Transcending Standing in Your Own Way

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Today I shared a quote from Brene Brown on my Facebook, someone had shared it and it really hit home for me, so I decided to share it too (pasted below). I’ve had this weird ‘woo woo’ feeling if you will, the last few months and the best way I can describe it is transitional. I have a lot going on in my life right now, and so do all of my friends and family. Everyone is walking through their own storm. But it’s like I feel and see what is going on, more obvious than usual.

I am a very stubborn, hard headed person and I know that God has been giving me little messages for a little over a year now, and I have been ignoring them. Go figure. The first message is Prioritize. This has showed up in both my work and personal life. I have so much gong on that I do what a lot of people do and totally shut down. There is so much to do that I don’t know how to get a handle on, that I just throw my hands in the air and hope it all works out. And I’m guessing I’m not the only one.

I have little streaks of awesome prioritization where I am just on top of my game, task-listing it up. Then all of a sudden Continue reading

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Thoughts are Things: Goals & The Law of Attraction

You hear this all the time that thoughts are things, and to be careful what you think and what you wish for. Most of the time, this advice will just go in one ear and out the other. But it’s something that should really be taken seriously.

If you think nothing but negative thoughts, you will have mostly negative experiences throughout you day and your life. The same is true if you have mostly positive thoughts. Now, this is not to say that if you think 95% positive thoughts all the time, that your life will be rainbows and butterflies.

Many times this topic can be related to the Law of Attraction (LOA). And the LOA is often seen as this “mysterious”, maybe even “witchery” because of the misunderstanding it creates. Basically the whole idea Continue reading

Seeing

Science has taught us that we see the same way, but do we really see the same thing? Sight is a commonality between just about everyone in the world, unless of course you were born blind or became blind. But the point is that we all have sight, but do not see the same things. For instance we may not see “eye to eye” with someone. Or you might think a city skyline is breathtaking while another person thinks mountains are more appealing.

We may not see the same thing, but we do see. Or do we? We see computer screens, we see text messages, we see youtube videos. But do we see life, the real life that surrounds us every moment? Continue reading

Be a human being not a human doing

“To be or not to be: that is the question.” Hamlet’s words are spoken so simple, yet have incredible depth. To question whether we should exist or not sounds harsh. What is even more peculiar, when I recited this verse I formed a question of my own, do we even exist at all? The world has become a populous of zombies in suits going from point A to point B, sitting in an hour of traffic each way, to collect a menial paycheck, to barely get by.

We all live similar lives, we have jobs, kids, pets, friends, family. Lots of stuff to do everyday. Appointments, deadlines, bedtimes, schedules etc. While we call this our “life”, are we really living? Sure we have a lot of of things to DO but thats just it, these are just things. Continue reading

Smile at everyone on your path

Today I went for a run. However, today’s run was no typical run. I did run the same path I usually run, at the same time I usually do. But today I decided to change it up a bit. I made a conscious decision that I would smile at every person I passed on the path while running. I couldn’t tell you why I randomly decided to do this, but I’m happy I did.

Three minutes into my run I smiled at the first set of people I came across. I was not surprised actually when they didn’t smile back. So I kept on going, I passed about 5 more people within a few minutes and again smiled at each and every one of them. Still, I received no smiles back. At this point I was becoming a little discouraged and thought maybe this was a dumb idea. But instead Continue reading

Reality Check

There you are minding your own business when suddenly, something unfortunate happens. And boom, there you are, your knees crumple below you and you find yourself on the floor. The room spins, your thoughts are incomprehensible, as he rush of the all familiar reality check sets in.

This of course, is an exaggerated example, as most reality checks aren’t always this drastic, nor necessarily negative. But why do we call it a reality check? Typically when you get slapped in the face pretty hardcore by life, and you kind of “check back in”, everything comes flooding in. Then you’re overwhelmed with you guessed it, reality.

But why does it always feel like a sudden rush of life overwhelms you? It’s because you have been so checked out as it is, that this sudden reality storm is too much to handle. You’re always distracted Continue reading