#MondayThoughts: Everyday

Our lives begin in the everyday and stay in the everyday. Only in the everyday can we begin to create truly great worlds.

– Michael Puett, The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

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Everyday is a day

Where the mind roams

And the heart plays

Moment by moment connecting together

To fill in the blank pages of your unwritten diary

We do what we must and what we have to

No one can live the life we live in our own shoes

Everyday is each day we are awake

Constructing, deconstructing, organizing, arranging

Living out a sequence of events

Everyday is life with all of its additives and ingredients

What we create is solely up to us

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#MondayThoughts: Your Tongue of Choice

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Bitter tongues

Spit misguided words

A poison mashup of syllables

Gentle tongues

Can turn a hardened heart soft

And protect your own from turning to stone

Loving tongues

Leave impressionable marks

Soft touches that lighten the soul

Increasing the splendor of life

Guard your tongue

Guard your heart

Be quick to hear, slow to speak

And slow to be angered

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#MondayThoughts: Energy Consumption

I don’t have time, energy, or interest in hating the haters; I’m too busy loving the lovers.

– Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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Do you ever take a look at where you place or send your energy? Is it work, home life, kids, other people?

How about worrying, complaining, fear, anger, doubting, and a host of negative emotions and feelings?

Let he who is perfect cast the first judgement!

Life can leave you world weary but it can also be exhilarating. You have to decide how you choose to spend your energy each day. This is more than just positive thinking, this is having your spirit, heart and mind constantly charged to deal with life in the moment and throughout your day.

Don’t allow other people to sap your energy with their negative/dark energy. There are some who cannot understand your upbeat, optimistic, faith driven viewpoint. So, they attempt to bring your level of energy down to their low current. Literally sapping the life out of you.

We all feel and experienced different emotions depending on the experience. When we linger in or hold on to anger, frustration, bitterness, worry, fear, etc., you can only imagine how quickly our energy is depleted. Situations and people will fustrate us but we have to be mindful of not getting stuck in that energy for too long. We have to learn how to release it and let go. It doesn’t mean that we will not think about it at all, no one is truly made of teflon. I’m simply saying don’t get stuck in anything that takes away from your well-being. You are worth more than that!

Keep the flow of your spiritual energy free of debris. Read, meditate, pray, listen to music, dance, sing, write and do whatever you believe is beneficial to your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. The tools are available to keep your energy strong and vibrant. I believe that you can do it!

Stay inspired and keep rising.

#MondayThoughts: Setting The Stage

Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.”
~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive

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You’re in dreamland and you start to wake up slowly. You have the heavy eyelids that sometimes feel like you need to pry them open. You might yawn and stretch or you might just lay there for a while before you even attempt to get out of bed.

Before we can even get out of bed, our reality of the day sieges us. When think of what we have to do in the moment and the endless list of things during the day. Without even taking one step we have set our day in motion.

Think about every good thing in your life right now. Free yourself of worrying. Let go of the anxiety, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.

Germany Kent

Before we step out of bed and into our world, we need to be mindful of our state of being. Do you look forward to your day with enthusiasm and zest or do you dread what you believe awaits you as you go about your day? Remember, although we may do some of the same things day after day, who truly knows what each day holds in store. Do not doom your day before it fully gets going.

I’m going to worry less about the little things and, most importantly, I will allow myself to be happy.

Flequr Ferris, Risk

Allow your mind to be free. Free from stress, free from worry, free from anxiety, free to be receptive to inspiration, positive thoughts, divine intervention, creative thoughts. Give yourself a boost first thing in the morning. Claim your victory over the day no matter what comes or what you believe will come (any negativity). Take some deep breaths, meditate for a moment, truly set the stage for a very good day. No day is perfect but no day is all completely bad either.

So, first thing every morning, let’s tune up our mind to be in tune with all good possibilities for the day. Mental nutrition is just as important as physical and and spiritual nutrition. Take good care overall.

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#MondayThoughts: One Up

Even if no one believes in you, as long as you believe in you, you will always be one up.”

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The dream, the goal, the vision is set in your heart and mind. It something that you want, that you desire to achieve. You and you alone know the depth of the sincerity in your heart about reaching your goal. Sometimes your efforts cannot be physically seen and it may cause others to see you as lackadaisical, lethargic or not really wanting it as much as you say…to them I say “fuck you,” you don’t know my heart.

When you believe in something so much that at times your soul hurts because you can envision it as clear as day, you know it’s bound to come life. You will hear from the naysayers, the doubt spreaders, those that think you’re in over your head. Don’t let them get you down or pull your dreams out from under you.

If you know your heart, you know what you want and if you believe, then you know that you will get there.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

#ThoughtfulThursday: Intertwined

We are the light that needs no lifting,
as long as our flames burn we are interwoven.
A whisper within the heart is sufficient,
to perpetuate the wave that we began together,
beyond the fabric of the time we yet rest upon

– Tom Althouse

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#MondayThoughts: Trial By Fire

There are times when you are thrown into a situation and you learn as you go.

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I can’t unfold tomorrow

Because I have to focus on today

In the middle of a pressure situation

I maintain my center of grace

Doing what I can with what I have

Little help at hand so my hands carry double

Thrown in unexpected situations

We must get in the trenches and fight through

No resentment, no anger, no bitterness

Just pump the heart with faith, hope and love

And do what needs to be done

#MondayThoughts: For The Love of It

“There is an unmatched joy when we are doing the things we love.”

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Have you ever noticed how you feel when you are doing something you enjoy? Time seems to have no relevance or bearing. You are completely immersed in what you are doing and your energy is at a peak level.

Now imagine yourself doing something you dread or don’t really feel like doing. You just want to get through it and get it done and done as soon as possible. Every minute feels like an hour and it is like you’re in the desert walking with no relief in sight. We don’t always enjoy what we do but we learn to do what we have to do.

When we have an opportunity to do what we love and the things that we really enjoy, it is a blessing to experience our gifts and use our talents. We don’t have to shy away from arduous task, only understand that they strengthen us in some way and help us to appreciate that which we love all the more.

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#MondayThoughts: YOUR Day

“Live your day.”

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Hello, welcome to your day. This day was made just for you. It may be a good day or it might be a bad one (depending on your perspective). We have our plans, schedules, tasks, jobs and hobbies. Aside from this we have our thoughts, desires, hopes, goals and dreams.

What is today? It is your day. No matter what happens, it is your day and how you choose to live it is up to you. We interact, we exchange vibes and we experience. All one day at a time.

So, this your day, live it and I hope you have a good one.

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