We never knew love like this
When we’re with one another
We reach higher states of consciousness
We’re lost in truth and the awareness of love
There’s no I
There’s no you
There’s just us
Creating a space in time
Where we are
Simply being LOVE
Living- Omniscient -Vibrational -Energy
I had this wonderful dream about you
It was about us being together
enjoying the moment
Not thinking of the future
Focusing on what could be on should be
But what is
And in that moment
I accepted my present
Embraced my present
Laughed and smiled with my present
Cuddled with my present
I was totally in the moment with you
I remember saying the same simple prayer as a child before I went to sleep, “ God I thank you for my mother, grandmother, little sister and brothers. I thank you for the clothes on my back. The food you put on the table and the roof over my head. Amen”
As a little girl, I was grateful for my family, the gift of being alive, taken care of and loved by God. But somewhere along my path, life, food, shelter and love was not enough, I wanted more. I couldn’t appreciate what was in front of me because my attention was focused on what I lacked.
There is a quote I love by Deepak Chopra, “The past is history, the future a mystery and this moment is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” Every moment that I am alive and breathing is a blessing. Life is God’s gift. The present moment is God’s gift.
So I’ve decided to be grateful for the present moment because it is the “space” where I can appreciate God’s blessings.
Inspired by Don Miguel Ruiz’s book, The Four Agreements, I decided to create my own agreements. It is my goal to be mindful of each agreement for thirty days so that they will become an unconscious habit.
First Agreement: The most important person in my life is the person I am talking to right now. I will not judge, criticize or complain about what they are saying or doing. I will send them loving energy and be grateful for just being in their presence. I will not think about the fifty million things I need to be doing. I will not check my email or social media. I will give that person my complete attention.
Second Agreement: The most important thing that I am doing is right now. I will not complain or wish that I were doing something other than what I am doing. I will love, play and simply enjoy the moment.
Third Agreement: The most important action I can take in this moment is one of self-love. I will love myself even when I make a mistake. I will focus on the positive. I will celebrate my accomplishments big or small. I will be grateful for being me.
Change is going to come
And when she shows up
It behooves you
To welcome her with open arms
She comes for a reason
So follow her
Even though you can’t see her vision
Know that her endings gift wisdom
And her beginnings gift you freedom
The freedom to
Create the possibility
Of Your Truth
The light to find
The I am
They synergy of our energy
I stand in awe of who we’ve become
It’s a way of being that is beyond
The vibes of this dimension
You are seriously everything
Yet nothing to me
This present moment bliss
You complement the mystery
Of who I am
There’s a knowing
That existed before this time
And the closer
The clearer the vision
Of yesterday’s love
A familiar feeling
Yet, an unexplainable
I can honestly say that I am afraid of people. My fear of what other people think has sometimes stopped me from speaking my truth, living my truth and being authentically me.
And at this point in my life, I am sick and tired of worrying about what other people think. My fearful obsession of other people has created a reality for me that isn’t even mines. I am literally living in someone else’s box. I can’t step beyond the borders because I‘m afraid of being judged, criticized and shamed for making a mistake.
Now what kind of life is that-
It isn’t much of a life.
So, how do I get over this fear? How do I stop shrinking in the presence of others?
Will Smith once said in an interview, there is a redemptive power in making a choice… Just decide what it’s going to be, who you’re to be and how you’re going to do it and the Universe will move out your way.
Mahatma Ghandi so eloquently said, “Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions.”
I realized I must make a conscious choice to believe something different. Other people’s opinion of me does not have to become my reality (-Les Brown).
And when I really think about the fear I experience, I realize it isn’t real. It is a story I am telling myself based on what I think people are going to say. I talk myself out of doing what I know I should do, because of these false narratives.
Intellectually I know fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real. I mean I’ve heard the acronym more times than I can count.
It’s funny how you know the right thing to do but you don’t always apply what you know. Sometimes you just get caught up in the bullshit of life and must find your way back. I just need to find my way back; this fear is just a temporary thing.
There was a man walking along a country road and suddenly he fell into a dark, dusty hole. He immediately picked himself up and begin yelling for help. After an hour of yelling, he gave up. He sat in the dark waiting for someone to save him. After several days, someone heard him moaning, and helped him out of the hole.
Another man was walking along the same road and he too suddenly fell into the dark, dusty hole. He immediately picked himself up and begin yelling for help. When no one heard his cries, he got on his hands and knees and begin feeling around the dirty cave floor for something he could use to get himself out. To his surprise he found a flashlight. The light illuminated the hole, and he was able to find a small crawl space which led him back to the surface.
When life hits you hard do you wait for someone to save you or do you save yourself?
How long do you stay down when experiencing a setback?
When you experience a setback, what resources do you rely on to create new opportunities?