What I’m Learning

Life is a journey in which nothing is meant to be held onto, except Love and Light. Good and Evil have their respective parts in each of our journeys, but what really matters is what we do, how we handle things, and our perspective.

The way to go is to let life flow. Enjoy what you can while you have it when you have it, and do your best to learn and grow through darker times. Everything is a process, and struggle is a part of the story. The key is to just go with it. 

Do not let yourself get attached to anything and revere everything as the wonderous gift that it is. Fear will come and go, doubt, pain, anger, sadness, hurt will all make their regular appearances. But do not dwell in any of them.

The past is a treacherous place to dwell. Do not hold on to it. Let it go. Learn what you can then move on and be better. Nothing good comes from staying stagnant in one place. 

And an imperative lesson, always be on the learning curve. Always aim to grow from and through everything. It is better and far more helpful to choose Love and Light. It can only ever work out for your good.

Hope, do not despair.

Think for yourself, be creative, use your imagination.

Grow through what you go through. (VERY IMPORTANT)

Take the world as it is and work toward how you want it to be. 

                                       ACT.

Actions matter most in this life. What you choose to do means everything. And there are consequences to everything. Be mindful of what you do and how you do it. 

And especially, learn to master forgiveness. Forgiveness is freedom. Freedom from the past and unnecessary suffering. It excuses nothing but allows you to not be bound by he past and the darkness. But in some cases, darkness is meant to take hold for us to learn and grow. It’s all about perception and discernment. Use them wisely and remember to not get stuck on the dark places. 

Life Lessons

Life is duality, and an oxymoron. It is logical and illogical, certain and uncertain, right and wrong, possible and impossible. Life is not to be defined or quantified in any way. It is this understanding that has opened up my entire world, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically. Life is opposites and sameness at once. It is both here and there. It is quite profound when you really begin to comprehend this truth. Just look around you. Read. Research. Observe life as it takes place this very moment. You’ll begin to realize that any and everything is possible and since this is true, you therefore are a miracle, and a damn beautiful thing in the midst of a damn beautiful existence. There are not very many things in life that are solely black and white. Life is mainly a giant grey area where, again, any and everything is possible. That is both an uncomfortable and comforting thing. ⬅ You see what I mean?

My point is, not much in life is set in stone, so live the life you want. Be what you want. Do what you want. Go where you want. Have what you want. Do for others. Do for yourself. Make an impact. Live. Love. You’re going to experience every facet of life. Accept it, deal with it, and move forward with a grateful, thankful, appreciative, happy attitude and heart and go forth with love.

8 Things Cinderella Reminded Me About

Here are 8 important and inspiring key things from Cinderella (the 2015 live action film) that really got me thinking and inspired:

1) Patience
2) Kindness
3) Courage
4) Empathy
5) Compassion
6) Goodness
7) Light
8) Love

1) Be patient with yourself and others. We’re all learning, we’re all going through something, we’re all growing. And even when dealing with those who aren’t, it’s not worth your energy to get riled up.
2) Be kind to yourself and others. You deserve it and so does everyone else around you. It never hurts to show a little kindness. Kindness➡Goodness➡Magic➡Awesome Life
3) Be courageous. A lot of great things come when you find and use your courage. You discover a lot about you and the world around you when you give yourself the chance to embrace it.
4) Use your empathy. A lot of us do not and it’s so sad. People don’t care about others or their predicaments until the same situation directly affects those very ones who don’t care. That’s not the way we should be. We should always be concerned for others and try to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Caring for others goes a long way.
5) Practice compassion. Some people can not do for themselves in certain ways and if you have the means to help another, do it. Some of us just need a leg up, a boost, a little push, a sign that someone cares, that we are not alone. Help where you can, how you can.
6) Embrace and practice your goodness. Goodness lives within all of us. It is a natural thing born into us. It is simply up to us to either embrace it or not. It is 100% beneficial to embrace and practice goodness. It is beneficial to you and everyone around you and doesn’t do you any harm to do.
7) Let your light shine. We all have a light inside of us. It can be a small ember, or it can be sparked into a raging flame. Someone, something, or we ourselves can spark it. But, individually, it is ourselves who keep that flame alive. Your light is beautiful, bright, unique, and brilliant. Let it shine.
8) Love, Love, Love. Love is the root of all of these things. Love is where these things come from. Love encompasses all of these things and more. You are made of love, you are made from love. Acknowledge it, accept it, embrace it. Love is life.

She was a lucky girl to have had such a simple, easy-going, and relaxed disposition. While she was passionate and strong in her morals, values, beliefs, and who she is as a whole, she was naturally gentle. I used to be that way and have somehow kind of flipped and become more uptight. Cinderella is helping me find my way back to that simple, easy-going, relaxed state of mind and being. Every time I watch that movie I am brought back to that place of peace and relaxation of heart. She embodies everything that I hope and practice to be and she represents what we all have inside of us. No, we don’t all have to have the same disposition and upbringing of kindness, love, and goodness. Unfortunately, not all of us get that, but we can all certainly learn it. Practice, practice, practice. “Practice makes the master.”

“Have courage and be kind. Where there is kindness there is goodness, and where there is goodness there is magic.”

3 Lessons Kids Teach Us

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1) There are always a few reasons to be happy; whether it be that you are alive, someone you love is alive and well, you get to see this beautiful world, and so on. But even when we can’t see them we can still be happy, because being happy is about being grateful and enjoying where you are, what you have, and who you have in the present moment; even if you only have yourself. Be grateful and go from there.

2) We can all constantly be doing something to better ourselves and others. We can do so through reading, learning, and whatever other ways specific to you that help you in what you love. There is so much knowledge our there for you, you just have to be willing and ready to learn.

3) Know what you want, let it be known, and then do the work to get it. Sometimes it’s as easy as simply asking for what you want, other times you have to work for it. Get moving and make your way to whatever it is you’re passionate about and desire. Do what you need to do to get where you want to be.

Overcome

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The outcome of all situations are dependent upon how you react. They are dependent upon how you handle the situation. Depending on your response and emotions, or lack thereof, a situation can be better or worse. Things are going to happen to you, both bad and good, you just have to learn how to control your emotions and reactions. You can overcome anything. Take control.