Trusting Life

What does it mean to trust life?

Well, it probably looks different for everyone, but for me, to really trust is to let go.

Let go of how we think things should be, and trust them as they are.

When we are able to do this – able to let go and trust, then we are able to see clearly, and make a real difference in this world.

What does trust mean to you? Comment 🙂

Know Your Why

Why are you doing what you are doing?

Are you just staying busy or are you actually being productive?

And more importantly, what is it that you actually want to do?

What dreams do you have?

And how are you achieving them?

There is a big difference between being busy and being productive.

And we all have experienced both.

What’s important is what you do Today.

Know your why and then take action.

Direction

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu

The direction of your life depends on you and your vision.

(if you aren’t happy with your life currently, a new vision might help) 

Dream.

Pray.

Dream some more. 

Pray some more.

And now you’re on your way.

Do It Today

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu


What dream do you have?

Are you taking actions towards your dream?

What is one thing you can do today to begin turning dreams into reality?

It won’t happen overnight, but it won’t happen until you first have the dream.

To Break or Not To Break?

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Personally, I’m just thinking about whether to break from writing every day to writing once a week – or something like that.

But in relation to the Hemingway quote, yes, the world breaks us all. 

“Life is suffering” said Buddha.

& it’s true. Life hurts. We all go through it. Your pain is valid.

The question is, where will you go from here?

What did you learn from your pain? 

What are you still learning from it?

We are never too old to learn something new.

An old dog can learn new tricks. 

It’s a matter of patience, persistence, and humility, to name a few, but the list goes on.

Reclaim Your Mind

“Reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”
― Terence McKenna

Culture wants you to conform.

It wants you to blindly obey.

But you were born to be free.

You were born with a mind to think for yourself.

This is extremely difficult in societies that aggressively attack non-conformists.

“For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

This choice is yours.

And yes, if you choose to think for yourself you will lose friends. Some family members may disown you. But what you will find in this process is the truth.

You will find genuine support from the few who are living their truths as well.

It is a risk, but it is a risk worth taking, and a risk that might possibly save the world.

Express Yourself

“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”
– John Lennon

But first, express how you feel.

This is difficult to do in societies that don’t encourage self-expression, but it is essential toward creating a better tomorrow, for us all.

There is something within you that this world needs now more than ever.

Discover it & share it.

The world will thank you.

Imagination Exercise

Imagine you are walking through knee-deep snow in the woods.

It’s Winter & the snow is still falling. 

You are dressed in warm winter clothes; protected from the cold. 

To grandmothers house you go. Alone.

You brought your favorite camera with you to take pictures of the gorgeous scenery surrounding you.

The sun is shining. It’s midday. 

No one else is around.

Silence. 

You breathe & enjoy this moment.

Compare Less. Do more

Sometimes I scroll through social media and find myself comparing myself to famous people who seem to have “made it.”

Yes they have made it to where they are, and that’s perfect, but that’s not where our focus should be.

My focus, your focus, our focus, should remain upon our own lives, our own goals, our own dreams.

When you stop comparing and start focusing and working on improving your own life, life improves. 

It takes time, but it’s worth it.

“Stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.”
-Brene Brown