Posted in Inspiration, Quotes, Wisdom

Allow yourself to be loved

Art A. Andrew Gonzalez

Different things inspire me at different times. I have always been a sucker for quotes and wise sayings because I think they are confirmation for various stepping stones along our journey. Other times these confirmations serve as inspiration to keep going, or perhaps to consider a different approach and point of view.

Recently I realized that I am in need of some healing. I never fully dealt with some early trauma in my life that continued into my adulthood and beyond. I have carried these burdens for many years, decades even, and allowed them to manifest illness in the form of RA within my body. My blog is a warriors journey, and warriors give the impression to be strong beings, right? I have always had to be strong, and I’ve been strong, perhaps too strong for too long. It’s time for some changes and I’m not saying to get weak, but in my opinion there is much strengths that lies in the ability to be vulnerable. Others could easily perceive it as being soft, but have you ever found the courage to wear your heart on your sleeve, trusting, believing and hoping that you won’t get hurt in the end? Have you put yourself last, putting everyone else before you? I know I have, and the following quote stood out and spoke to me, perhaps as a reminder for the “Now” in my journey. If you believe that everything has meaning and is relevant for that given time you encounter it, you will believe that there are no ordinary moments and everything has purpose.

When Teresa of Avila was asked what she did in prayer, she replied, “I just allow myself to be loved.”

~Anthony de Mello

Maybe it’s time….

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Posted in Inspiration, Quotes

Dalai Lama Wisdom

Take a break from the worries of yesterday and the fears of tomorrow and remember a little wisdom from the Dalai Lama. May it help you and bring peaceful moments into your day.

He said, “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live.”

Posted in Life, Quotes

The Choice was mine to make

The choice is always ours and this time I really stayed true to myself. The path’s past has been anything but easy, and I have yet to find out where the road is taking me, but I’m going for it. I won’t lie and there have been times I said “enough already, I need a break”, but I also have to let you know that it is truly a “no pain, no gain” kind of game. The most meaningful times have been those of adversity, when the most valuable lessons are learned. I don’t have any hard feelings for the past, it made me who I am today and I turned out ok.

I am excited for what lies ahead, about the things I know, and the mysteries, the unknown that is yet weaving it’s way into my journey. I am embracing that the magic lies in the things we don’t always know, and I am learning a few new principles along the way. One of them is not to worry and to believe that the universe has a plan. Kind of scary, right, surrendering all control and going with the flow. You be amazed how liberating and freeing it can be. Luckily I can explore such options, and I’m grateful that I can dream big, that I can pursue the possibilities that I breathe already. That I am able to chase what I am passionate about, and dare to be uniquely me. The choice was mine to make and it didn’t come free or without a fight. It was hard and challenging, cruel and trying, lonely, painful and beautiful at the same time, but it was worth it, and in the end I’ll do it all over again. The trick is to see the lessons and have a willingness to grow as a person. With those weapons by your side, bitterness and defeat will never have a chance, but the chances are great that you will grow into exactly the person you already respect in your mind. You may even be proud of your “Now” without focusing about how great life will be, when….It already is, learn to count your blessings…the choice is yours.

A poem by Michelle Schaper that resonated with me. This one is for all of you searching. May it encourage your choice and may you find the strengths in your heart to fight your battles. Remember, you are beautiful and if I can do it, you certainly can do it. Dig deep and find the courage to answer your call. Remember you are loved.

I just wanted life to give me love and I was prepared to wait, but I had to learn to fight through life to get to love, so fighting became my fate.

I fought for what I believe in, and battled with my own mind. Destiny has made a warrior out of me and many more my kind.

So now that I’ve learned to fall in love with life, I rarely go to war, but I often visit graveyards in my heart of all the girls I’ve been before.

Posted in Awakening, Quotes

The only way

The only way you will ever awaken is through silence, not through analyzation of facts.

Not by sorting out good and bad, but through simple silence, letting go.

Letting go of all thoughts, all the hurts, all the dogmas and concepts.

Letting go of these things daily….

~Robert Adams