Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
― Muhammad Ali
I recently lost contact with two people who I categorised as friends, one of whom I’ve known all my life. The other, I met a few years ago but no matter where in the world any of us were, we kept in touch over the years. To say I was bothered by it would be untrue, but it made me think, why was I not bothered by losing friendships that were once important enough to maintain for so many years? This brought me back to my own self, I know that not everyone is meant to continue your journey with you, some people are only meant to travel with you part of the way, once their time has ended, the ties are either severed by choice or circumstance. This is the truth that left me unbothered by their loss.Read more
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.
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. MoodyRead more
Our thoughts about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.
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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©Etta D. Richards
Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.
~ Anthon St. Maarten
Life may be fair but there is always someone or something out that that moves the goal pole and make it otherwise less fair. ~Etta D Richards
The past few weeks have been challenging, with one mountain after the next rising up in my path, gave the impression that the Universe was conspiring against me. I won’t rehash the situations at work, the more things change the more they stay the same. From past experience, I’ve learned that when something in your life doesn’t change you have to change yourself and your way of thinking towards that thing or person(s) guarding yourself against any and everything that does not feed your spirit.