Sunday, November 17, 2013
You hear about forgiveness many different times in your life. You hear about how important it is. But do you truly practice it and use it in your daily life? And do you practice it not only on others but on yourself?
It is just as important to forgive yourself when you make mistakes or when other things happen as it is to do the same for others. The actual concept of forgiveness is not about agreeing with or being okay with what has happened, but simply accepting the fact that it has happened and moving on. As the quote says, it is about giving up the hope that the past could be different. The past cannot be changed no matter how hard you try.
So you need to give up that hope and move on with your life. Instead of trying to change things, forget the past, it is done! As referenced in one of our past post's about forgiveness, when you forgive you don't change the past but you do change the future. You make the choice to move on with your life instead of being stuck in this battle that you won't win by wondering and trying to change what has already happened. Instead be grateful that it happened, the lesson was learned, and that it made you who you are today. Be grateful that you have another day in front of you to become a better you and live a happier life.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Thank you so much to everyone who reads, bookmarks, and visits this blog. I can't believe that in a year and a half that "Live YOUR Life" blog has been visited over 20,000 times!
I enjoy writing and finding inspiring words and I am glad that many people have enjoyed them and hopefully imparted the lessons into their lives. Please share this blog and our Facebook page with your friends and family to keep the positive vibes going.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Finding your purpose in life is something that we all strive for. That thing that makes us complete, happy, and content. It can mean different things for many different people. It can be a job, a hobby, a person, etc. It is that thing that when we do it everything feels right and it feels like this is the reason we were put here on this earth. It can also be more than one thing. It is pretty much individual and no one can figure out your purpose except for you.
When you are living life with your purpose you are on the right life path. You are following the path of life that was meant for you. When you have trouble finding purpose or find what you think is your purpose but it ends up not being it, you can easily get off your life path. It is important to remember that this is simply a detour. And just like a regular detour, while you are driving, you end up getting where you were going and back on the same road to where you need to go. Things happen in life that pop up when we do not expect them. It is important for us to navigate all the twists and turns all while remaining focused on what our purpose is.
Figure it out what it is you want and need in life. No matter happens always return to that thing and don't let a detour take you off the path that life is leading you.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Many of us go through life just getting by and doing what we can to get to the end of each day and jump in our beds. This concept was talked about in the entry "The Three Levels in Life" which has been viewed close to 100 times. Which tells me that many of you are wondering what level you are in or agree with the fact that you may just be surviving instead of living a significant life.
On a recent episode of Oprah's Lifeclass Brene Brown spoke about being vulnerable in your life. She spoke about allowing things to happen that would cause you to be exposed and open. This may seem like a scary thing to most of us but if you don't take the chances to expose yourself and fall flat on your face, then you may never know what the outcome would be. It may be the best decision you ever made or something that totally changes your life. Imagine if you got to the end of your life and realized what it would have really been like had you actually shown up for your own life? Imagine what life would be if you took more chances, made more mistakes and challenged more of your fears. Chances are it would be a lot more fulfilling. When you sit back and worry about what might happened or would could happen then you are simply closing up your heart and not allowing yourself to life a full life. Most of the time the fear of things is actually causing more damage than the actual thing itself. Wondering about the past is as much of a waste of time as trying to change it. No matter how hard you think or try, it just is not going to change because it is already done.
So it's time to show up for your life. Be present. Make mistakes. Try new things. Meet new people. Do silly things. Embarrass yourself. And when something goes wrong don't dwell on it, but instead be glad that you did it and now you know it didn't work out. Lesson learned but life lived.
Are you going to stand back and hide or are you going to SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE?!