True

My dad use to send me a quote a day, either ones he had made up on read.
He sent me the below quote awhile ago now but it couldn’t be more true if it tried.

“True love doesn’t mean being inseparable, it means being separated and nothing changes.”

I always understood this but more so now.
I think we all can learn a little from it.

The mirror for fear

imageGet comfortable with the feeling of being uncomfortable and then take another step.
You were not meant to sit at the edge of your comfort zone.
Not trying for fear of falling.
Not speaking your truth for fear of what others will think.
Not looking at yourself in the mirror for fear of what you might see.
Try, and then try again with all your might. Your courage will unfold as your resolve takes hold. And with each effort you make you will earn a little more confidence which you can use to acquire what no one else can give you.. Your self-respect, and the life you were meant to live.
The greatest miracle of your success in life will not be that you finished, it will be that you had the courage to begin.
It is so easy to get caught up in planning and perfecting that before you know it, you have made taking the first step a bigger deal than it is. Sometimes you just have to go ahead and take things as they come, one step at a time.
So give up the excuses and begin now.
Tomorrow might never exist again…!

unpredictable

imageLife is often unpredictable.
Some of the greatest moments in your life won’t necessarily be the things you do.. they’ll be things that happen to you. That doesn’t mean you can’t take action to affect the outcome of your life. You have to take action, and you will. But don’t forget that on any day, you can step out the front door and your whole life can change in an instant for better or worse.
Universe has a plan that’s always in motion.
A baby bird flaps its wings and it starts to hail.. it’s a scary thought, but it happens and it’s part of life’s cycle. All these little components of Mother Nature, constantly working.. sometimes forcing you to struggle, and sometimes making sure you end up happy and complete. Either way you will live an unpredictable life, through good and bad times, in turn making you the person you are today.

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.

Don’t be ashamed.

imageNothing is wrong with telling someone else how you truly feel.
Sharing something personal makes you stronger in people’s eyes, and most importantly in your own.
Being able to show the real you when most people would rather hide behind a fake mask is an admirable quality.
So don’t be ashamed to shed a tear.
Being vulnerable only shows that you’re able to face the truth… even the hard truth with dignity.
Open yourself up.
Allow yourself to feel, to be mindful and authentic. Tear down any emotional brick wall you have built around yourself and experience every exquisite emotion, both good and bad.
This is real life.