With each season we have the opportunity to grow or remain stagnant. I took the time to develop myself holistically so that I can prosper. It’s so easy to give up when things get difficult but it’s amazing when you know it’s time to rest so that you can return with a force.
I committed myself to address the stuff that keeps holding me back from flourishing. It turns out once I started, there were so many things that I learnt about myself. I started thinking a lot more about my toxic and positive traits. I realise I’m a beautiful soul just confused by everything that happens around me. I feel so much that it becomes too much to process, and I shut down. I have to come to notice that the entire universe responds through stimuli, a feeling. Embracing this and implementing it has been one of the most significant steps in my life.
“Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise.” Maya Angelou
I never give myself enough credit for overcoming situations in my life. I would focus more on what I lost than the good times in fear that they would end. I realise dwelling on the sad stuff was robbing me of the happiness which I created for myself and the potential for future happiness.
Why am I conditioned to fixate on that? I need to let go on the things that no longer serve me, and that is on the top of the list. I’m working on admiring the beauty of the garden as opposed to the flower that got crushed. I will always face disappointments, that’s a side effect of being alive, but how I react to it will affect future blessings.
I am such a blessing, and I should start acting this way. No amount of rubble can keep me from getting to the top. Getting comfortable should never be an option as it is the gateway to mediocrity. I know I deserve better in life; the battle is not listening to the voices that tell you otherwise.
I am more than my present circumstance, so I’m working on getting on the journey I want in my life. There will always be something preventing me from where I want to go; I just have to find a way around it to get back on the path.
I made it a goal to learn something new every day, and I have committed to continuing this goal. I had learned things that brought me joy, sadness, disgust, bewilderment; so many emotions I discovered when I took the step to leave my comfort zone. I always hear that ignorance is bliss, but I always say that it is dangerous. How is it blissful to not feed your mind and continue living without the knowledge that is produced daily for us. The world is rapidly growing, how can people not want to be apart of that community. It is not wrong to learn; you were designed to function that way. There is a shift from learning for physical survival to mental survival. Take the time to acquire a new piece of information to grow your mind; you’ll be glad you did.
Our minds crave familiarity; it requires more energy to obtain new information, and thus it is considered unfavourable. When absorbing new experiences, the brain has to forge new pathways to store the memory. During this time, our minds are experiencing information overload and trying hard to make sense of this new “normal.” For those who are surrounded by family, you are lucky to have a constant reminder to help you adjust. For those with jobs, you have an opportunity to occupy yourself during this change. These times are so uncertain, but I believe we are resilient. There have been times where mass populations have encountered wounds and have eventually healed. We will not go back to our old existence, but we will find a way to coexist naturally again.
I’m sure I’m not the only one that suffers from wanting instant results. I’m guilty of putting in the work but get frustrated when I don’t see the rewards in my timing. Every time I start a new project, this happens; I do the job, and when I don’t get rewarded, I have a breakdown. Then after I have calmed down, I realise that I am not the centre of the universe, and my expectations are unrealistic. As I previously mentioned, this happens EVERY TIME I start something new. Wouldn’t you think that it would become clear to me now? Well apparently not, I think it’s because I am stubborn. Also, I believe the hormones that trick women into wanting more babies are doing the same thing with me and patience. I am working on reminding myself that things take time to mature to tailor to my personal needs. Instant results would not be beneficial for the growth which I want for myself. I’m working on figuring out my wants vs needs before I start desiring results or else those will present itself as another burden. Repeating “I AM PATIENT” calms my soul and reminds me that waiting is one of the rules to being apart of the universe.
I was on IG, and I saw this post which said the following:
This post was a reminder of all the beautiful things I currently have in my life; I am healthy and happy. I have friends and family that I can count on no matter the circumstance. I have a job, a home, I can be creative, and spread joy. I have been surrounded by so many opportunities to improve myself. Every morning I go through my blessings, and I notice the list grows each week. I am fortunate to exist in a space where I don’t have to worry about basic needs and can move and speak freely. There are many things I’m unsure about in life but being blessed isn’t one of those things.
It’s time to start focusing on your definition of success rather than “the definition” of success. No two person’s journey is the same, therefore comparing yourself to others won’t help you grow as a person. The only comparison that is allowed is the one with your prior and present versions.
Celebrate all the mini wins along the way to that big goal. It is possible to be your best self and keep the consistency that comes with levelling up. There may be times where you don’t receive a favourable outcome, i.e. “failing”, but learning from the situation facilitates growth. Please, don’t be hard on yourself. You are successful; it you don’t believe it, ask your friends to remind you.
Hope you have a great week and remember to let go of the things that no longer serve your purpose.
You are your greatest gift and worst nightmare. You are responsible for everything that happens in your life; your thoughts and actions shape your life. It’s worth believing in your ability so you can change the world. It’s time to be your best self, your highest self!
“I am” are the two most powerful words; however, it is misused so often. We use words to demean ourselves and others for we have been conditioned to believe that it is okay. FYI, IT. IS. NOT. OKAY!! We are amazing and thus should speak words to reflect this truth. I am magical; I am greatness; I am powerful…(and the list goes on.)
I thought I was done after #jannotlongseries. However, my friend gave me the idea to have a series dedicated to black history month (US version). I thought it was dope, so I decided to take up the challenge. P.S. If you had enough of me, blame my friend! If you like it, blame me!