Among the slightly overgrown hedges outside my home, I noticed a beautiful flower blooming, so mesmerising I was focused on it for quite some time. That long in fact that my children and I had almost missed their bus to school.
The following morning having totally forgotten about this flower, I was sitting in my partners car waiting to get a lift to my children’s school due to sudden wet weather. This flower once again caught my eye, this time filling my heart with sadness. The flower was no longer a bright white blooming beauty but a brown wilted mess.
I imagined life as the life of this flower, a single person non- existent to most, others seeing the beauty within then going back to their busy lives and forgetting about what they had witnessed, then those who see this beauty shining bright and wanting to know this person for everything they are and everything they hold inside.
Every moment of our lives is precious, and each moment should be cherished and enjoyed. We don’t help ourselves when we get lost in the past or contemplate on the future, for if we do we miss the great things of being ‘here and now’. Here in this moment, and living in the now.
You may miss the sudden joy of seeing your children laughing at something so simple, the loving smile on your partners face as they glance over at you, that tiny, funny, weird looking beetle climbing up your kitchen window. What ever is in your ‘now’, you can be sure that if your mind is in the past or focused on the future, you are bound to miss something truly amazing.
Each of us is sent here with a purpose to unfold
Each given only so much time to complete before you’re old.
Upon arrival you are sure of the plan to be unfurled
But as you grow you then absorb the teachings of the world.
You’re taught about the things in life what’s real and right and true
You’re told by those that love you most what you’re suppose to do.
You’re taught about what’s right and wrong based on what they believe
To often shown your limitations, not what you can achieve.
You continue on your journey and do the best you can
To follow this direction these established ways of man.
You stay within the boundaries of these things you’re told are true
Knowing little of the damage long term that they can do.
Through this ensuing process your memories get weak
Your once held purpose since replaced, with the material things you seek.
The plan that you were sent here for now a distant memory
It’s the earthly teaching you’ve received that makes it faint you see.
As life goes on you start to sense that you have lost your way
Not realizing yet that false beliefs have brought you here today.
Achieving all that they have claimed would bring you happiness
There’s still a hunger deep within, these “things” cannot suppress.
You search for deeper meaning you long to find the truth
Not just what others say is right and taught you in your youth.
But true answers to your questions that point you toward the light
Which lead you toward that once known path, and brings your purpose back in sight.
You’ve come upon a place in life there’s unrest in your soul
The path that you’ve been following leaves you feeling less than whole.
You begin to seek your purpose that which you were sent to do
You reflect on many things you’ve learned but few of them ring true.
So many things that you were taught you find to be untrue
Innocently by those you love who taught you all they knew.
The more you learn the more your mind resists this newfound news
It goes against what’s stored within and creates conflicting views.
Emotions stir your thoughts run wild they shout for you to “Cease”
But the more you seek, and the more you find, the more you feel at peace.
Your search goes on new truths revealed with every passing day
How could it be those childhood lessons have caused you to lose your way?
Confusion mounts frustration grows as you seek to find what’s right
The road seems dark and lonely as you journey toward your plight.
But soon the fog starts lifting and as you learn to clear your mind
A faint little voice within you says “Keep seeking and you’ll find.”
You keep on searching deeper you know it’s there somewhere
You ask your God to help you, and say a little prayer.
And then one day that inner voice speaks up once again
“All the answers that you’re seeking, can be found if you’ll look within.”
“It’s outside interference that keeps truth from coming through
Just go within, grow quiet child, and you’ll discover what is true.
Your struggle to awaken is due to your own choice
It’s due to all the noise out there that drowns the “inner voice.”
“Learn to differentiate the teachings of your youth
The limiting and false beliefs you now perceive as truth.
It is due to man made teachings that make your spirit tire
For they are such that interfere with achieving your desires.”
“You’ve been told that dreams you hold are far beyond your means
That what you long to experience is reserved for kings and queens
Your only limitations are based on what you believe
Shed these limitations learned and you will soon achieve.”
“Awaken and become aware of all you say and think
Doing so will provide you with that one last missing link
For it is these that shape your outcomes each and every day
Learn to change them starting now and you’ll have found your way.”
“As you learn to discipline your thoughts and conscious mind
Each answer that you seek today, you will surely find.
Then learn to recognize the voice that leads you on your way
Take action on it’s guidance, and do so without delay.”
“Discover how to seperate from falsehoods you perceive as truth
Those false beliefs that you were taught and absorbed while in your youth.
Now walk the path and take the steps I’ve revealed to you today
Be persistent, persevere and you will find your way.”
“There will be days that you will doubt what you have learned today
Just understand that life will throw some obstacles your way.
But as they come just realize and deep within you know
Each of them is happening as a means to help you grow.”
“The guidance you’ve received today will take you toward your dream
Just follow each and every word, no matter how things seem.
And keep your desire in focus, plant the outcome in your mind
Ignore those who belittle you and your treasure you will find.”
An “Inner Knowing” lights your path as you’re shown what is to be
The steps to take are “crystal clear” the plan is plain to see.
You start to take the steps toward your ever perfect plan
With an unexplainable “knowingness” uncommon for a man.
The excitement that’s within you grows as your dreams start taking form
Some days seem so effortless while some you bare the storm.
But on those days you persevere, stay focused and believe
Remembering the voice within that promised you’d achieve.
On those days the dark clouds gather and it seems you can’t get through
And all those in your circle say, “There’s nothing you can do.”
You dig down deep within you find some energy somewhere
And keep on trudging forward cause you know you’re almost there.
When the seeds that you’ve been sowing just won’t seem to grow
So much time and effort spent with so little fruit to show.
With the tools that you’ve discovered, you nurture them with care
Then keep on planting more and more, knowing soon you will be there.
Regardless of what others say you think back on that day
Reflecting now upon the price you knew you’d have to pay.
You refocus on your vision all the good you have to share
And keep your fire burning cause you’re sure your almost there.
When you’re feeling worn and tired and you’re ready to give in
Your worldly thoughts start telling you there’s no way you can win.
You visualize the sunny skies don’t fall into despair
And keep on taking baby steps cause you know you’re almost there.
And then one day it happens the light starts breaking through
All the effort you’ve put forward starts producing what you knew.
The joy you feel inside you shows, excitement fills the air
Your proud of your accomplishments cause now you’ve made it there.
Through your determination and the guidance that you sought
The answers came upon you when you were least distraught.
The guidance that you longed for could never make it through
When those negative emotions of doubt and fear were indwelling you.
When you look back on the challenges this goal has put you through
You see them now as benefits, it’s because of them you grew.
You’ve learned that fear and anguish block the guidance that you sought
That those few times you felt cut off were due to your own thought.
You think of all that you have learned and how you’ve come so far
The dream that you are living now was once a distant star.
The obstacles you made it through, the blood and sweat and tears
How the faint small voice within you helped to overcome your fears.
And now it’s time to rest you think from all that you’ve been through
But that still small voice within you says “You’ve another job to do.
For there are those who long and hope to fulfill their dreams someday
So share your words help clear the path for others on the way.”
“You have so much to offer now it’s a shame to let it lay
Go within you find the strength to begin it now, today.
And use your sweet life lessons, with others you can share
And help as many as you can to also make it there.”
This guidance rings within you, knowing deep you can’t ignore
It’s this same small voice that got you through when you felt so weak before.
You go within and seek the strength to help all those out there
Who really seek your guidance and the following you share….
“The answers are available to any who will seek
Just take the time and go within when you are feeling weak.
The blessings are unlimited with so much left to spare
When things seem hard just persevere, and you too, will get there.”
“Find within you Gratitude no matter how things seem
Express it each and every day while working toward your dream.
And magically as you express all things your grateful for
The key you seek will then appear that opens up the door.”
“Your life long dreams will be attained if only you believe
Just focus on them daily and soon you will achieve.
All the things you long for and all you dream to do
Just persevere and keep on going and soon you’ll see it through.”
“All these things will manifest that you have dreamt to do
If you will only follow this plan that’s laid for you.
Just keep it fresh upon your mind and daily go within
Above all else don’t ever quit and you will surely win!”
“And when you reach that pinnacle stop a while and rest
But jump back in and show the way to all those who request.
By following this guidance and helping all you can
You will have fulfilled your purpose and the Universal Plan.”
We each were sent here for a time a mission to complete
False teachings learned along the way we must now learn to delete.
And each must search and find within their own unbiased truth
And recall the reason you were sent, which you knew once in your youth.
The biggest battle is not what your eyes and your mind see in front of you, the real battle is within. You are the only thing between where you are now and what ever it is you want… So stop looking around for the answer you may be seeking and instead look inside, you have everything you will ever need within you right now.
Many people are quick to judge the vastly differing choices I have made in a bid to find the perfect career. As a writer these past choices have given me the ability to produce professional work over numerous fields. Without them this ability would be limited only to various creative writing styles without the depth one could achieve through true knowledge of the subject matter - somewhat like an amateur blogger posting useless information.
Every choice we make on our journey through life grants us some sort of positive quality. Be it a lesson to learn and grow from, or something that will positively influence us into the future.
Next time you tell someone what it is you are thinking of trying and they don’t seem to approve, remember, this is your life, you make the choices, and there is no such thing as failure - only unequivocal benefits. Reach fearless!
tumblrbot asked: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?
Being in a bad mood is a feeling, and we all have a choice on how we feel. You can choose to stay in that bad mood or you can acknowledge it and then do what you need to so that you can move forward.
Our thoughts are much like the tide drifting in and out and our emotions are much the same. If you acknowledge and understand what has put you in this bad mood you can easily get yourself out of it. Never dwell on what causes you to feel these negative emotions. Instead find out what conquer’s them. Be mindful of what makes you happier and what eliminates this mood. Once you master this the next time that bad mood creeps up on you, you can be confident that you can rid yourself of it as quick as it started tapping on your shoulder.
Words – A single distinct meaningful element that is written, carved, spoken verbally or even with our very hands. One of the most deepest ways to express ones feelings. Without them would the world around us possibly befall into a dull lifeless existence? Or would it be an envoy of enlightenment in the peaceful stillness of a silent mind?
Everyone we meet, whether they are in our lives for a single moment, just a season or a whole lifetime has come along for a reason. Everything we put out into the world unconsciously, what we do and what we think, creates an attraction of like. If we act or think negatively we will attract negative things and negative people. If we are positive we will start to attract all things great. This is the law of attraction and it is in every part of our lives, therefore what we think and feel also calls in the new people we meet. For a moment, a season, or a lifetime these people are in our lives for a reason. It’s up to us to figure out why, and use it to move forward in life.
If you do happen to attract negative things or negative people into your life you can turn it around. You are the creator of your destiny so redirect it in a positive way and you will soon send those unhappy feelings packing.
Life is so precious… 8 years ago I was given the most important gift. A second chance at life that sadly others never got to receive. To this day I have and always will live my life not just for my children and I but for those that have fallen in the fight for survival, for those that lost theirs lives to abuse and domestic violence.