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.
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.
I am blessed to have people in my circle that truly care about my wellbeing. They keep in touch often and offer a helping hand or listening ear when I have rough patches. My life is so much more meaningful with these positive influences in my life.
I hope you take the time today to reflect on the people who care about you no matter what. Life is more worthy when you have people who bring joy in your life.
It’s been two months since the beginning of the year and it’s time to check in:
How have you been?
Is your (mental, physical, spiritual, emotional) health ok?
Have you been saying your positive affirmations?
Have you been remaining positive?
Have you been accomplishing the goals you have set for yourself?
Have you been consistent with your objectives?
Have you been blessing the world with your magic?
Have you been loving yourself wholeheartedly?
Have you been tuning out the negativity?
Kudos to you if you have. I’m happy that you know your worth and you’re willing to maintain that level of consistency. I know there are days when curling up in a ball is the easiest thing, but you choose to go out there to shine bright. Remember you inspire people, so go out there and be that boss.
If you haven’t, there is still time to be your best self. You don’t have to wait until the end of the year, you can do it at any time with the right mindset. If you don’t feel like you are being pushed in that direction, it’s time to change your environment. Everyone is tasked to find their purpose in life; the longer you wait by engaging in distractions the further you are from your happiness. So do better and be better for your future self, success is waiting to be intimately acquainted with you. Sending positivity your way!
This post was inspired by a video I saw on Instagram which talks about “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.” It gives a brief explanation about why parents (descendants of slaves) behave the way they do. I found it quite insightful and helped me understand why I experienced certain things growing up as a child.
It’s no secret that how we behave stems from interactions with family, friends etc. What if these people were unaware of the traumas experienced by ancestors and classed their traits and mannerisms as cultural? What if they never learnt to question it? These behaviours would pass on and only worsen with each generation it encounters.
As a child growing up, I didn’t know the reasons for my parent’s practices; I only saw the outcome and wasn’t too happy about it. It was frustrating because I had so many questions but didn’t know who to ask, so I kept silent. Now that I’m working on healing from my childhood trauma, I now understand the reasons for their behaviour; it was based on survival. I am now more willing to forgive their actions and work on ending these patterns.
So here’s the video!
Lemme know your thoughts, I think it’s important that we start talking about generational curses and the effects so that we can heal from it.
Pax, Felicitatem et Viribus, Nomadic Mind Wanderer
No matter how crazy things get in your life, it will always get better. No matter how many no’s you receive, the yes you deserved will come into your peripheral. No matter if you are sad and frustrated, better days will be around the corner. You have to be mindful that life consists of victories and trials. The victories you may encounter may be the most subtle. If you think you haven’t encountered one recently, you need to refocus your mindset. It’s time to dwell on the little things because those are the moments that get you through difficult times. Don’t be hard on yourself, if you don’t get to complete something. Your soul probably gathered all that it needed to grow, and it’s time to let go. Don’t punish yourself; you can only do your best with the opportunities you have. Remember that you are a beautiful soul; if you were to swap lens with an outsider, you would be amazed at the effect you have on people. Not all you desire is meant for you, sometimes not receiving something could be saving your life. Master knowing thyself and the art of letting go Never regret any decision you make as it was the best choice for you at the moment. If it wasn’t positive, then you remember the outcome to prevent it from happening again. Love yourself and treat it right, Do the things that make you happy no matter how weird it appears to others. Just a reminder that being you is enough and no matter how small it is your presence makes an impact on the world.
“Growing up, I wasn’t dreaming about the traditional life goals of getting married and having children. I did see myself as a forensic pathologist and have dog babies. However, lately, it seems as if my career goals are against me. I never wanted to end up here, but I had no choice to accept this job, and now I feel stuck. I remember being in the last year of my undergraduate program I got selected for this prestigious internship. I was so excited, but that was short-lived. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I lost the opportunity. Ironically, this happened around thanksgiving. How could I be thankful when I felt like a failure, this hurt more than any relationship I encountered. My one goal in life, shattered, I’m not sure what I can do from here.”
“I got the opportunity to come to another country to study. It was a dream to pursue my degree of choice. Moving here was great, but there were lots of things to adjust, coming from a small island. Having people not understand my accent, so I have to speak quite slow, not being able to get my comfort foods, not being able to meet up with my friends and dealing with an extremely fast-paced place. These things were nothing in comparison to the shock of the weather. Coming when it was summer was bearable, but when it came to winter, I was unable to fathom how the sun was out, and it was so cold. I got sick quite a lot because no matter how I dressed, I still felt cold. It was indeed a shock because I didn’t know anyone, so it was school and home. I scroll through social media to get an idea of what was going on at home, but that can’t help me with my loneliness. I see all my friends celebrating milestones, and I’m not there to share in the joy.”