SPIRITUAL More vs. Less alternatives. Granted, I’m no expert… These are all just thoughts and ideas. No one should attempt to do it all. Simply put the pieces together to craft the complete puzzle that best fits you!!
Soul more. Ego less: Would you rather have a perfect SOUL over a perfect BODY? Both take hard work, focus & determination. We all stumble. We all fall. Often it is our MIND that stands in our way. If you can change your mind, you can change your life. Release your ego. It stands in your way. Lead with your soul… You can’t go wrong.
Forgive more. Grudge less: Forgiveness is just as much for YOU as it is for the person you forgive. It releases you. Otherwise you keep yourself chained to all those negative emotions. What a heavy burden to carry around with you. Release it. Move on. You’re better than resentment, hatred, or vengefulness, right? Rise above it… isn’t it time? Aren’t you worth it?! Yes, Yeeesssss YOU ARE worth it!!! People make mistakes. Hey, we’re all human. Sometimes… you gotta grant a second chance in order to experience MAGIC… pure and splendid MAGIC!!
Believe more. Doubt less: If you don’t believe in the P-O-S-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y of magic… then you’ll never, EVER find it!! Believing… is ½ the battle. Throw caution into the wind. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING… with a little hard work and perseverance… JUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. It is tragic to be held back from achieving a goal; even worse if YOU are the one holding yourself back. Sure, you’ll trip along the way. Who doesn’t? But first and foremost, get out of your own way!!! The power of potential is EXHILARATING and UNLIMITED!!! No matter what happens… it will all work out for the best!! Having continued faith in yourself and others is what will ensure that comes true!! Perhaps… it is time to start overturning some stones!!
Accept more. Judge less: Everyone wants to be accepted. Each of us wants to know we matter. If you want to find fault… you will. If you want to find agreement… you will. If you want to find happiness… you will. If you want to find discontentment… you will. No matter what you look for… guaranteed… you WILL FIND IT!! Adjust your perception and alter your life!!
Love more. Hate less: Hatred is a heavy burden to carry. Release hatred from your heart. Fill your life with love. Even… love those you believe are against you. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. Perfection is boring!!! Flaws make life interesting… This is the only life you’ve got, so you better LOVE it. If you don’t, then make the necessary moves to shape your life into what you want because before you know it… your life is done!!!
Listen more. Talk less: Ever find yourself thinking of a relatable story in your head while the other person is talking and simply waiting for your moment when they pause, so you can jump in, take over and tell your story? STOP IT!! When having a conversation… truly listen. Stop your thoughts. Stop talking. Listen. Tell yourself: WAIT (why am I talking?). People want to be heard!! Do your part, so when you need to share the other person will be willing to listen.
Do more. Fear less: You must be willing to look like an ABSOLUTE fool in order to be successful. There really is no room for vanity in success. Pride is useless. Throw caution into the wind. Take risks. Be bold. Mistakes happen. They don’t break you. They shape you… mold you into a better person. Don’t run from mistakes… embrace them!! “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby. Mistakes = experience. Experience teaches. Grow. Learn. Mistakes and failure build a foundation that success is built upon. Fail. Lay your foundation. Enjoy your success!!! Fear and love cannot reside in the same place; nor fear and faith, so do what you can to release your fears. Ask. Believe. Receive.
Compromise more. Fight less: Do you wanna be happy or do you wanna be right? Sometimes you need to let it go!! “A criticism is a REALLY BAD WAY to make a request. Why don’t you just make a request instead?” – Diane Sawyer. Might be easier on both parties and surprisingly may lead to getting what you really want, right? Lead with the positive and watch possibilities transform into probabilities!!
Ask more. Assume less: Yes, ask questions. There is no room for assumptions in a relationship… Any relationship – with your love, family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. Ask questions. Talk. Share. Be honest and open. Never assume. We are all different. We think, believe, talk and understand in our own unique ways. Communication = healthy relationship!!! Talk it out. Period. Point. Blank.
Smile more. Expect less: Challenge yourself each day to be the VERY best version of yourself… to exude happiness and joy… share a smile… to be upbeat and optimistic!! Some days are certainly easier than others!! Your optimism will have a positive impact on others. Even without expecting anything in return, you will find that providing joy to others also brings you happiness. Win. Win!!
Imagine more. Regret less: When it comes to your inner dreams, hopes and desires, do NOT listen to your logic or reason!! ONLY listen to your heart and your soul. Through those… all things are possible. Never. Never listen to your head when it comes to your passions. Your head lies. Your heart and soul do not. Take comfort in knowing your path. Throw fear into the wind and head in the direction of your bliss!!! “80% of success is just showing up.” – Woody Allen. Life is what you make it. Is there something you’ve ALWAYS wanted to do? What is holding you back? Break the chains that bind. Make a plan. Take action. What are you waiting for, eh? Do not let life pass you by… when you take your last breath… take comfort in knowing you left NO stone unturned… no regrets, baby!!
Live more. Try less: Life is a string of choices. Moments which become memories. When in doubt… just give it a whirl. We are the sum of our experiences!! Chances are fleeting. If you’re not careful… you could miss YOUR chance. Go out there. Make it happen. Take your chance and run with it. Remember what Yoda said to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: “Do or do not – there is no try.” Take Yoda’s advice. Give it your ALL when you do something. And if it doesn’t work… start over!! Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. Take action. Whether you like it or not. Man up. Suck it up. Walk it off. Make it happen. Do the damn thing…
Ultimately… pay attention to your life. Follow your inner GPS. Only YOU know your own path!!! Live your truth. Find your authentic self. Ignoring who YOU are is a ridiculous omission of life. Buck up. You are who you are, right? Your life is a reflection of you… Look at your life. Focus. Examine your findings. Magnify. Do you like what you find? Adjust, if necessary. Surround yourself with people who reinforce your best self. Allow them to be your mirror of self reflection. Sometimes they have a better view to see the things you cannot!! Healing (emotional, physical or mental) happens gradually!!! Simply believe it is possible. Healing takes time. Perhaps more time than you ever thought you were capable of tolerating. The trick is to be patient. Believe healing is possible… then you can get your life back on track… in due time. Remember, pressure makes diamonds. Now, go out there and SPARKLE!!!
© Renae Rossman and Candy Coated Reality™