Be Your Own Paradise

One thing that you can accomplish for yourselves is to be friends with yourself, give yourself love as you provide for different companions and make yourself your number 1 priority because you can’t adore individuals and make them to accept that you love them except if you do not love yourself. People are temporary, you with you is permanent. Just be your own paradise!
― Jannat Amjad

6 Quotes To Help You Move Forward

During the past few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on everything that has happened in the past year up to this point. Looking back made me realized that many of the times when I thought were really tough and there was no way out, there was a way out. I was just staring too long at the wall to see the door that lead to that way out and on many occasion I was being redirected to someone or something I needed now. So I’ve stopped reflecting on the past and now using my energy to visualizing a future I want. I’ve reached a point now where I’m no longer worried about things that are beyond my control and appreciating the people that are here to support me now.

Here are 6 quotes that helped me move forward.

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We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – just shine.

Dwight L. Moody

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Trusting Your Instincts

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Being discontented doesn’t always mean you’re not satisfied with your life, or that you’re greedy for  MORE.  It’s a feeling of dissatisfaction for something or  someone.   If you are feeling discontent about something, someone or a situation in your life. It means you’re connected, on some level, with your deepest and true desires . You are connected enough to know you’ve been thrown off course and to quote Ms. Clavel, “something is not right!” You may not be able to pin point exactly what is wrong. But the instinctive is there. The more open you are to seeking peace of mind by removing unnecessary stress from your life and following your instinct, the more contented your life will be.

But when that feeling of discontent presents itself, there are measures you can take to combat those feelings.

Write, or talk to someone…
You know by now I’m a huge advocated of journaling. Sit down with pen and paper, and WRITE. Don’t think about it, write whatever comes to your mind, no matter how random or senseless it seem. Just write. Writing provides a direct link to your deepest thoughts.

Besides Journaling, talking is always good, find someone you can trust and can openly express yourself to. The more you speak about a situation, the more clarity you are going to receive about that situation. But don’t get confused and allow other’s opinion or agenda to interfere with your personal discovery. How do you do this? If the person you’re talking to spends more time talking back or interrupting what you’re trying to relate, then they’re not the right person to be speaking too. Remember you’re not really speaking to get their opinion, they’re suppose to be your support system.

Be kind to yourself.
Keep your thoughts, attitude and actions kind. I can’t express this enough, do something for you! Watch your favourite movie in your comfort clothes, read a great book. I’m pushing myself to take up running or power walking. Don’t let discontentment leave you in a lurch. Be KIND to yourself.

You’re not crazy or ungrateful, or alone…… You WILL get past this. It may take time to move past it all and regain your place of happiness and contentment, all minor or major life change begin with simple steps.

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The Process Of Reinventing Ourselves

Our thoughts about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.

~Anthony Robbins

In life, there is seldom happiness or success without hard times or struggle. Coming out of our mother’s womb is a struggle for life as we take in our first breath and the time we leave this Earth we struggle for life as we take our last. Life is a constant journey where we learn to leap over boundaries and climb mountains while avoiding all the potholes along the way.  Yet we continue to push forward towards happiness, success and the passion for life. It’s human nature to want comfort, happiness and joy, it’s knitted into our DNA.

We live through a daily process of designing and redesigning ourselves to adjust to every challenge that presents itself thinking and doing the things that we feel will remove the obstacles and struggle from our lives. While we may think bits and pieces or our parents create us, sure they have contributed to our existence but we are also the creation our experiences, they is one also shape who we are, keeping us in constant evolution. Our sense of what life is, what life should be can only be changed through changing our thoughts, views and the way we handle the struggles that come our way. 

I am constantly evolving , I am not the same person I was last year, last month or even last week. There have been so many situation that has forced me to adapt, situation that required a different me, a stronger me. Like a soft shell lobster, I’ve had to shed my old armour and put on a new one, a more resilient one. I’ve had to reassess my stations in life and rebuild a body that could withstand the storms because I know greater stress can come if I don’t adjust my sails and that trying to sail against the wind those mountains will only get higher, obstacles get larger and struggles harder. Once your mind has accepted that and not cling to the negativity you can adapt to handle anything that comes your way.

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