It’s very rare to find someone that genuinely cares about you, that’s wants to see you achieve all of your goals, that’s wants to help you grow as a person and be by your side every step of the way. If you have that type of person never let them go, it’s really rare to find...
...the excitement when @cleowade's first official copy of HEART TALK lands in the office. We can't wait for you to read! A mood brightener and spirit riser when the world feels heavy. As Cleo would say, "Be kind. It shakes the world." #HeartTalk#bookstagram#37Ink#CleoWade
For the weekend,
For the awesome people and moments in life,
For what's achieved and also for what's yet to be achieved.
There's a lot to talk about. Let's do it one at a time.
You know to yourself what makes You happy. I am talking about Your happiness, and I am highlighting it as Your happiness usually depends on a lot others... Some that don't even matter or you may not matter to them.
Keep them close for whom you are the world, and those closer who make you feel like You, the real you, who keep supporting and encouraging you.
Don't let your happiness or path depend on what you see on social media. Most of the times it's not even real. Create your happiness, by finding what you like and pursuing it... One step at a time.
Most importantly, stop comparisons with anyone. That kills. Every person has a journey of their own.
You travel on your own and make beautiful memories... Good things will follow. Not easy.. but they do, you only need to look at them and accept with an open mind.
The words are from heart. Let me know if you can relate to it.
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Just having a “ME Day” over here, and loving every second of it. 💙 (Self-care moments in my stories.) Next stop, checking out a new yoga studio in my neighborhood. 🙏🏻 See previous post for my daily novel length #hearttalk / #realtalk . 📜 #sorrynotsorry#cantstopwontstop ✌️
These words by @victoriaericksonwriter are resonating so deeply right now. The hurt I felt in 2016 propelled me into a fiery 2017. 🔥A year which was mostly driven by my desire to succeed at everything I pursued. Part of that desire stemmed from a need to make a swift transition into the next chapter of my life. And so I did. Last year was full of new experiences, new friendships, and a renewed sense of belief in my abilities. I watched and allowed old doors to close, and welcomed and witnessed new ones opening.⠀
But towards the end of last year I found myself feeling depleted, rigid, and straight up irritable (a feeling that has followed me into 2018.) Yes, I was tired, but it was more than that. Despite the fact that I had traveled 4 times in 12 months, and was fortunate to experience beautiful places and beautiful moments, as a WHOLE, I felt that I hadn’t given myself the opportunity to experience a lot of JOY. Most of my happiness was based on my work-related “successes”, and also in witnessing the happiness, joy and love that my friends were experiencing. Because I felt they deserved it, and that made me happy. Inside, I found myself reflecting a lot on the times when I felt that EASEFUL sense of happiness. 🌞⠀
Now I am coming to the realization that I deserve, and am WORTHY of experiencing that feeling again. Last night at our intention setting @consciouscreativescircle I wrote down a few “career” goals/ intentions I had.. but the one intention I decided to share with the group was my desire to add more PLAY into my life this year. 🤸🏻♂️⠀
I will still be working on everything I’ve been working towards (which is a journey that started well before last year), but this intention of incorporating more PLAY, experiencing more JOY, and feeling FREER and LIGHTER is what’s going to be driving all the choices I make this year. Healing is not an overnight process, there are so many layers, and so many different paths to it. For myself, this feels like the natural next step.❤️
क्यूँ ज़िन्दगी की राह में मजबूर हो गए
इतने हुए करीब कि हम दूर हो गए
ऐसा नहीं कि हमको कोई भी खुशी नहीं
लेकिन ये ज़िन्दगी तो कोई ज़िन्दगी नहीं
क्यों इसके फ़ैसले हमें मंज़ूर हो गए..
There will be none whatsoever to take responsibility for your failures at the end of your life even when some people are making choices for your life day and night subtly. And controlling/making note of your every choice and move. This is the perils of having a negative, draining, and a toxic relationship. They will forget the things they said and did that eroded your emotional stability and self esteem every single day. When you share your feelings and worries with them, they'll feel offended and yet they'll remember every detail of your failure, weaknesses and inconsistencies. This will happen more if you are prone to clinical depression. They don't believe in depression and healing. There are millions of such people who still live in their bubble with a tunnel vision. These are people who love status quo and won't move an inch towards change/growth. Do yourself a favor. Protect your self esteem from such negative people. Faith#Reflect#Hope#Patience#Quotes#LifeLessons#Healing#soul#soultalk#hearttalk#writerscommunity#writers#writersofinstagram#muslimwriters
Have you been thinking about limiting beliefs in your life and what you can do to ensure that they don’t hold you back?
If you have, then HURRAH!!! for you. The fact that you are already thinking about overcoming those limiting thoughts is a sign that you are already half through to where you need to be.
If you are not sure if you have been entertaining those thoughts then here are a few prompts to help you figure it out
1. Do you have a RULE that is preventing you from getting started on your goals?
2. Do pessimistic thoughts reoccur in your head every time you think about your dreams?
3. Are you making unnecessary assumptions about if you can achieve/commit to your goals?
4. Have you created self-defeating conclusions about past failures and allowed them prevent you from stepping forward?
If you see these or any others in your life (this is just a brief list), the good news is that you can reprogram your mind to ensure that your belief systems are allowing you attempt and accomplish great things. The plan is to replace negative thoughts with empowering ways of thinking
Here are a few questions to get you thinking in new ways
1. What adjectives can I use to describe myself that make me feel good? How many positive words can you put in after “I am ……” 2. What evidence do I have to disprove this limiting belief?
3. What is the exact opposite, positive way of thinking about this limiting thought pattern?
4. Think of a person who has already achieved your desired goal. What attitudes, ways of thinking, and mindsets do they adopt to be the successful person they are?
The more unique your new beliefs, the more you believe them and the more empowering and effective they will be for you! Overcoming limiting beliefs requires that you commit to reading and saying these new beliefs every day - especially in the trying situations.
Share with others the ways you are building empowering beliefs for your life?
Lately, I’ve been watching videos and reading about/ in conversations about broken hearts. Interestingly enough it’s been men that have been sharing their wisdom and experiences on this subject- which is so beautiful and refreshing. To see a man be vulnerable and clear - able to communicate their experience on an emotional level is an amazing thing. (Gratitude @kadrikurgun @jordanbowditch) Every one of these courageous men repeated the same message, and the overarching wisdom they have left me with is this- if your heart is in pain it means that your heart is also open. A closed heart is not able to feel love or pain.
Woah! - and here I thought that broken meant closed - not functioning- not able to love anymore. Nope -broken means able to love - to feel everything- to be the most open. And if you value an open heart as I do that perspective can flip your reality. This concept made me realize that
heartbreak creates an opening to love, and a huge opportunity to access a love for yourself. It offers a direct path of understanding your own heart. I have experienced a lot of heart break in my life and am surprised that I only now really see the beauty in it. Looking back it has often lead me to a path of honoring myself and learning to love myself. I have always just assumed that my heart is damaged and hardened from those experiences, but it turns out that this is not true. The thing that shifted and transformed within me through heartbreak is that it expanded my level of self love, and strengthened my ability to honor myself. It has led my heart to not only be open but courageous, compassionate, and wise. It is amazing to see my heart in this new light. ✨💜✨ So - honor your heart and it’s journey it will always lead you back to your most beautiful self.
#theheart#hearttalk#openheart#deepthoughts#dancevideo#movementvideo#movement#danceitout#dancinginnature#danceyourheartout#paganvibes#priestessvibes#artistlife#yogalife#inspiredbynature#exploretocreate#travellife#massachusetts#reversevideo#shotoncanon Gemini Rising 🎶 Best case life
I have met plenty of people who say, "Don't live in the past. Past is past. Move on." Here is the fun part. The same people carry so many past wounds and scars until this day. It's clearly visible to those who understand what lies beneath the surface, who are thorough with the language of emotions and those who read between the lines. They easily tell you to move on without processing your feelings/emotions carrying your unresolved issues into the future the same way they talk to themselves internally. These people equate feelings/emotions to human weakness. They have suppressed their emotional wounds and shoved it down deep inside their heart without processing or resolving them. They are carrying past resentment and unresolved issues. They aren't in touch with their own feelings. So beware of those who don't encourage or permit you to heal your heartwounds. If you are someone who is willing to heal your unresolved past wounds, be in touch with your feelings and move on in life with a fresh perspective, then congratulations! You are among some of the strongest and bravest people to walk on the face of this earth. #Faith#Reflect#Hope#Patience#Quotes#LifeLessons#Healing#soul#soultalk#hearttalk#writerscommunity#writers#writersofinstagram#muslimwriters
🙏🏼”Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord."
🙏🏼”Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my most treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine...”
🙏🏼”If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.”
🙏🏼”Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess."
🙏🏼”You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
🙏🏼”Observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations,...Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.”
~1 King 2:3🙏🏼
🙏🏼” This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.”
🙏🏼”We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
🙏🏼”And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”
~2 John 1:6🙏🏼
🙏🏼”He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
🙏🏼”Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
🙏🏼”But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”
🙏🏼”For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.”
I just wrapped up a session with one of my beautiful clients. What a gift it is to be doing the work I always knew I was meant for. If you’re drawn toward personal development, wellness or feeling stuck in any area of your life, I would love to connect & create a little magic together. 💕✨
रख हथेलियों पर अपने सपनों को…
उड़ा दूँ आसमानों में..
बादलों की शक्ल दूँ
उड़ें वो हवा के बहाव में।
लौटें शाम को..
मेरी हथेलियों पर वापस।
सूरज की लालिमा ओढ़े,
सुर्ख़ रंगों से सरोबार।
मुझे अपना रंग देने….
एक नया जीवन देने!
Have you ever felt called to more?
When I was active in the church I remember people sharing their experiences of feeling ‘called by God’. God, or just a result of a weekend I’ve been able to dedicate more time to myself, I’m feeling called to more.
But I don’t know what it is for certain, yet.
How do I address my wild heart as a 30 year old, 30 weeks pregnant? If Norah is born living, how do I not get distracted and inadvertently let go of this feeling?
What can I do to quench my thirst to make a difference? What’s the best way to make authentic connections with people?
My mind is working on these things that lay heavy on my heart. How do I put them into action?
I know I can’t be alone in this feeling. I’d love to hear what’s on your hearts. #hearttalk#differencemakers#wildheart#calledtobecreative#calledtolove#calledtoserve#shareyourheart
“Loneliness doesn’t come from having no people in our lives, but from not knowing how to communicate those things that are of greatest importance to us.” - C.G. Jung
#soultalk - Learning how to engage in healthy #communication is a key part of what allows for connection and getting what you NEED in life. *
It’s a skill acquired through many means, and for me, was mostly through difficult relationships and hard experiences.
Has this always been easy for you or did you have to learn this through other means? Feel free to share below <3
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