Thursday, January 30, 2014

Look UP for Resolutions

Many have said that it takes ALL that you have to make it happen...

while many OTHERS have exclaimed that it's taken a percentage of who they are to make ends meet.

Who to believe???

Take everything and everyone into account, for we ALL have a story to tell and share. Yet very few of us have LIVED what we're really about. It doesn't take very much to make you see that the grass isn't greener on the other side, though I can say this:

You haven't LIVED until you've admitted and accepted to yourself that you are your OWN cause and effect.

What does this mean???

To put it out there, 
there's no one that has made it hard and/or easy in your world except YOU

Blame and finger pointing is typical (believe me I've done plenty of this throughout the years), though it didn't sink in until I started to see a pattern that kept happening over and over again. 

To be honest, at first I thought I was going crazy and that the world just kept throwing "daggers" my way and I just kept trying to dodge them as best as I could. Then, after about the 3rd and 4th "dagger", I had that special light that came on above my head and I said, 
"So this is where everything is coming from!" 
What was it??

My very OWN wall that I wouldn't let down. Whatever it was I kept within that wall was the KEY to letting my world function the way it needed to. I kept hiding the one thing that made me so vulnerable since the beginning, my heart. 

Every cause and effect kept resulting in the same way and had the same outcome UNTIL one day I put my heart out there, I became vulnerable and made sure that I wholeheartedly BELIEVED in the vision that needed to be just that, my vision. With letting my wall down, I still made sure that my heart and mind coincided with each other and therefore kept it to where I was at level with it all, NOT ANY HIGHER and definitely NOT ANY LOWER than what ANY standard 
I believed to be true. 

To this day, EVERY cause and effect has had its major up's though my major "down's" aren't those anymore. Instead they became a part of the puzzle that didn't seem to fit, and I've simply learned to move on without resentment, finger pointing and disappointment. 

Moral of the story:

Not EVERY piece to the puzzle is supposed to fit. Instead of looking down and around for an answer, simply let down your guard and look UP for resolutions
for there's only ONE way to go and that is UP.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Good Enough

2014 has commenced! 
We're now going into the third week of the new year and as with the past first blog entries of the year, we start it off right with:

 Sarah McLachlan

An update on Sarah, she's currently recording her new album and a new tour is being planned for later on this year! Can't wait to see her once again!

This particular song of her's is one that not only we can ALL relate to, we can even experience it with others in our current lives who've needed the right amount of LOVE for their hearts. 

"Good Enough" deals with the pain circulating with chain of events that happened to us when we were in our younger years. Whether a broken home, a divorce, betrayal, or simply someone not being there for you, it can leave a lasting impression on the heart and even if you've stitched yourself up from it, the feelings never go away until YOU say they can. 

Fear, as anything else that's negative in the world, can present themselves in such a hard way that taking them out of your head can come at a cost. Surrounding yourself with the right people is KEY in knowing that LIFE can bring so much more that what you've already experienced. Things CAN change internally for as much as we can battle it for no good reason. The more we have bottled up inside, the more damage we can do to ourselves without us even knowing. 

Do you ever find that one person that wants to connect with you at every level possible??? 

So much that inside you're saying to yourself,
 "Seriously?! Why should I let you in??!"

The walls that we put up most often are the walls of FEAR and PAIN, making anything GOOD that comes our way look like the negative aspect we already feel inside. Yet if you really think about it, all it takes is a simple glance at the GOOD FAITH that person has and we can throw away the negativity out the window. It's natural to be afraid of the unknown, yet, there are those times that we have to "jump ship" as they say to make the most out of a smile.

With taking in the POSITIVE and throwing away the NEGATIVE, a NEW YEAR is a good time as ever to do what is needed for ourselves and those who surround us. All we can really do is be "Good Enough" so that  at least we can say we gave it a try, especially if you're serving as that POSITIVE influence to someone else. 

Let them know you come with the best of intentions, that you yourself know what its like to be broken and hurt and you can show them a different side to the term 'moving on'. We ALL have that moment of clarity, some sooner than the others, though in any case, we'll show that STRENGTH come in numbers.