Take What You Need

Wanted to share a few of my favorite quotes and bits of inspiration. Take what wisdom you need.
“So things go.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and make this world a better place.” – Winston Churchill

“The paradox, by trying to kill the human spirit the answer of the human spirit is to revenge with beauty.” – Osvaldo Golijov

“The arts is more about opening up yourself to possibility. Possibility links to hope. We all need hope.” – The Silk Road Ensemble documentary film

“Until we say so nothing will move.” – Gorillaz ft Benjamin Clementine “Hallelujah Money’ song

“Things are still beautiful even if they aren’t how you want them to be.” – Willow Smith

“The world doesn’t need people who hope for change right now, it needs people who will to fight for it.” – Madison Stewart

“I’ll fight for my future long before I hope for it.” – Madison Stewart

“Numbers help, but strength is in Unity.” – AJ

“Fight. Stand your ground. Defend your own.” – AJ

“Do what you love, do it every day.”

“Never lose your curiosity.”

“Bust your ass, pay attention, fall in love.” – Jerry Seinfeld 

“Life is action.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“God placed the best things in life on the other side of terror, on the other side of your maximum fear, are all of the best thing in life.” – Will Smith

“Be your own anchor.” – Melissa (Teen Wolf)

“Potential is always bigger than the problem.” – Michael Beckwith

“You can’t have what you’re not willing to become vibrationally.” – Michael Beckwith

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Quote of the Day

“I’ll fight for my future long before I hope for it.”

– Madison Stewart

 

For me, and many young people like me, I’ve taken my life and my responsibility to contribute to this world into my own hands. I don’t need permission to live. I choose to do, for myself and for others. What are you doing? What is your choice? No matter your age, or any other thing that makes you the person that you are, you have to choose your life for yourself. We can not sit around and idle in complacency and conform to a mold that is not our own. We have to live and do for ourselves. We need no ones permission to live and live well. We need no ones permission to love and be loved. Go out and prosper.

Awaken

Being content with yourself is a journey. It takes constant energy and attention everyday. And it’s quite the feat. Being content, let alone realizing that you already are and have everything you need and letting that be, is a process.

Most of us have learned to beat ourselves up and make ourselves suffer more than necessary through the cycle of our parents and ancestors far back trying to make us in their image rather than just letting us be as we are and learn in our own time and ways as we go.  It is no one’s fault that that became the norm, we can only start with what we’re given after all, but it is on us if we realize the issue and do nothing to better it. A lot of us have come to open up and see the breaks and cracks within ourselves and lives and the way society works; it is now up to us to heal, do, and be better, for ourselves firstly and for future generations.

The important thing to remember is that this, this journey, is yours, it is for you. You owe no one. No one. Not your family, friends, peers, colleagues, boss, no one. This is life. This is the chance you have right now to live, to be, to explore, to experience. Since the industrial age began we’ve come to this space in which having a job and working ourselves to death for money to get by for the few in power is the way of life and the way of the world. Forget that. That is not life nor the purpose of life.

We have to know ourselves, our worth, what we do and do not deserve. We have to go back to the time of knowing and living our truths. We have to remember the true purpose of life, to live and experience, to love and be loved, to enjoy and savor. Long ago, we lived with the Earth and her creatures, we respected everyone and everything. We’ve never been societies definition of perfect, which does not matter anyway, at all, in any shape, form, or fashion; but we lived according to our personal flow and connected spiritually with each other, all given to us, and life as a whole. It is time we return.

In this day in time, we are experiencing something that has not been done in a long time, not in this way, and not to this degree. We are experiencing personal freedom, true unity, and genuine acceptance. It is alarming and foreign to many of the older generation, save the few who are and were awake the whole time or eventually became aware, though it is beginning to spread like wildfire. It is the balance of life. For too long has separatism, hatefulness, greed, and willful blindness run rampant. We are entering a new era of peace, unity, acceptance, care, kindness, goodness, justice, honesty, truthfulness, consciousness, self-awareness, self-care, self-acceptance, self-love, and pure joy.

The point is, begin your process. Begin and live your personal journey. Start and don’t stop for anything or anyone. When you make a mistake, acknowledge it, accept it, do your best to be and do better, and if you’ve hurt someone, apologize, mean it, and make a concerted effort to not make the same mistake. Do not beat yourself up, even if you do make the same mistake repeatedly and in general. It does no good and helps neither yourself or others to prolong and worsen your suffering. We all have to go through   trials and obstacles, we all have to hurt and feel pain because it is a part of life and contributes to making life the beautiful, insane experience that it is. It is necessary just like good times, simple times, and enjoyable times.

Repeat this as necessary: “I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life, I am Life, I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am.”* I am not my body, other peoples expectations, other peoples wants, other peoples judgments or opinions. I am what, who, and how I choose to be. I am that I Am.

You are a beautiful, unique, special, incredible, wonderful being. You are not from this life, you are just visiting for a while. Enjoy your experience here. This is all temporary. Make the most of this moment. Show up and do your best, that is all that is required. You have to care and you have to try, continuously. Nothing is certain and you can not be given what you already have. Use your focus, will, power, grit, perseverance, and love to guide you. You are a free spirit that cannot be contained. You are a light that can never be dimmed by another. The only thing standing in your way is you. Find a way or make a way. Flow and grow. You are love, so be it.

*Quote from Eckhart Tolle

The Keys to Happiness/Quote’s of the Day

This is a compilation of quotes and things I’ve heard and learned in the last two and a half to three years. I hope they are a source of inspiration for you to help you be happy as they have been to me.☺

•Explore
•Persevere
•Listen
•Work hard
•Trust
•Be honest
•Embrace your true self
•Embrace others as they are
•Do – take action – stand for what you believe in
•Give
•Feel everything
•Let go of what life wants you to let go of
Open your heart
•Stay true to yourself
•Have faith
•Forgive but don’t forget
Let go of all the negativity
•Believe in yourself
•Be kind
•Appreciate all the good in life and in your life
Be yourself
Open your mind
•Radiate good vibes
•Harbor good vibes
•Harbor good energy
Take care of your body, mind, soul, and spirit
•Be thankful and grateful
•Meditate
•Use your imagination – Dream
•Stay positive
•Be an optimist
•Count your blessings
•Learn from the bad times, your mistakes, and the mistakes of others
•Listen to music
Take time to breathe slowly and Relax
Live and let live
Expect and accept change, embrace it
•Know that you can’t save others, only love them
Know that you, and you ALONE, control your life
Know that you’re never alone
•Do what’s right, no matter how hard
•Do what makes you happy
•Follow your dreams no matter how many times they change
•Surround yourself with good people
Forgive yourself and move on
Express yourself, in whatever way is best for you to do so
Travel, when and as much as you can
Live in the moment, all you have is now
•Laugh
Treasure your loved ones
•Find moments to be silent and still
Choose to be happy
LOVE
*The Four Aggrements:
      –Be impeccable with your word
      –DO NOT take anything personally
      -DO NOT make any assumptions
      –ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

Happiness is a choice, and these things are what make up being happy (plus a few things I might have missed, but I think this basically covers it;)). There is no one single way to describe it other than, Love. To love is to be happy. When you love yourself, love life, love everything you’ve been blessed with, you are happy. And that’s all I want for us all.

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Bold– things that are important that can help a lot with doing the other things not in bold
*- really helpful tips