your power is yours to keep. it exists within your thoughts, feelings, and choices. it belongs to you. donâ€™t give it away. and donâ€™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:
here’s to happy living!
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.”
- I’ve heard “you have not because you ask not.”Ã‚Â Maybe we should appendÃ‚Â “you have not because you don’t appreciate.”
- Trite yet forgotten wisdom: it’s not about what you say, but what you show.Ã‚Â Actions really do speak louder than words.Ã‚Â
- Everyone who is in your life has the option to be there or not.Ã‚Â Respect their decision and appreciate it accordingly.Ã‚Â
- “Life is a theater. Invite your audience carefully.” – DJ Krush
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.Ã‚Â I would really appreciate that.”
“Would I?Ã‚Â Ye—no.”
No.Ã‚Â As it currently stands, my record is precisely not to appreciate so many aspects of my life.Ã‚Â I’ll be very decisive about something I want, get it, and then complain about it or take it for granted.Ã‚Â Either way, there’s not a lot ofÃ‚Â actual appreciation.Ã‚Â True appreciation is more than an intellectual concept; it requires action.Ã‚Â It means to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on.
How much in your life do you “appreciate” without truly appreciating?Ã‚Â What can you do to express the importance of the things, people, and situations in your life, even if just to yourself?