You want wealth just like the rest of the world. The problem is that there are certain hoops you have to jump through to acquire that wealth. It won’t be easy. Just how many hoops are you willing to jump through and how long are you willing to keep jumping?
And what even is wealth to you anyway? Money? Love? Good health?
We think we want what we see others enjoying. A mansion. A fancy car. A loving relationship. A personal trainer. A personal chef. To be the boss. Do you really want these things, though?
If you just achieve…
My iron died. I waited until the morning of my volunteer shift to iron my uniform but my iron clunked out on me. Which meant I wore a wrinkled uniform.
The whole day, I was self-conscious. I tried to cover up with an ill-fitting sweater and ended up awkwardly pulling and tugging on it all day, trying to hide my wrinkled shame.
I wasn’t looking my best or feeling my best and therefore my performance suffered. …
The world can often feel noisy, huge, and overcrowded. More than seven billion people inhabit it — seven billion minds churning out ideas, adding their voice to the conversation and taking up space.
It seems almost impossible to carve out an existence that is original and authentic. How do you make your mark when so many have come before you? How can you be heard over all the noise the world creates? It can feel overwhelming.
When life starts to get loud, I hit the mute button. I take a pause when I need to. Sometimes we need silence to…
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly, live.”-Dalai Lama
It is too easy to live in our minds. To fall into the trap of imagining worst-case scenarios and inventing narratives that adhere to our own agendas.
For a long time, I lived in my head. I would conjure up all types of images of being wronged and create superhero moments. Fantasizing about the moment I would thwart the plans of the evil…
Please take a moment to read some recent stories.
“By living fully from the heart
the love-wisdom in the heart
radiates out to all the world!”- Beth Stormont
“Imagine a world filled with love, kindness, understanding, patience, and all the good things that would make our world a perfect place.” — Annelise Lords
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.- Lewis Grizzard
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.~Arthur Rubinstein
Rioters were dangling off the side of the Capitol building. The pandemic continues to ravage the country and vaccines are rolling out slowly. Unemployment continues to rise. The country is a mess.
How can one turn off the horror show and try to find peace? By focusing on the good that is still happening.
Even amidst the chaos, lovers are still tying the knot, babies are taking their first breaths and birthdays are being celebrated. There are still millions of reasons to be grateful.
You can’t always control the wind, but you can control your sails.~Dr. Bob Chope
There are so many things out of our control. The weather, chronic illnesses, and the pandemic are just a few situations that weigh us down.
That’s why it is crucial that we create the world we crave when we do have the power. How we treat others and how we make them feel is completely within our control.
Everyday we are faced with choices that can have a profound impact on those around us.
We can choose to be kind to the cashier.
We can choose…
The intoxicating nectar of love pierces through even the toughest hearts. That’s why we flaunt the four-letter word around like it’s the secret to unleashing the peaceful world order we crave.
Compassion and caring for your fellow man is the pinnacle of displaying you’re a kind-hearted decent human being.
We shout Love from all corners of the world.
But alas, amidst the four letters lies reality. In reality those four letters are dangling by strings. Swaying to and fro, in attempt to persuade you to conform, consent, and buckle to the will of the one who holds the strings.
“Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.”-Janet Louise Stephenson
To be true to yourself you have to sometimes go against the crowd. It’s extremely difficult to have the courage to go against the grain in the era of social media. If you offend anyone you are nailed to the cross.
To be happy you must stay true to your foundation even if others don’t understand. People will try to persuade you to their way of living and thinking. Sometimes if you balk, they will try to force you to conform…don’t.
Trust your gut. If you’re giving in…
Editor of Inspire 250 and Mystic Spirituality.