Warriors in Life

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Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.  See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name. – Rabindranath Tagore

 

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Impermanence

“If you don’t like where you are, then MOVE….you are not a tree.”

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ATTENTION….

Be attentive paying close attention to your internal and external needs.  – Asa Don Brown

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Empty Spaces

We shape into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.  – Tao Saying

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Shaped by life…

I would love to live like a river flows….carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.  John Donohue

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Wisdom

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Our past

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. –   Emerson

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Changing our Behaviour

Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behaviour does. – Timber Hawkeye

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Sloth – Conquered by Courage

“What is easily done can be easily undone. To move steadily forward on one’s chosen path, step after step, whether or not others are watching; to meet difficulties with the steady, relentless strength of ceaselessly flowing water—such firmness of purpose, such integrity and perseverance builds a foundation that can never be compromised.” – Daisaku Ikeda

Sloth and apathy come into our life when we stop growing and learning.

At no point in our life is there a time where we can sit back and say “There’s nothing more to learn.”  Every relationship or partnership involves give and take, surrender and negotiation, and at times this is very challenging.

We say to ourselves “If only everyone would think like I do and just come along with my plans, life would be easier.”  That illusion may seem possible in your world but the truth is we have to work with the whole for the whole to work.  We are all different and deserve to be listened to and considered.

Overcoming laziness, or the ability to do things that we do not want to do, is a crucial part of gaining success. Things simply have to get done and relationships have to be worked on. When we come to terms with this fact, that in order to grow we will have to face our fears and feel uncomfortable, life becomes easier.

Sloth is about expecting that all we have worked for and achieved will last forever because that is what we deserve.  We feel entitled to put our feet up and let someone else do the hard work.  There is nowhere to go in life when we keep this attitude.  We need to take responsibility on every level, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Making empty promises and indulging in avoidant behaviours that distract you from what you really should be doing, keeps you occupied, and unable to see your true destiny.

Courage will take you to places that you never believed possible.  It instills confidence and intuition and the ability to surrender to our ego and connect to a higher self and purpose.

The courageous learn to participate mindfully in life, focusing on what they can do in this moment rather than sitting back and scripting the same story, “If only……”

The courageous choose to explore who they are and who they can become in their relationships and in life.  They recognise that they are on this earth to experience love and that their courage will help them face their fears and adapt to the ever-changing circumstances that life presents.

There is never a more perfect time to start then in this moment.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
something else is more important than fear.”  – Ambrose Redmoon

The Power to Create

“Because you and I have the power to impute beauty on anything under the sun. Because you become the labels you give yourself. If you declare you’re beautiful – not despite your imperfections, but because of them – then you are.” – Bo Sanchez

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Do we know we have this much power in our life?  I think some of us do and the reason why most of us don’t, is because if we agree with the first paragraph, then we understand that we are responsible for everything we have created in our lives and that there is no-one else to blame for it.

We all have things happen to us throughout our lives.  The stories we tell ourselves about how and why, are what fuel our beliefs. If we argue for our weaknesses, who will argue for our strengths? We must allow for our weaknesses, but move on despite them. If we can believe that we can, we’re half way there. If we believe that we cannot, we’re already doomed. Choose your beliefs wisely, they will impact your life everyday.

Knowing that your word has such power, consider the advice of best-selling author Don Miguel Ruiz: be impeccable with your word.

To be impeccable with your word is to speak with truth and love. Be honest with how you speak to yourself and others.  Take time one day, to write down how many times you judge yourself or others.  Let your mind become conscious of how you think, of how you believe your life is unfolding.  In allowing yourself to become conscious of this process, you will begin to awaken this unlimited power you have within and you will begin to make decisions that empower and enhance your life.

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life – Anthony Robbins

The word “power” has been used as a catch-all and has thus eliminated full understanding of the human role of being connected to this power.   Control is not power.  Control is the abuse or misuse of an ability.  Others may connect the word “power” to authority.  We may give our authority to others by not speaking or walking our truth, but we cannot give away our power.  We may bury our talents, be afraid to use them, or even deny our skills for fear or failure or misuse, but no-one can force us to destroy them.

Connect to this power within you.  Understand you need to take responsibility in your choices each day and through those choices, you create every event in your life.   Become aware of how you begin and end each day with your thoughts and actions and start to change the story you have always told yourself.

“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability……It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.”   – Anthony Robbins