Saturday, March 22, 2014

Do You Think You'll Make It?

Doubt can get the very best of us in an instant...especially when exploring new "Territory" and taking a chance at LIFE.

When faced with the world, we have ONE of TWO situations:
 --> US against everyone else
--> An Individual making it work

Whichever one you decide to pick, they both have ONE thing in common...that is the URGE to make things happen for a greater result. Even then, we have a 50/50 OPPORTUNITY to make it work both physically and emotionally. 

Therefore now we ask this of ourselves,

"Do You Think You'll Make It?"

Ever since I was born in 1983, my family and I have experience the 'Highest of Highs' and the 'Lowest of Lows'. What was once a UNIT for one reason or another we slowly started breaking off and straying away from each other. Of course every family has their nature and especially when it comes to agreeing with one another. Everything from divorce to infighting to jealousy has plagued our UNIT and to this day, slowly but surely, we're starting to mend the damaged relationships one by one.

For as much as we've lost and have doubted ourselves individually and collectively, ONE thing's for sure...we've managed to stay true to our nature and ourselves, WILLING to make it. We've learned to gather our thoughts as individuals, work on what is needed for us to move forward in the proper direction and MOST importantly, put pride aside. Communication seems to be the lacking factor in our case, yet, it's a constant reminder of what COULD our greatest ability should we improve on the ACTION part of the word.

However you look at it, we are to own up to our actions and our feelings 110%. Nothing in this world is one sided, for there's 2 sides to every story told.
As long as we're willing to ACCEPT and OWN up to what we need to work on,
we're Individuals making it work.

WE can make it.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Scared of Losing

LIFE has many options, choices and events that shape our view and our path. It's full of surprises, yet we shouldn't be that surprised especially when it comes the choices we've made. 

Still there's ONE aspect that proves to be difficult to comprehend and swallow...
the fear and being scared of losing

Yes, as humans we know we have a beginning, middle and end, for it's inevitable that WE ALL have to go through the same aging 'life cycle'. Though its through that aging 'life cycle' that we experience the reality of emptiness. Whether losing a loved one, something material, or simply put,'s a hard entity to comprehend let alone one we must ALL feel and get through.

I tell you this though, there's nothing greater than having to lose yourself and experience firsthand the RISE of a new beginning. Facing loss is one thing, while ACCEPTING loss is another.

Why does it take so long to accept loss???

Simple...we're used to having things go in our favor and when they don't, we freak out and try to salvage what little we can so our world doesn't alter itself.

I can't express to all of you the importance of ACCEPTING the reality of loss. As much as it hurts and as much as it can leave you in a world full of fog, the denial in any way, shape, or form will only make you listen to the outside world and not who you really have to listen to,
which is yourself.

Yes you're going to be mortified and scared to 'think' of what the aftermath will become, though as everyday passes by, it's not as bad as you think. Once having accepted loss, a choice must be made to whether LINGER or LET GO.

The picture you see above is that of a 17 year old teenager that just a few months prior to that picture being taken had lost himself so much that nothing and nobody could make him believe that LIFE was worth an ounce of happiness. He had read in a magazine article that when suffering from 'Disbelief in one's soul' the best remedy is to change your OUTSIDE appearance and go in slowly and start putting back together the broken pieces that once had LIFE. He had already lost himself, his faith, a good portion of his friends, and most of all, the person who once occupied his heart. What else did he have to lose by trying out and going for what the article had suggested a reader like himself to do?? 

Well, with the help of those very few around him and GOD, he accepted the challenge of restoring his FAITH to prove to himself that losing can only make you RISE. He struggled, cried, made himself known to the world by saying, "This won't beat me!".

 2,996 days later, he ACCEPTED and  FIRMLY knows and BELIEVES there was a reason
 WHY he had to lose. He was able to ACCEPT and LET GO.

Nothing is impossible when you're scared of losing...
you can only RISE from that moment on.