Magic Moments

Much time is spent being overly concerned with perfect outcomes. For example, a bride engrossed with minute details may fail to enjoy the wedding. Or consider the stage parent obsessed with their child’s execution, that they miss the delight in the performance.

To strive for excellence is admirable. However, it becomes problematic when the pursuit of perfection counters the gift available in the moment. Like an athlete in the zone, full immersion is the key. Show up fully and trust magic to come along for the ride. It inevitably follows presence.

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Truth Teller

Unspoken truth can be incredibly heavy. When you bottle up what needs to be said, it takes a toll on well-being.

Whether it’s through professional help, a support group or a trusted friend, finding a safe space to unload relieves the burden of your silence. 

Sharing your deepest truth is not only an act of courage, it is also one of self-care.

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A Love Connection

Some days, you’re more attuned than others. Sometimes, it’s a moment to moment affair. And in those times when attunement wavers, comes the experience of worry, doubt, fear, envy, insecurity, boredom, stagnancy, unhappiness and even hatred.

Consider each of these states nothing more than a craving for connection.

Whether in the form of connecting to another human or nature or one’s own creativity, there’s a recurrent call to commune with spirit. Time and time again, you will be urged to remember your Divinity by recognizing it where it lives inside and outside of you.

Tweet this: Peace is granted through connection.

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Joy and Pain

Through challenges, we test the limits of our courage and strength. However, we have a tendency to think of pain as the “best” teacher. What we are subconsciously telling ourselves is that, life must be hard if we are to learn anything.

While our painful experiences hold valuable lessons, pain does not have a monopoly on wisdom. The lessons you learn from joy can be just as transformative. 

Pain inherently gets our attention, but with growing consciousness, one can remain attentive regardless of the state.

Remember, joy isn’t an empty reprieve. Wisdom resides there, too.

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The Truth About Compassion

To feel empathy for another requires some level of connection. 

Unfortunately, many of us look for that connection only at the level of identity. As a result, we can only extend “compassion” to those reminding us of who we used to be, who we are, and/or who we aspire to be. 

We reserve it for those we consider equals. Individuals outside of those parameters receive pity at best and scorn at worst.

True compassion arises from the level of the soul. What is recognized is the shared humanity, not shared identity.

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Take the Time

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Freefall

Life can deliver some unexpected blows. You strongly believe you were headed in one direction and something comes along and completely changes your trajectory.

What feels like impending doom, is potential making an appearance. With a change in perspective, what initially set you reeling can be strangely liberating.

Because you are no longer tied to that one thing happening in one particular way, you’ve entered a state of limitless possibility

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The Cost of Conformity

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Most of us try to do and say the so-called right things. We do our best to “fit in” as society often asks of us because on the surface, it appears to be the simplest route.

But “going with the flow” isn’t easygoing when the flow has no actual fluidity. External dictates are rigid and leave little to no room for individual expression.

We think we want to “fit in” but what we really crave is acceptance. The difference is that the latter allows for the truest expression of yourself.

We want to belong but we want to do so as we are. Beware anything that asks differently of you. The cost of conformity is too high.

Tweet this: To conform is to abandon your truth.

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Visionary

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Permission to Dream

imageChildren have no problem living in a make-believe world. And the sheer joy with which they experience and recount their experiences is nothing short of contagious.

But there inevitably comes a time where we are shamed for dreaming. And as a society we dismiss dreamers for having their “heads in the clouds” or “dreaming their lives away.”

But what is a life without dreams? As an adult, you may not be battling giants or riding on unicorns, but you don’t have to forfeit imagination. It was your first show of creativity. Give yourself permission to reclaim that part of your nature.

Keep in mind that dreamers are the innovators. They are the ones who advance us. The protectors of hope and the ones that reach into and live in possibility.

Tweet this: To imagine is to invoke.

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