Shimmer and shine

imageYou are like a building with stained-glass windows.
You always shimmer and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in your true magnificence is revealed only if there is light shining from within you.
It’s your duty, and yours alone, to keep your inner light shining bright. So learn to love yourself first. Loving yourself does not mean being selfish and narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather, it means welcoming yourself as the most honoured guest in your own heart and mind…a guest worthy of extra care and respect. Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. That’s a great start.

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Speak to your soul

imageChallenge yourself…
New things and a new treasure…
A new hidden secret..
You were born to be you, not who they tell you to be. You are not here to be perfect.. you are here to be true. Be gentle and kind to your heart and soul. Accept who you are, where you are, and where you came from.
Don’t make a decision based solely on popularity, or based on what others think is right for you.
Just because others are doing something doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for you. Listen to your gut.
Now is the moment to follow your intuition and pursue what matters most to you. Reach deep within yourself and awaken to the purpose that moves you and makes you feel alive.
The world is filled with opportunities to do an infinite number of things, so why not align your efforts with the activities that speak to your soul.

Extend yourself this courtesy.

imageBeing kind to yourself in thoughts, words and actions is as important as being kind to others. Extend yourself this courtesy.
Love yourself.. your real self.
Work through your fears.. dive deep, your insecurities.. speak honestly and loudly, your anger scream into the pillow.. not into the mirror, nor the people you care about.. they don’t deserve it.
Instead of hurting yourself by hiding from your problems, help yourself grow beyond them. That’s what self-care is all about. It’s about facing the inner issues that make you believe that you are less than you are. It’s learning to see that you are already beautiful. Not because you’re blind to your shortcomings, but because you know they have to be there to balance out your strengths.

The only question is..

imageGood morning. Another day. Another Chance.
A dream within a dream..!
You cannot wait for the perfect time…it will never come. If you think this moment feels like the wrong time, think again. It’s just uncertainty messing with your mind.
Most of the time you must dare to jump.
Today is the first day of a new beginning…You can do as you please… Make the hours count.
You can turn your life around and be what ever you dream to be.

The only question is.. Who do you want that person to be?
Caring ? Loving ? Compassionate ? Loyal ? Hard working ? Tender ? Considerate ? Thoughtful ? Sympathetic ? Supportive ? Helpful ? Hospitable ? Charitable ?

Right now is the right time to decide.

Once upon a time……

imageSometimes the hardest part of the journey is simply believing you’re worthy of the trip.
And you are! You are worth it.
Tattoo that right onto your brain..!

The world starts to respond when you believe that about yourself. It doesn’t always look like you thought it would, but positive shifts begin to take place when you start to recognize and acknowledge your own self-worth.

So watch your thoughts and stop any self-deprecating thoughts dead in their tracks. Remind yourself that once upon a time, in an unguarded, honest moment, you recognized yourself as a worthy friend.

BE who you are.

imageIt’s human nature to attempt to mimic other humans you look up to…perhaps a parental figure or a celebrity. Especially when you are feeling insecure in your own skin. But attempting to be someone else will always leave you feeling empty inside.

Why?

Because what you appreciate about the people you admire is their individuality, the qualities that make them unique. To really copy them, you need to develop your own individuality, and in that way, you would actually be less like them and more like your true self.
We all have quirks and a weirdness about us. The more relaxed you become with your own differences, the more comfortable you will start to feel just being YOU.

Celebrate being different, off the beaten path, a little on the weird side, your own special creation.
If you find yourself feeling like a fish out of water, by all means find a new river to swim in. But DO NOT change who you are.. BE who you are.

Patiently waiting……..

imageSurrender your worries and embrace peace and life.
Realise that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a deeper self who is eternally at peace. Because inner peace does not depend on external conditions.
It’s what remains when you’ve surrendered your ego and worries.
Peace can be found within you at any place and at any time. It’s always there, patiently waiting for you to turn your attention toward it.
Peace of mind arrives the moment you come to peace with what’s on your mind. It happens when you let go of the need to be anywhere but where you are, physically and emotionally. This acceptance of the way things are creates the foundation for inner happiness.
The need for something to be different in this moment is nothing more than a worry, and worries simply lead you in circles.
Remember, the same part of you that longs for peace is the part of you that experiences peace. It is not complicated to achieve and is as close as your next thought.

Turn the page

imageSelf-respect, self-love, self-worth…
there’s a reason they all start with “self.” You can’t receive them from anyone else. Earn the respect of others by having the audacity to respect yourself.
Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with pots of gold at both ends. It’s your responsibility, above all, to see your own value. And this responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and deciding for you.. it means learning to use your own brains and intuition to make things happen .. hence, grappling with hard work.
Appreciate what you have today.
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
No regrets, just lessons.
No worries, just acceptance.
No expectations, just gratitude.
Life is too short.
The story of your life has many chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end.
So stop re-reading the bad one already, and turn the page.