Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. ~Steve Jobs
This is one of my favourite quotes because there’s so much truth in it. When we look past our insecurities, move beyond our fearsand live our own dream wonderful things happen. The following came to me via my mailbox from my aunt and there are some wonderful reminders that we are enough, even when people say we’re not, we are.
Reflections For Aspiring Career Professional
It is likely that every person on the planet has some knowledge that could benefit others, including the people you work with every day. Never write off others because they are too old, too young, too rich, too poor, or any other superficial reason. You’ll be surprised by the wisdom you can gain by simply listening with a non-judgmental ear.
Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. ~Mary Manin Morrissey
I’ve gone through a lot in my life and I made a rule to myself to never offer advice to anyone on anything that I have not experienced myself, to never judge anyone because we are all going through something in our lives, sometimes many things. Things that break us down, things that chips away at the spirit and hurts the soul. Through all the heartbreaks, the heartaches, losses and periods of insanity, life goes on. Time doesn’t stand still to allow us to catch our breath, there is no timeout after that TKO. We’re expected to put one foot in front of the next, pick up the pieces of our shattered lives and move on. It doesn’t matter what we’re going through the show must go on, life expects the most from us during our darkest days.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
One week ago I learned that my grand-aunt had died. She was missing for a little over 48hrs, she suffered from Depression, Dementia and Epilepsy. I remember praying night from the time I received that news that she was missing, that she would be found safe. Anyone who has ever lost anyone knows the feeling, so I won’t bore you with the details of emotions that swept through my body upon hearing the news, other than the distance only compounded those emotions. Death indeed reminds us of our immortality, it reminds us to never take anything for granted but most of all I think it reminds us most how important it is to LIVE.
It’s something we’ve all experienced but something we hate to think about. What scares us most is the unknowing, we don’t know what’s on the other side and knowing what you have is scarier than not knowing what you’re going to get. Besides the unknowing, death forces us to put everything in perspective, it makes us more aware of our mortality, it makes us more aware of life.
Like many of you, my life has been what seems like an endless rollercoaster right, filled with more downs than ups. There are moments I’m hoping I never had to go through again, looking back on it all, a part of me is happy for the experience and proud of myself for withstanding the storms. These moments, have made me appreciate the good times even more.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
How aware are we of our own inner life, our spirituality-something so intangible yet so priceless? How much effort do we make to perceive that which is not obvious, which can neither be seen nor heard? I believe the exploration and enrichment of the human spirit is what determines our very humanity. Such enrichment provides an inner compass that can lead civilizations to greatness.
How committed are you to taking care of you? Is it a once a week thing? Once a month thing? Once a year or never?We always find time to take of others, our family, our friends, fulfilling our commitments on the job but how much time do we spend thinking about Self-Care, Self-Love and our own Wellbeing? Self Care is much more than keeping up with your doctors or dental appointments, it’s about keeping you healthy from head to toe, inside and out.