Be careful what you say to yourself because you just might believe it. And if you believe it, those are the beliefs you will act upon. Those are the beliefs that will become your reality.
Our relationship with taking is just as important as our relationship with giving. There is as much to be said about the art of true generosity as there is about the art of receivership, but the art of receivership is the one that has been long forgotten.
Yes, I have wondered many times in the past decade if my hope for and faith in humanity is childlike and naive. Especially since March of 2020. But no matter how much ugliness I see, I still find so much beauty.
Even if you have never knowingly struggled with boundaries, you have engaged with people who do. Some people struggle to set and keep boundaries, while others do not respect the boundaries of others. In any case, if you dive beneath the surface, you will find the fear of rejection at the root of these common and debilitating character challenges.
We are something to many people. But there is literally not enough of you to be everything to everyone. Know this. Allow this knowing to go deep into your heart. Then, live by faith that everyone will find happiness in their own time. Believe that this will be the right time for them. Have faith, that through the guidance of your soul, you will help the right people at the right times. Let this be enough.
The people in leadership who are racist — the ones that nurture and care for the systemic racism that has controlled our lexicon and belief systems for centuries — they want us to assign the label of ‘racism’ to as many people, situations, and things as possible.
Many of us have had relationships with people who we love in a very powerful way. This love feels so strong that it feels like it could heal the deepest of wounds and save the most lost souls. We feel like we could move mountains with this love. And in some ways, we can. But in other ways, we cannot. It is our inability or unwillingness to accept this that leads us towards toxic relationships and away from self-love.
Have you ever noticed that you cannot find things when you are actively looking for them? In these times, it seems as though the more we need to find something, the more elusive it becomes.
It greatly saddens me to see a world full of people who are so blind to the power of the whole. Everything that everyone is searching for would be so much more attainable if we all understood this one thing.
Moments are meant to be lived. But sometimes, life is so hard that all we wish for is to get through them alive or unscathed. Right now — 9 months from the day that I realized something really bad was about to happen — there are many more of us who are just trying to get through this day, hour, or moment than 9 months ago. This pandemic has affected everyone in some way — whether mentally, financially, emotionally, physically, or spiritually. All of the above for many. The current world crisis has robbed so many of us and taken so many of our moments that we are often left completely fragmented.