The will to be polite, to maintain civility and normalcy, is fearfully strong. I wonder sometimes how much evil is permitted to run unchecked simply because it would be rude to interrupt it.

Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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Evil exists and it needs nothing to trigger it into action. The death of George Floyd was a horrific act unto itself but what has followed since has been twice as horrific.

It is the right of citizens to protest but for every peaceful protester there are scores of individuals with evil intentions. How can the burning of buildings, toppling over cars, looting stores, tagging buildings and just reckless mayhem be justified.

Just as we are starting to emerge from “stay at home” & “lockdown” orders, we go right back into racist, ignorance is bliss chaos. I do not want to see another celebrity star-studded, let’s hold hands and sing concert to try and bring harmony to the world. The human race as a whole needs to really wake up and get its act together.

It really saddens me to see this type of reaction once again to another evil act of senselessness. As fustrating as it is to see another police officer abuse his position of authority (you think that in this day and age of technology they would have learned by now), it is even more fustrating to see the violent reaction across the country and close to home.

Evil exists….

But so does Goodness….

Stay inspired and keep rising

#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: The Endurance Test

A man on a thousand mile walk has to forget his goal and say to himself every morning, ‘Today I’m going to cover twenty-five miles and then rest up and sleep.

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst

Times we must endure

The valley of the shadows

Hope is the compass

#MondayThoughts: Never Accept There Is No Way

God always has a perfect way out for you where negativity says that there’s no way out. Relax and allow your heart to beat with faith and courage. You truly have a great God.

Edmond Mbiaka

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At times it looks like there is no way to go when you are faced with challenges. It seems the challenges only get harder as you go along. It can be disheartening and it’s only natural if you feel that way.

The most important thing is to never tell yourself that there is no way things will change or get better. The more you feed this thought to your mind, the more fatter the doubt will get until you are convinced there is no way and you are stuck as is.

Don’t allow your problems to keep your spirit down. We all have our ups and downs in life. There is always a way out, but you must strongly believe in your ability to persevere.

– Edmond Mbiaka

If you are set on doing something then there is always a way to get it done. Explore and exhaust every option. Giving up shouldn’t be on your list of options at all. Believe in what you want to do, remember why you are doing it and open yourself up to every opportunity that aids you in achieving your goal. Keep chipping away and chipping away. You WILL get there!

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.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

#MondayThoughts: It Depends On What You Choose To Believe

Photo by Jessica Devnani from Burst

Be relentless in the pursuit of your dreams

Stay strong in faith

As best as you can, be at peace with yourself and with everyone

Do not allow anyone to shame you or bring you down with their self hate

Stand up to the criticism by believing in you

Never lose sight of the light of hope within and the guiding light that leads you

You can do it, you can make it, it can be done