Finding Your Inner Peace: Because You’re Worth it!

The first thought a person has when they decide to search for enlightenment inside of themselves always stems from a mixture of childlike curiosity and doubt. The curiosity is a natural reaction of any being; the same can be said about doubt. There could be a plethora of reasons why a person may begin this journey. There may be none at all. This is not the matter at hand. What is happening is that a person is beginning to observe an element of themselves that breaks away from their belongings, their external environment. They aren’t forgetting that these things exist completely, or committing to a new-age fad that suddenly emerged with the onset of hipster-fever. They are dedicating much-needed attention to themselves. Warranted attention.

Whether it be from some recent trauma, some realizations within oneself or a loved one giving advice. Each and every reason for delving into the realms of our own consciousness is warranted. Not one reason is deserving of more respect or attention. Who are we to judge someone else’s reasoning?

These enlightenment-seekers are dedicating their understanding and awareness to others. By practicing meditation and compassion, they are dedicating love to themselves and others. The selfless nature of looking inside of yourself projects upon the world in ways that are unseen. The abundance of energy that radiates from the person that look within themselves for peace and happiness, compared to the opposite, is valuable to that person and to everyone in their external environment.

I would be a hypocrite if I were to say that I practiced these things daily without interruption. Anyone who knows me would tell you that inside my brain lives what feels like a trampoline. Each thought bouncing off of the other, all mostly unrelated. When I was younger it was harder to control. I wasn’t sure what it was at the time. However, as I have grown I have come to appreciate the comical inside-narrative. I was restless, agitated and bored. I sometimes became overcome with emotion; never understanding how to control it.

What happened was that I stepped back and started to declutter my mind. I didn’t try to concentrate too much. In fact, I did the opposite. I tried to clear my mind and really absorb what was naturally occurring around me. The birds singing, dogs barking, children crying. What I began to notice was that suddenly my mind was clear enough after a little practice. I noticed my emotions emerging one by one; Reacting to the external stimulants around me. After all of this time having what felt like New York-style chaos building suburbs in my mind, it became noticeably more observant and peaceful. I have been practicing this for a while now and I stand by it. After all, I owed it to myself. My own experiences had left me stressed, preoccupied and selfish. Not once did I ever step back to think of the effect that my thought processes had on those around me and myself. My world was a myriad of self-doubt and crippling insecurity. Not only that, but also self-destructive behaviour that seemed to stem from the needs to rebel against everything peaceful within myself.

Now, today, I can at least say that I am making an effort to be the person that I want to be; Not someone that I think others would like me to be. It all comes from releasing yourself from any perceptions of what creates your inner peace. Your inner peace comes from actually dedicating time to yourself to be completely whole and without insecurity and doubt. You are worth it. Every single second of it.

To be a person who can admit that they are not happy within themselves, and showing that you want to change for the better shows courage. It shows that you have the strength to change what is inside of you. Your external environment, your ego, your self-doubt as well as insecurities cause your inner peace to diminish if they become so strong that you can no longer control them. You really do owe it to yourself to find the understand and awareness within yourself to combat these things effectively. You are a beautiful soul filled with intense energy. That energy can only grow and exert itself onto you and your life if you nurture it properly.

When the flower within you blossoms, 

Your nectar spreads. 

It’s sweet, unique fragrance is smelt for miles,

All because you choose to bloom.

Do not wither, little flower. 

Spring has never left.

All the sun and rain to nourish you,

But never let it wither or drown you.

You are stronger than you know.

You are more valuable than you know.

YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Keep the fire lit within you – Sinead x

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Aladins Lamp: Be careful what you wish for!

None of us have a mysterious gold lamp sitting around to rub which has an extremely witty-yet-needy genie popping out of it.

What we do have, however, is thought. With each thought we emit to the world, unbeknownst to us, weight is attached to it. We attach invisible weights to our abilities to achieve what it is we’re really destined or willing to achieve. This is because we are bombarded with self doubt which stems from areas in our subconscious and obvious consciousness that sends us repetitive, self loathing messages like `Hey you! Yeah you stupid, why are you doing this? Didn’t last time go so bad? That’ll definitely happen next time. Just give up already!`

This is the voice of the negative, scared part of you that’s comfortable in self deprecation mode. The patterns it’s found itself in are good enough for its habitation in your
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Ask yourself. Is that good enough for me? The answer should be NO. The thoughts you have about yourself affect your life. It’s not just some theory cooked up by a psychiatrist somewhere hoping it will regenerate some sort of happiness inside of the playground of negativity erected in that expansive mind of yours. It’s scientific fact!

If you don’t believe me, look at this video clip from `What The Bleep Do We Know!`

If thoughts can do that to water, imagine what your thoughts are doing to you!

Click here: Remember we are 90% water.. remember that when watching! 😀

We are only human, and life takes its toll. However I like to think that we can evolve to stop accepting the cards we’re dealt and take our destiny’s into own hands!

Until next time,
Think well,
Be well!

3 Ways To Manage Anxiety: Advice From My Daughter

Great piece from a great blog!

Kindness Blog

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I always have maintained that my two daughters are among my greatest teachers, and recently, my oldest daughter taught me a valuable lesson in being good to myself when I was feeling badly. For the last few years, I have dealt with recurrent bouts of depression and anxiety, and thankfully, they no longer plague me each day. The depression stays at bay for the most part, but the anxiety rears its head from time to time, leaving me completely out of sorts.

When the anxiety overwhelmed me yesterday, I was so fortunate to be able to confide in the trusted people who make up my support system, as they helped me to navigate the emotional minefield once again. I also was treated to an unexpected source of kindness and support that came in the form of my thirteen year old daughter.

I am very careful not to burden my daughters…

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The Disillusionment of the Modern Day Revolutionist

In my 23 years of existence on this globe of continuous-development I have come to the conclusion that 2 things are definite. Firstly, we as humans strive for change and our bodies and minds seem to love to connect with our souls more so now than ever. Secondly, even though we have this thirst for change and developing those systems and ideals that we oh-so-crave for, something that comes so naturally to us, we tend to hang on to dated, regressive attitudes when it comes to the people we should be engaging with.

To create the systematic attitude that’s needed for the regeneration of humanity (and I’m aware this sounds like something from a sci-fi movie but bear with me) we need to investigate and create awareness of the problems and the reasoning behind these recurring issues in our society.

This is just a starter post to get back into the swing of things but unlike my other posts, I will try to engage with you, my readers, and attempt to try to come to a conclusion as to why our mind-frames are immersed in the tenacious belief that change is never going to come and that we are inevitably bound for the destiny’s laid out for us. I will also be doing follow-up posts from this one and I hope I will hear back from you on your thoughts as well, as we have to remember that we are all neighbours and siblings on this earth and the collective power of many creates a potentiality for great possibilities.

Remember that your thoughts and your beliefs create your perceptions and ultimately your destiny.

Control your own destiny and life will bring with it ultimate possibilities!

Until next time… 🙂

One is enough ❤

The Psychological Purgatory of Depression

Great piece!

Abby Has Issues

I’ve heard depression described as walking towards a sunset. You can see the light ahead of you, but even when you’re basking in the warmth of the light, you’re always aware that the darkness isn’t more than a heartbeat away.

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That sounds pretty accurate, but what makes depression so hard for those on the outside — and even those on the inside — to understand, is that being depressed and being happy aren’t always mutually exclusive.

People with depression can be happy, sad or funny just like anyone else. And while we’re all aware of the dangerous places depression can go, what no one seems to talk much about is that there’s a kind of psychological purgatory that exists somewhere in between the high points and the end of your rope.

When you’re having a good day, no one can tell you’re depressed because the symptoms aren’t as obvious as…

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You are your own controller – Tell that to your mind!

Have faith in the unexpected <3

When it comes to the daily afflictions that affect us, we tend to allow our minds overpower our sense of logic and reasoning. Things that would usually not affect us would then gradually start to cause us to doubt ourselves, our actions and our direction.

Whatever it is that is tormenting you or stopping you from being the best person you can be at that moment. STOP THINKING ABOUT IT. If it is still bothering you then write it down. Really look at what you’ve written and ask yourself:

“Is this problem really worth stressing over?”

“Have I allowed this to stop me from enjoying myself?”

“Is this something I can handle myself?”

Our problems can really haunt us and make us think that there can be no positive outcome from any direction we decide to take. However that is far from the truth. Only you can decide what you are going to allow to affect you. You have the power to tell yourself that you can overcome anything, and hold on to that power, because you are the master of your own mind and you should never allow negative thoughts or actions affect your plan. You should remind yourself of all of the things you have overcome and really put these thoughts, your imagination and obsessions into perspective. Remind yourself that you have overcome worse challenges and that this is just another one of those that you’re unfortunately going to have to add to your list, but when we add this to our list we’re allowing positive things to happen by stopping the train of negative thoughts and opening up our acceptance of positive energy.

We all have to face it. Shit happens. But at the end of the day it is up to us, and only us, to stop our minds from creating negative energy, that will only in turn create negative thoughts that will reflect itself through negative behaviour. It’s basic. I know it’s hard to stay positive when it feels like all that is happening is negative thoughts or energy, but it will get better. The only person that can help is you.

No country for young women: Honour crimes and infanticide in Ireland

Completely disgraceful. It makes me ashamed to admit that I come from a country that allowed this to happen. Women are the backbone of our society, without them no one would exist. Yet to punish women for the natural reaction that is lust or to punish them for the crimes committed by men against them, is immoral to say the least.

Feminist Ire

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When I was in first year in secondary school in 1997, a girl in the year above me was pregnant. She was 14. The only people who I ever heard say anything negative about her were a group of older girls who wore their tiny feet “pro-life” pins on their uniforms with pride. They slagged her behind her back, and said she would be a bad mother. They positioned themselves as the morally superior ones who cared for the baby, but not the unmarried mother. They are the remnants of an Ireland, a quasi-clerical fascist state, that we’d like to believe is in the past, but still lingers on.

The news broke last week of a septic tank filled with the remains of 796 children and babies in Galway. The remains were accumulated from the years 1925 to 1961 and a common cause of death was malnutrition and preventable disease…

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R. Musil – The Man Without Qualities

Beautiful quote.. We’re being told we’re suffering from an excess while in reality we’re lacking enough crazy minds to make a difference! Embrace insanity for the true insanity lies within the box created by society itself!

An uncommon collection of quotes and thoughts

Our civilization is a temple of what would be called unsecured mania, but it is also its asylum, and we don’t know if we are suffering from an excess or a deficiency.

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