Success is in the human nature and weakness in our personality. Weakness begins to form as a habit, which creates blocks from success and is where self-defeating patterns and behaviors are created. This is a perspective that even though within myself I know this, I needed to reflect on this to truly understand. Sometimes weakness may show up in my life as not asserting myself, putting other's needs before my needs more often then I should and dozens of other ways.
Every person has the ability to be successful. Those who do try something new or create something are doing so because they have self-belief and faith in themselves. In order for us to have a conscious focus, we need to identify where our faith comes from. By giving our conscious mind a name; such as higher self or true self, we create a reality and can move past self doubt and self defeat and give our self to our faith.
Our attitude, positive or negative, affects how we feel and how connected we are to our true self. Negativity and negative thoughts create blocks to connecting deeply with our true self and the positive energies around us. We can rid ourselves of a negative attitude by focusing on self-truth. This is who and what we really are in our hearts.
Well, I think it is now time to practice what I preach. I have been compliant my entire life to a fault. I’ve put others needs before my own at the expense of not getting what is important to ME done and/or not having any down time to enjoy myself or at times my family. I created a habit of always being on the go and not wanting to disappoint anyone, until NOW! And I will say it is a challenge. It is difficult enough to say, “No” to people that I care about, but what’s worse is their resistance to my setting boundaries. As much of a shock that it is to me that I’ve said no; those receiving this from me for the first time just about fall over in resistance to my not catering to their needs.
So now what? Do I cave and keep the peace?
All families at one point or another find themselves in crisis, confused and not knowing what to do! The most important thing to do when you find yourself feeling like you don't know what to do is to keep calm. Have a clear mind and follow logical steps to your wanted outcome. Crises come in all shapes and forms. When you or your beloved finds that you are in a vulnerable, difficult or outright dangerous situation, it is important to band together and support each other. You need to pull resources and reach out for help. Crisis can tear apart families or they can make them stronger! It is important to stay strong and keep your focus on solution based forward movement. At times you may need to be an emotional support for your family member or they may need to be this for you. In order to keep your family strong when emotions are running high; do not judge, listen without speaking and only offer solutions that will move your dear one in a positive direction.
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” We have all heard that saying before, but is anything more truthful?
Living in the moment means to me to be aware. You need to embrace each moment that life gives you because in that moment you are where you are supposed to be! In that moment there is something to learn, someone to meet or a discovery to be made. The way to do this is by keeping your eyes open to life and the moments that we are gifted. Too many moments pass us by unseen because we all, at times wear blinders. It is in those moments that there are missed opportunities to learn, someone we are supposed to meet that is passed by without a second glance and a discovery that is failed to be made.