
Knowing yourself empowers you through awareness and acceptance of yourself, which allows you to avoid situations that drain you and lead to potential regret for decisions made when awareness of one’s self is not present…
Moving from inner conflict to inner growth is a process that requires awareness of self and external; proactiveness in the moment to redirect focus and actions, reactions, etc.; and the desire to inspire your highest potential by allowing self love, acceptance, completion, worth, and so on to rule in your world and in your life…
I’ve recently started a podcast to accompany the Inspiring Human Potential blog and interestingly enough, some of the topics that resonated the most on the blog, also resonated as topics on the podcast. Uncertainty was one of those topics. Since uncertainty plays such an important part of our life I thought we’d talk a bit about it and overcoming the challenges that come with it.
When it comes to focus there tends to be a challenge for some to maintain it. While it’s good to be flexible and open to change, focus is what can assist in persevering towards a decided objective. When you switch from one thought to another in a way that changes the end objective, you may want to stop and reflect on why that is. The reason for questioning your decision to change direction is because you want to find out why you’re going down a different path. If the reason is long term it’s one thing, but if the decision to change is potentially a lack of confidence that you can obtain your previously decided objective then that’s another story.
We all go through struggles in life and this means we also search for solutions to those struggles. The hard part about finding these solutions is tuning in to your heart and finding your answers from within. This is difficult because of all the external inputs we get that guide us along the way at the beginning of our contemplative journey as individuals. So how can you turn a struggle around for you? How can you find that right solution for you through your heart and using the external inputs to actually help you identify your heart?
Typically, we all get defined by our loved ones as we grow up. You know, those comments that end up defining you as the talker of the family or the neat freak or the nagger, and so on. While these traits can be a part of who you are, they don’t have to define you in such a way as to make you insecure or self-conscious. Yet, they do affect each one of us in a way that makes us justify or excuse our behavior in numerous circumstances. If it only stopped there that would be fine, but…
In our lives there will be many situations where we will feel wronged or want justice and although this is understandable, focusing on this won’t allow you to see other things that are much more important. So how can you let go of being right and refocus your attention on what really matters?
No matter how big or small a mistake can be, when you are able to own up to it, it makes a world of difference to you and/or to the other who suffered from the mistake. It’s not about focusing on the blame or the now, ‘past’ event (and what was done); but rather accepting that it happened and exploring what exactly happened and why.