Throughout my entire life, I have heard people overuse, misinterpret and absolutely adulterate the word love in the English language. Hell, I’ve even been guilty of it myself on multiple occasions. I can’t help but think that maybe we have weakened the power of such a significant spiritual force in the world, by overusing the word with very weak connotations.
As someone who believes very strongly in popular concepts like ‘The Law of Attraction’ and ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’, it can be incredibly difficult to rationalize or explain things like depression. Yes, maybe I did manifest this negative spiritual and emotional energy into existence by focusing too much on what I didn’t want, but please don’t tell me that.
In today’s society, it can be quite difficult to be or even know how to be, who you really are as an individual. You are presented with so many preconceived ideas and notions of who you are at such a young age, that it is easy to be confused about your authentic self.
We as humans all have different cultural, socio-economic, and environmental backgrounds that tend to divide us. There are also many other should-be trivial things that separate us as a united people, such as; religion, race, gender, sexual preference, nationalism, profession, political affiliation, history, education, age, style, musical taste…the list goes on and on. None of these things really make us different from one another. Rather, the perceived differences between us are merely distinct qualities that make each of us an integral piece of the same puzzle. They are all just different facets of the same thing: a unique, diverse body of human beings.
Silencing your inner critic and living a more mindful life Some days it seems that the odds are stacked against us in life. You know the days, when you oversleep because your alarm didn’t go off, you hit every red light on your way to work, your coffee spills in your lap, you get theContinue reading “Getting Out of Your Own Way”
It can be extremely difficult to find the meaning inside of harsh circumstances, but the meaning can invariably be discovered when we are willing to search within. Nothing bad has ever happened without something good forming in its wake.
Over time I became bitter and deeply depressed. I began to lose touch with my wide-eyed boyhood aspirations of changing the world and slowly morphed into what I liked least about the world. I started hanging around with the “wrong people” and making very poor choices. I became hopeless.
Everyone hurts. Everyone has been hurt by someone and everyone has hurt someone. It takes a great deal of strength and integrity to admit when you are wrong.
With so many sick and suffering people in the world and so few willing to reach out and help them, it is a beautiful thing to see people helping others. One thing that we must be mindful of when helping others is not to become so focused on other people’s problems that we neglect to maintain our own well-being. Whatever message of hope or inspiration we may have for others can become diluted and lose its merit if we are not living it ourselves.
You have probably heard it said many times that ‘gratitude is an action word,’ but what does that mean exactly? It means that if you are truly thankful for something or someone, you won’t have to say it for others to know it, because your actions will speak for you. It means that your actions are the evidence of your gratitude.