Love and Be Well

this is the place. this is the moment. this is it.

we have so much going on around us and inside of us. it’s can be difficult to tune out all the excess noise.

if you’re privileged enough to have the resources, you can find and get the inspiration, motivation, help, and push you need to get you where you can and want to be. for others of us, it isn’t so easy.

the great thing is, we can all do our part to add to the collective of love in life. when we find ourselves and our individual purpose and our individual voice, we add to the goodness that exists here on this planet, at this moment.

as big and hard as it is to be here and do this, to live,it’s imperative that you try. we have been silenced, stifled, hurt, beaten, blocked, and made to feel guilty about wanting to be ourselves and be free. But it is our right.

tune it all out. tune out the world society. tune out the noise. tap into the love within. tap into yourself. feel. think. hear. be guided by your inner, real, true self. it’s there. open yourself to life. open yourself to the infinite possibilities that exist for you.

there is so much out there. you have a whole, entire life to live.

discover what it is that lights your spark, that encourages and uplifts you. find who it is that helps guide your light. there are teachers everywhere in all different shapes, forms, and sizes.

one of the greatest lessons you will ever learn is to not be dependent on form. be like water, flow with whatever life brings you. be at peace with yourself. you might not be what, who, or how you want to be at this moment and life may not be what and how you want, but that doesn’t matter. the only thing that matters is that you love yourself, appreciate this moment, realize that every moment is opportunity for change, and do your best to live, be, and do as you want.

we’ve been taught that it is wrong to want and desire and hope. unlearn this. want what you want. do what it takes to get what you want. dream. aspire to great things, have standards. expect the most and the best of life. you deserve no less.

give life, this moment, your undivided attention. do the things that you love, that make you smile, that make you happy. help and do what you can for others. show love, be love. shine. your light and you spirit, your potential and your beauty is endless. you are strong as hell. you are so powerful. you are a force to be reckoned with.

acknowledge and accept all of who and what you are. struggle, hurt, and pain are a part of your story. they are lessons and you can handle it all. you were made to. you were meant to.

it can be a little scary realizing how incredible and powerful and brilliant and genius and gorgeous you are. the realization of just how important and the full extent of your existence can be a bit overwhelming. but worry not. feel that, then move on. go deeper into yourself and see that you are a part of everything as everything is a part of you.

the more you grow and learn and see, the more you begin to understand that we are one. everything and everyone is connected. and as the acceptance and understanding of our unity becomes a way of life, when peace and joy, happiness and caring, goodness and creativity, freedom and perseverance, work and consistency, boldness and willingness, focus and grit, openness and calm, patience and confidence, purpose and self-discipline, will power and balance, adaptation and practice, understanding and love become a way of life, everything is right. everything is the way it should be. we have succeeded in the purpose of being here; to experience, live, be, do, and love.

love is the heart, truth, and reason. love is you. love is me. love is all.

love and be well.

AJ

Quote of the Day

“Master your internal force. Harness your internal force.” – Danny Rand, Iron Fist (Marvel)

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It takes consistent, dedicated work, every day. It takes patience, calm, empathy, understanding, and love. It is a journey, every single moment, of every single day you are given. The more you practice the better you become, the better you become the greater your experience. Show up and do your best. Get living. 

Personal Affirmation

I am limitless. I define myself.

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The only limits you will ever have are the ones you inflict upon yourself. No one can ever take away your spirit, your heart, your soul, or your light. It is yours and yours alone. People can physically infringe upon you and cause you literal harm, but when it comes to your mind and spirit, that’s all you.

Many of us are taught stifling and limiting ideals and beliefs when we are children. It is our job to unlearn those things. We must live our own lives and find out for ourselves what it is and isn’t, who is and isn’t, what does and doesn’t serve us. It is up to us to live, try, explore, think, and do for ourselves. –  AJ

Pain

Pain is necessary, suffering is not

Pursue your passions, accept your struggle. Let your pain shape you, and love transform you.” 

         – Mirtha Michelle, Castro Mármol

Pain is a tool to be used and learned from. It is meant to help us. It assists in our growth, which makes it an important factor in life. We just need to remember this, and pain itself, as well as letting go after the experience, won’t be an issue. 

Suffering, on the other hand, is neither necessary or useful. Suffering begets extra negativity that we do not need. It is what causes us to hold on. Holding onto things, emotions, ideas, and people we do not need and that do not serve us is unnecessary. We do not have to suffer. Suffering is a self-inflicted mechanism that we have 100% control over.

Accept what you can not change, and learn to change what you can. Always be on the learning curve. Pain is your ally. 

Feel and let go. Attach yourself to nothing except Love. 

Love: A Verb and A Being

EVOLution. REVOLution. sOLUTION.

 There is a reason that these words are framed this way.

 Love is a verb. Love is action. Love is what you do. And love is a being. It is a literal, physical form.

 It is you. It is me. It is US. WE Are Love. We are the force that saves us. We are the force that creates, destroys, and makes change. We are ever evolving.

 Borders do not exist, they were created. Races do not exist, they were created. Class does not exist, it was created. Separation is not the answer, unity is. Being involved with life is the answer. Caring about yourself and others is the answer. 

 Show up, do your best, and always come back to Love. Come home to yourself. 

 

No More Complacency

Complacency is the death of personal growth. Complacency is the death of  love. Complacency is the detriment of forward motion.

It does not do to go with what has been laid out in front of you just because it is what someone else wants for you, or tells you. It does not do to follow people blindly and not read between the lines. It does not do to let your decisions be made for you without your consent or consideration.

You have to care. You have to work. You have to try. You have to do for yourself. You are responsible. You are accountable for everything you do and everything you do not do.

The way your life is, the way the world is, and the way it works is a direct reflection of you and your choices. Each of us is a part of this world and we what do and don’t do, what we tolerate and do not tolerate creates the life that we live.

It is our duty, firstly to ourselves and then to those around us, to show up. We need to show up for ourselves and show up for others. It is time that we take our lives in to our own hands. Demand more of yourself. Push yourself further. Test yourself and your boundaries. Be willing to get to know yourself, your worth, and what you’re capable of. And encourage others to do the same.

We create our realities. Let us do so with love, care, kindness, goodness, respect, and consideration for all. When we realize our own worth and potential, and live it, we make life better. Do it. Fight for yourself. Fight for others.

Do not be complacent. Decide. Make your own choices. Do for yourself and do for others. This is your time and your chance to make the most of all you’ve been given.