What My World's Like

What My World Sounds Like: Simply Red

May
29

Simply Red – “Your Mirror”

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Who are you and where are you?

May
28

you-are-not-alone


Pay attention to the lessons in your journey. Be still, be quiet, be patient and you will find that your life and your body teach you more than you may know.

Many of us grow up believing it’s necessary to hide or deny parts of ourselves for acceptance: for our self-acceptance and for everyone else’s. Clearly, this logic is flawed. Nothing is more important to acceptance, whether internal or external, than self-honesty about who you are and where you are. Maybe you’re vulnerable, scared, needy, insecure, lonely, unhappy, into “strange” things “no one else” is into, a “geek”…whatever. How can you ever truly connect with yourself or anyone else without honoring your truths? You can’t so it’s ridiculous to even try.

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Affirm. Repeat. Believe…deeply.

May
26

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”

– Muhammad Ali

Who are you to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?

May
14

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us.
And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson

Great words…

May
12

If you follow my blog, you should know I love quotes. I do. Language is so extraordinarily poignant to me. Words can zero in on the essence of a thought or feeling to heal, inspire, connect, transport, support, and more; they’re magical. In the past week, I’ve come across a few gems and wanted to share.

Be inspired.

“Anybody can be normal. Normal is overrated.”
– Jentezen Franklin

“Stop acting so small and walking like the living dead. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
– Rumi

“This world is full of enchantment for those with eyes to see it.”
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

“There are reasons each of us is born. We have to find those reasons.”
The Last Airbender

“If you don’t do your dance, it doesn’t get done.”
– Gabrielle Roth

Mind as creator

May
07

mind

“What I see without is a reflection of what I have first seen within my own mind.
I always project into the world the thoughts, feelings and attitudes which preoccupy me.
I can see the world differently by changing my mind about what I want to see.”

– Gerald Jampolsky

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little versus grand

May
05

I recently spotted a box of Cinnamon Teddy Grahams at the store and thought of my friend, Kelly.

Sometimes we go in search of these grand cosmic connections, but it’s often the little things that connect us to each other. We forge relationships based on particles of commonalities: interests, personal and physical characteristics, perspectives, experiences, humor, etc.

Sharing is what truly bonds us. The irony, however, is that there is a often a sense of emotional or psychological isolation when we are more alike than not. Find a connector — a positive one. Frequently, folks build using negativity. Find the good.

There won’t always be some super deep, grand connection, but I’ve found that a string of little things can also create a strong bond.

Goodness in the blogosphere

May
04

what is optimism to you?

May
03

namaste.

May
01

you may journey in fear,
but if you instead choose faith,
you’ll emerge more whole,
finding greater strength and a greater confidence.

be courageous.

love&light...leandra