How many times have we heard others say “breathe in love and light and breathe out negativity?” I have always been fascinated by this statement. It is used so many times in our spiritual communities whether it be yoga, workshops, crystal bowl sessions, meditation or the like. Yet one question has always remained for me. If we are to breathe in love and light and healing yet on our out-breath we are told to exhale that which contains negativity and hurt, what are we actually filling up our space with for our next in-breath? To me, it seems that if the masses around the world are breathing out negativity then although we proclaim to breathe in love and light are we not actually breathing in that which we have exhaled?
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Published 24 days ago
Is it ever hard for you do the simple, everyday tasks that people around you seem to carry out so effortlessly? Do you find yourself alone, sitting in nothing but the noise of your mind-buzzing rapidly with thoughts that drain your mood?
My mom surprised me with a trip to Manhattan. We were going to the American Girl Doll Store. Procuring an American Girl Doll as a seven-year-old is equivalent to getting into the college of your dreams. I had my heart set on getting the Beach Edition doll. That doll came with a towel, lounge chair, and a beach ball. I fantasized about playing with these pieces of plastic on the beach. I could see the water now. Oh wait... I could actually see the water now. I was no longer fantasizing about the doll. I saw our car approaching the Triborough Bridge. The huge steel arches were in front of me and the river below me. My heart rate quickly picked up speed. All I wanted was for the car to stop and us to quickly turn around. I did not want to traverse the bridge.
Published 24 days ago
What separates the dreamers from the strivers? There are a number of characteristics and personal qualities that distinguish someone who dreams of doing big things and one who actually strives to accomplish these big things. Among these characteristics include commitment, consistency, hard work, patience, perseverance and they are all important for different reasons, but the most important characteristics that stands out to me is having curiosity and being willing to learn new things because of that curiosity. When you don’t have any curiosity or willingness to learn how things work and why, you can dream about making an impact all you want, but if you aren’t willing to spend time learning about what you’re interested in and what you can improve upon whether physically or mentally, then your goals will likely not be accomplished.
When we wake up wishing, hoping and wanting we stay stuck wishing, hoping and wanting. You see if you’re wishing you’re always going to wish. If you’re hoping you’re always going to hope. If you’re wanting you’re always going to want. It is time to be the light of your house.
Published about a month ago
An important part of maturing and becoming a fully functional adult is to keep your expectations in check and to manage them as to not conflict with what the reality of the situation is. Keeping your expectations in check is difficult to do but it is necessary in order to not let an oversized ego, or arrogance, or selfishness keep you from becoming the person you should be. One has to always be prepared for reality to not line up with our initial expectations. You can never really be fully certain of how things in life are going to shape up to be. A true sign of maturity is wishing for the best but understanding that you could be in for disappointment and setbacks even when you think that everything can turn out fine.
May we create a world of visionaries. A creative vision of the world. Full of the next Miguel Cervantes. Except this time it's you taking center stage of your own story.
Who am I? Take away your friends and family and take away the opinion of others and what they want you to be. Who are you and what will you be?