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?
Tag: Wednesday Wisdom
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.
A couple days ago I had an interesting conversation that sparked my thoughts for today’s Wednesday Wisdom post. The story first ~ I was at a café in Pozzuoli (near Naples, Italy) getting an espresso and asking about how payment for the parking lot worked. The signs that explained the regulations were confusing as to what the costs were depending on the day and time.
Everyone experiences stress. Be it your job or a loved one leaving, or something happening that makes you worried. The list is endless of stressful situations. How you cope with stress can help you or increase your stress levels. So how can you cope with stress in a way that helps you in that moment and in future moments of stress? Well, mindset and what you focus on most in those stressful times are key.
If you think back to when you were a kid was there something you felt drawn to or was there a recurring feeling within you to do something specific even though you couldn’t put it into words? I believe every one of us, has had a feeling like that at some point growing up. Then life kind of took over and societal expectations or events happened that brought you to do things. For some, those things led them to that feeling they had within them as children; while others not so much.
I wrote a couple blogs on making decisions a while back (like plus five years ago) and how one of the biggest dilemmas we face is knowing if we are making the ‘best’ decision ever or not. Today I want to expand on making decisions, but with a focus on your belief; particularly, when others have something different to say about what you believe in and the decisions you’re looking to make based on those beliefs. It is a struggle I think everyone faces at some point or another in their life.
The beauty and dilemma of life is the unknown. From the very beginning of when we start thinking, we start dreaming of what our life will be like and as we get older, we learn ways that we can go about to make those dreams a reality. The challenge is waiting and overcoming what seem like obstacles to achieve those dreams. Waiting for things to turn out the way we envision is what makes patience so hard to deal with, but if we look at the entirety of our journey, piece by piece, we find that all that waiting holds a lot of amazing moments and life learning experiences.
Frustration gets the best of you if you let it. When you’re frustrated it feels good to vent and let it out, but what happens if that frustration isn’t dealt with? It just sits there and the feeling isn’t pretty. It’s a vicious cycle to just let your frustration repeat itself over and over again. Even though the situation may pass and you won’t get frustrated for some time, the same situation could present itself again; and then what? You get upset again, and start all over. If on the other hand, you take that frustration and try to deal with it; you will not only learn something about yourself, but…