#MondayThoughts – One, Two Punch

What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.

– Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Once you get something in your mind, it can become just another thought or it becomes an idea that leads to a dream and the goals within that dream.

Then begins the pursuit. You make plans on how to put your ideas into action and reach your goals to accomplish your overall dreams. Whichever direction you decide to take will be met with opposition, that is the forces that put themselves in the way of making your dreams come true.

This is where resilience and commitment come into play. You know how you can get something in your mind and you can’t let go? Well, think about when you get something in your heart. Your level of desire to see it through and reach that point of realization increases to the utmost degree. Resilience and commitment are a powerful one, two combo to employ.

The resilience to recover from setbacks and letdowns and the commitment to hang in there in pursuit of what you want and hope for. Like a boxer who trains consistently in learning this combo, we too much be consistent in exercising this combination. When you are truthfully committed to something you become more resilient along your journey. They go hand in hand.

When you are committed in heart, mind and spirit, no matter what arises, you will be given insight and guidance to one day experience that moment of what was once an idea is now a dream come true. Do not give up on you.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

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#ThoughtfulThursday: Mountain

“You have to conquer every obstacle, before you can reach the top of the mountain.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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#MondayThoughts: Well of Support

“My support system is simple – people and time. The miracle of other people in your life.”

– Kiki Smith

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We all need support at times. Even if we cannot be there physically to offer support we can still give encouraging words, thoughts, prayers, just let that person know you are with them in their time of need or to support them in their efforts as they strive for their goals and reach for their dreams. Technology has made it possible to communicate in many forms.

Sincere support is solid support and it can go a long way into making someone’s day.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

#ThoughtfulThursday: Meditation

“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”
― Osho

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#ThoughtfulThursday: Thich Nhat Han

“Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”
― Thich Nhat Hahn

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#ThoughtfulThursday: Self – Esteem

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own and other’s people’s models, learn to be ourselves and allow our natural channel to open.

– Shakti Gawain
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#MondayThoughts: Test of Endurance

May you find the strength of will and the grace of endurance to overcome every challenge.

– Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

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There will be hurdles we must jump

And then there will be more

There will be mountains to climb

Oceans and seas to cross

And then there will be more

Life can present a battle of wills

Or a test of faith

How much can you handle?

How much can you take?

You really don’t know until you can’t take anymore

But if your focus and faith is there

Despair will have no steam to rise up

As long as you find the strength to stand up

Look at it all as a way of building your strength up

Mentally, physically and spiritually

Once you’ve established that you will make it through

There is no way in the world that anything’s going to stop you

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Stay inspired and keep rising