Self awareness is a gift that can cause you to feel under attack. After you have become aware of the push and pull that our life has going on is when you will see the many dysfunctions in one’s own life. It is a never ending pull on our ego and our mind, body, and soul; when we are constantly trying to go somewhere in our life and improve our social, mental and physical status in our lives. When you can finally see that you are energy and that you are co-creating with the Universe to even exist then you have the ability to make big changes in your life and the decisions that create the future.
Let us take a moment and reflect on where we are in our current situations. Can you say that you are experiencing some personal inner conflicts or are you feeling that the world is stacked against you? If you can see the contrast between these two very crucial questions, then you can start to evaluate your motivations for change.
Anyone at any time in their life has the power to change circumstances, people, outcomes etc, by the power of their own thoughts. You can decide to blow up at your problems and say you are defeated. Would it be easier to give up or keep moving forward or is it the same amount of energy to do both?
One way to help with changing any patterns in our life is by recognizing the self awareness from this thing we call our emotions. Do you wake up generally happy or do you have to work your way into being happy for the new day in front of you? This question should be answered honestly because that is where you will start to re-focus your attention on changing your thought patterns and then co-creating new experiences.
You cannot just wake up and say affirmations and think that will be all you need. Yes, you need to be reminded of positive thoughts and see visual aides but if you do not feel this in your core then it is not really effective in making any real changes. Yes, you will feel a little better but then when the world dumps garbage in your lap unexpectedly then you can quickly spiral further down then you were before. It is in this time that you have to sit in your situation and not try to understand why it happened but how you can move forward to bring better experiences next time. Let’s face it, our thoughts are very powerful and if your affirmations were really changing you then why did something negative happen?
Humility can make or break you. I had a time in my life where I turned to humility for answers to what my life purpose was and how to make any real difference in a broken world. I found myself feeling such despair when I realized all the problems that the world was facing and I thought I needed to put on a wonder woman cape and go out and fix whatever was thrown my way. I discovered very quickly that is very exhausting and there will be a dozen more problems the next day. Here is the thing, you cannot run around blindly trying to find answers to problems that only clarity can solve. There is no amount of humanitarian work that can make you feel that you are enough! Do the best you can to offer love to those that receive but don’t stay stuck in the solution problem state of mind for those individuals. Instead just uplift when you can and move forward focused on your own happiness. Now, if you are a strong person that can travel and do the hard humanitarian work then by all means I encourage you to go and enjoy enlightenment. My message here is to offer wisdom to knowing that when your soul feels tired, it is time to refocus on your life and what you can do to help yourself regain happiness and peace for your own sake!
Do the best that you can with what you can but feeling guilty for not being good enough only robs you of a brighter tomorrow. I went to bed feeling worse than the previous day because all I could see or focus on was how much more I should be doing. If you can just look at what you contribute and say, I am pleased with what I have done because that was all I could give at that time. Then move on with your life and keep doing what makes you happy. Do not stop just because of a road block. Look for a detour or an alley and just keep going. There is always a way to find a better route if you are open to searching. Wandering is not all bad, you can find a new friend in a new place or you can find a hidden cafe’ just waiting for you to step into its treasure chest of creativity.
Pandora’s box is full of magic but it’s how you decide to proceed. Do you want to start a new life? Are you ready to just throw the script up and say “let’s re-write this because it is not as good as you would like it to be” Then do it! Start right where you are to think about what makes you sparkle inside. Is it your inner voice that keeps you trapped or is it your fear of self that keeps you paralyzed?
Whatever the reason the underlying cause is your minds ability to talk you into staying where you feel safest. It’s okay to want safety. There’s peace and freedom in this space of comfort. But in order to change anything about ourself in order to improve ones life, we must try new things. Get outside our comfort zones a bit and feel the adrenaline of something different, new, exciting and fresh! That’s where your creativity lies, under the surface of self discovery and self awareness to move in new directions. Have you ever went for a walk and cams to a fork and had to decide which way you wanted to go? Either choice should be fine but they lead to different places or routes to the final destination. Are you someone that takes risks or stays in the safe zone? Too much risk can be detrimental if ones self awareness is not practical of your lifestyle. But risk and safety are great tools of contrast to help you find the silver lining to leading yourself on the right path you design!
Never give up on changing and growing your self into a new more fabulous canvas. You will always be working on this masterpiece until you die. Life is so rewarding when you can appreciate every stroke of paint on the brush and the fine details!
Enjoy this day like the world belongs to only you! The Universe gives us this beautiful experience of Life and creative visions of blue sky’s and green pastures by if we are trapped inside a dark tower we only have our imagination to rely on for comfort. If you are someone you know suffers from depression please offer them guidance and help to get relief. We all have our up days and our down ones. The goal is to never stay too long in the gray ones for them we can get lost and feel very lousy. As someone that has struggled with addictions and depression I can attest that my saving Grace has always been Gods love and light. Look for safety in inspirational books or videos or photos. Pray and meditate for God to protect you and surround you with everlasting love and guidance. Use time alone as reflections on ones self and not a pity party. If you struggle from any addictive traits that are detrimental or negative on your mind, body, and soul then try to train yourself to have more self control and awareness. Forgive yourself daily! You are not supposed to be perfect because you already are through God’s eyes!
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