#MondayThoughts: Deflate Your Ego

When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful. – Harbhajan Singh Yogi

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Sometimes we have to kick our ego and pride to the curb in order for them not to stunt our growth. An eye for an eye leaves you just as blind as the one on the receiving end of your payback. Karma is a*MF* and you really do reap what you sow.

When we can keep our ego in check, many options and pathways open because we are not limiting ourselves to this all self important point of view. Lower your ego and raise your humility.

Stsy inspired and keep rising

Mighty Thankful

Gratitude, man

That’s what it’s all about

There are a lot of things

I could be without

And I know there are some things

I could live without

But those are the blessings

That come with counting your blessings

That’s what causes your cup to overflow

So

I am always thankful

Because to be without

And not be able to do a thing about it

Is like being stuck between a rock and a hard place

And they are both squeezing tight

Gratitude, man

That’s what it’s all about

A smile

A laugh

A photo

A call

A text

A hug

A word

A thought

Encouraged

Inspired

Uplifted

Motivated

Supported

I am mighty thankful

I am mightily blessed

Regardless of how things look

Regardless of how things feel

Gratitude will always be the coating sealed around my heart

And the attitude that fills my soul

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Heartfelt

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We know this is rare, when just a thought leaves you breathless

Fishing for words, when you’re speechless

Up with the moon at night, when you are restless

Sharing in all things, when it’s togetherness

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I asked her what was the first word that came to mind when she thought of us….

“Love,” she said

“Simply love”

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A Weight of Gratitude

More of the bigger picture revealed

Snatches the breath from the body

Exhilarating heart, mind and soul

Awareness of what is and not only what could be

But of what will be

Reinforcement of what is believed

Heaviness of chest, not of stress

Just so much gratitude

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#RomanticTuesday: Beautiful Destination

I never knew the power of clasped hands until I met you.”

Thank you for choosing me

Opened hearts discovering such beautiful things

Life redefined with a new perspective

The view extremely breathtaking

Always looking deep into the soul of you

Blessed with a deeper awareness of this life with you

Never taking for granted your heart which you placed in my care

Undaunted on this path to the destination we share

Thank you for choosing me

Thank you for this shared dream

A dream that is so much more

The fruition of unconditional love

The blessing of being home

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#RomanticTuesday: What My Heart Is Saying

In the heaven we shall be birds flying side by side, and on the earth we shall be twinned trunks flowering sprigs on the same branch. – Chinese proverb

There is no perfect poem or song

That can fully express my love for You

They can capture my feelings

Like butterflies resting on flowers

They can express to a degree what my heart is saying

It is past the point of amazing

Like feathers of confirmation flying freely

When you meet the One scripted in your life to be

When every thought strengthens the roots of Our unity

Am I that much in love with You?

Even with the answer being yes, it is an understatement

I can look through Your photos a thousand times

And a thousand times my heart is moved

So I continue to write poems and continue to find songs

Hoping what I want express comes clearly through

That there is no shortage to how much You are loved

And that I am well aware of the world I have found with You

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#RomanticTuesday: Evident

“It becomes more evident how blessed I am that you came my way”

I realize that life is short

A collage of moments pieced together

You have become so many of the moments I piece together

Steadily we are forming something beautiful

Closeness when the ocean seems to echoe of distance

Strength when time seems to challenge us

This blessing of love grows

Fresh petals of faith blossom and overlay one another

We are centered in the truth of our love

That it is more and more evident we are One

How could I turn away from the sun that chooses to shine for me?

With every moment I fall deeper into you

Deeper into to us

And so very much deeper into the love that we share

Wherever you are I will be

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#MondayThoughts: Wake Up Call

If you don’t put anything in place, do not expect miraculous results to appear.

– Germany Kent

Life will give you signs and then there is God, He will make it as clear as day. When you are blessed to really see how wonderful this life can be, when the conditions have not been in your favor for far too long and you fail to grasp that blessing fully, then you are only fooling yourself by standing in the conditions that are unfavorable while allowing the blessing to slip away.

When you receive that wake up call and press the snooze button, eventually you will wake up with the regret that you had the most wonderful opportunity and you fell asleep on it.

I don’t want to fall asleep and I am fully aware of the blessing. I got my wake up call (and several nudges) that at times there is no right time and the time is now. So I have to get my shit together and ass in gear (all kidding aside). Life is waiting and I don’t want to lose out.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

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