Don’t turn those people meant to be in your life to teach you a lesson turn into a lifetime.
Often, however, we see our emotions as triggers and – instead of pausing to look under the hood and taking the opportunity to delve deeper – we become reactionary, defensive, and/or avoidant.
It is time to commit to asking for what I want, speaking my needs, and drawing clear boundaries while ignoring the distortions caused by fears, insecurities, and the stories that have held me back.
Life has a way of engulfing and overwhelming us – but if you have learned to trust yourself and who you are, THAT – my friend – is your life preserver.
Life will balance back out again and you will go through worse pain and you’ll need this experience as absolutely necessary and it will become a part of who you are. So, take a long look and whether you like it or not, figure out who you are as a unique person.
So much time is devoted to attempting to view ourselves through the lens of other people’s perceptions, followed by hacking off pieces of ourselves to squeeze into a box we think others have ascribed to us. We try to be what and who we… Continue Reading “Perceived Perceptions”
Instead of seeing others outside your path as potential teachers and eye openers, they are often looked at with skepticism and judgement. We develop an us/them mentality, labeling them as ‘other’. The side effects of this us/them mentality is that it gets converted into the idea of good versus bad, right versus wrong, the hero versus the villain.
You choose the Imprint you leave.
because X marks that spot that says you were there.
Friend, so much of our ability to remain patient depends upon our ability to practice being hopeful, to believe that in everything there is a reason and that all detours, setbacks, and heartbreaks are – in reality – preparing you for something better.