#MondayThoughts: What Are You Towing?

We carry good things and bad things with us throughout life. One of the difficulties is in letting go of the bad. I know there are some hurts which can mark us forever but there are a lot of things we can and should let go of instead of towing them around with us.

Is it easy? Not all the time, but it is doable. We need to cleanse ourselves of bitterness, disappointments, resentment, jealousy, low esteem, comparison and a laundry list of reactions and behaviors that only slow us down in living a forward moving life. There is no need to drag these things around, constantly wasting precious brain power on them.

You see a tow truck pulling a car around that is either not running properly or that is headed for the auto graveyard. I’m sure that even though a tow truck was built for such tasks, our mind, heart and body were not made to be weighed down by heavy thoughts, emotions and feelings. We need to learn to release.

First off, forgive yourself for not being perfect. Who the heck is? Also there is no need to demonstrate how strong and stoic you are. When you’ve been hurt, it is of no use to you to show you are an invincible rock that cannot be penetrated. You are human. Forgiving others is not saying I give you the stamp of approval to screw me over, rather you are saying I’m not going to let you deter my seeking the best possible life that I can live.

Second, let it go. Let go of all the shit that has been lingering deep inside you. All of the nonsense that tries to tell you that you’re not good for this or that. The voice that plays a recording of past failures or shortcomings, past heartbreaks, feelings of inadequacy, self induced mind games that have you thinking in circles without actually gaining any insight. Let go of trying to be a people pleaser, taking a backseat to everyone else’s demands and at times needs if they can do it themselves.

Third, just breathe. Each morning, breathe, give thanks and get up and live. For some of us it could be worse, much worse. I look at those who are in a tougher predicament than myself and know things could be worse. Let’s try less stress and more life. Unhook your heavy load.

Stay inspired and keep rising

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It Is All Relevant

So many stories being told

So many being silenced by silent mics

Drowned out by earbuds and headphones

Can you hear me?

Is the audience listening?

Keep telling your story

Until the metaphors and allegories are understood

Someone needs to hear what you have to say

Go on, I’m listening

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#MondayThoughts: It Will Be More Than Okay

“You can’t control what goes on around you, you can’t. But for me, I think there’s staples of these moments, that crazy moment where you think you’re indestructible. That moment where you find out that you’re not. And then that moment where all of a sudden you go, okay, I’m not indestructible but I’m gonna be okay. You have this life, and we all have these lives we live but it takes a bit of learning before you realize not every drama’s going to kill you and not every hard day has to lead to another one.” – Andrew McMahon

Life happens, life changes, in good ways and not so good ways. Today is and we are here today. If tomorrow comes, be thankful and do not let what didn’t go right today carry over.

Take in the lesson and forge ahead, be brave, walk on, take a deep renewing breath and say to yourself “I can do this,” “I am going to do this,” “I am going to live out this day.”

Stay inspired and keep rising.

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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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Closing Time

Slowly shutting things down

No regrets or turning around

Dimming the lights on empty spaces

Until they are completely darken, no habitation

No collective sighs

No strung out goodbyes

When you do all you can or all that you could

There’s no pondering about the should

Some things can kill you deep inside

If you allow them to stay in and hide

Let it go and let it be

Do what you choose because all are free

One day all that is will pass

The present day will become the distant past

A backlog of memories to reminisce

Taking what is necessary and nothing missed

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Elevate

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Breathe in deep

The aroma of being free

Releasing the non consequential

Over layered theories

Go where you’ve never been

Those walls of comfort look so small from up here

Elevated mind and soul

The line in the sand crossed

I hear what you are saying, God

“Just let it go”

I have

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4 Line Stories: Au Revoir

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There was a different feel to the chilly autumn air

It was an unusual calm almost a stillness of life

Maybe the ghosts that haunted her had finally gone

Or maybe she refused to acknowledge them anymore

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Letting Go – The Cleansing

Neha https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/calling-all-creative-mindspoetsartists-to-a-poetic-collaboration-letting-go/

Has started an inspiring collaboration post and is inviting all creatives to join in. Let’s support her and each other as we share our experiences in “letting go”

The Cleansing:

Cleansing

Material

Physical

Mental

Spiritual

Cleansing

What once was

Time changes

Hands on clock turn

Clock in heart turns

Antique memories

Letting go

Always somewhere in the mind

If no longer tangible

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