What My World's Like

#grateful

Oct
23

your power is yours.

Oct
15

your power is yours to keep. it exists within your thoughts, feelings, and choices. it belongs to you. don’t give it away. and don’t condemn others when you choose to give your power away because they chose not to. choose again. empowerment never comes from an external source.

suffering is a decision.

perception defines the inward experience of anything. choose better.

sit with that. feel it out. take it in.

to imply that choice alone is the difference between feeling bad, good, or great, or between feeling powerless and powerful is almost tauntingly, if not deceptively, simple sounding. however, it is simple, but not necessarily easy. the trick is that a half-hearted commitment won’t suffice. there is no middle ground.

here are some things that have helped me retain my power:

  • decide to feel good by being appreciative. thank your way through whatever you’re dealing with.
  • create meaning for yourself, your circumstances and life in general.
  • keep your focus on your goals and what makes you feel good.
  • smile anyway…just because it actually makes you feel better.
  • here’s to happy living!

    love&light...leandra

    Spark!

    Feb
    09

    “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
    It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
    We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

    – Albert Schweitzer

    “I love my body.”

    Feb
    08

    silhouette in ocean by jonathan charles

    In a country where at least 67% of the population is overweight or obese, body dissatisfaction is extremely common and indeed fuels the $50 billion weight-loss industry. Additionally, since eating disorders and body dissatisfaction are no longer only associated with women, it’s not often we hear, or maybe even say, the phrase “I love my body.”

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    Spark!

    Sep
    16

    “In everyone’s life, at some time,
    our inner fire goes out.
    It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
    We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

    – Albert Schweitzer

    A little bit of random: reminders

    Aug
    07
    • I’ve heard “you have not because you ask not.”  Maybe we should append “you have not because you don’t appreciate.”
    • Trite yet forgotten wisdom: it’s not about what you say, but what you show.  Actions really do speak louder than words. 
    • Everyone who is in your life has the option to be there or not.  Respect their decision and appreciate it accordingly. 
    • “Life is a theater. Invite your audience carefully.” – DJ Krush
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    Are you an ingrate?

    Aug
    06

    yourlifeisbeautiful

    I had a conversation with myself the other day that went a little something like this:

    “I would like to have this, that and the other.  I would really appreciate that.”

    “Would you?”

    “Would I?  Ye—no.”

     
    No.  As it currently stands, my record is precisely not to appreciate so many aspects of my life.  I’ll be very decisive about something I want, get it, and then complain about it or take it for granted.  Either way, there’s not a lot of actual appreciation.  True appreciation is more than an intellectual concept; it requires action.  It means to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on.

    How much in your life do you “appreciate” without truly appreciating?  What can you do to express the importance of the things, people, and situations in your life, even if just to yourself?

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    Gratitude

    May
    21
    1. loved ones
    2. love
    3. blessings
    4. sunshine
    5. fresh, clean drinking water
    6. music
    7. movies
    8. flip flops, and shoes in general
    9. spandex
    10. nice gyms
    11. being able to take showers for granted
    12. young people
    13. teachers
    14. artists
    15. peanut butter (make your own)

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