#ThoughtfulThursday: Level Up

You bring out the best in people when you trust them with a higher-vision of themselves. You keep them at lower-levels when you treat them like you see them with your physical eyes.

– Richie Norton

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#MondayThoughts: Facing Opposition

When they judge you, yawn.
When they misunderstand you, smile.
When they underestimate you, laugh.
When they condemn you, ignore.
When they envy you, rejoice.
When they oppose you, prevail.

-Matshona Dhliwayo

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There are those with opposing views than your own. There are people and situations that may impede your progress. We can be pressed or pressured into giving up by whom or whatever opposes us. What we decide to do is our call and no one else’s.

Life can be a trip, with its peaks and lows. Sometimes it is a gold rush, other times it can be a rusty bucket. Regardless of the day and what gets in our way, we have to find our get up and go and keep going. We can face the opposition or we can do an about face. Just remember it is your call.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

“When Life Hits You” video courtesy of Ben Lionel Scott

#ThoughtfulThursday: Bruce Lipton

Here is the amazing thing: the caterpillar and the butterfly have the exact same DNA. They are the same organism but are receiving and responding to a different organizing signal.

– Bruce H. Lipton, Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future

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Amazing, Isn’t It

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

– Anais Nin

Isn’t it amazing

The people you meet

That stand with you through the agony

And help you rise from defeat

Isn’t it amazing

How bridges get burned

By those who spurn you

Who didn’t want to put together the clues

Of all the pieces glued together that formed you

Isn’t it amazing

As the world turns

We continue to grow through experiences

And all that we have learned

Now look in the mirror

Aren’t You amazing

You’re still here

Grabbing the bull by the horns

Or the tiger by the tail

Whatever the day delivers

You give it your all….

Striving to prevail

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Head in hands

Thinking again

Reflections

#ThoughtfulThursday: Joe Dispenza

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Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?

– Joe Dispenza, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

#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.