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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Making Movements in our Legal System: Starting from now!

When it comes to the world we live in many of us, especially my generation, tend to view the legal system as a perplexing collection of articles and statutes that have an affect on us as citizens. Some feel that they only matter when they infringe upon their own lives or that they seem unfair. The stories and situations that have been emerging throughout the years has in fact created a surge in the number of people who are showing defiance to certain matters, more so when it comes to government measures or initiatives, however, this too relates to the operation of many of our laws.

The truth is, these articles and statutes do matter to our lives. Many of these were enacted before we were ever born leaving them in our minds obsolete. Some were even enacted without our knowledge. These statutes specifically make people feel as if their voices are not being heard, This collection of neglected citizens creates a division of society that voices their opinions and ensures that their voices are being heard, and this for certain has become an even greater trust since the evolution of Social Media.

The legal eco-system we all co-exist in matters to the young and old. The needy and the privileged. To ignore the importance of the application of such statutes would be futile to any reasoning behind a legal system. The truth is, without a legal system we would not act as civilised human beings. We would act upon our animalistic nature and react to our impulses without any regard for others. It’s true to say that this already happens, but imagine if no laws existed at all. Chaos.

I once wrote about issues like mindfulness, gratitude and acceptance of others. Now I write about understanding.

The hope that people will understand why it is that we have a legal system in place. To hope that people will understand that those in power are not the only ones with control and that the generation that comes next will make movements on the stagnant, archaic system that governs us today. The idea that things can be changed and that we can be the ones to change it is not a fairy-tale illusion of a ‘Curious Day Dreamer’ like you or me. It is a possible reality. However this cannot be done by warriors behind a keyboard, or hopeful 21st century Bohemians waiting for a movement to begin. The movement begins with me. With you. With your friends.

Most importantly it begins with your perspective.

Are you happy with the way things are right now?

If you knew that something could be done about your legal system, wouldn’t you try to change it?

If we are what we eat, and what we eat is intended to kill pests – how long before it starts to do the same to us?

I wish everyone would watch this documentary. Not only is it informative, it invokes a rage that can only be described as revulsion for the poisoning that’s being permitted all in the name of revenue. Say what you want, but the facts speak for themselves. In this documentary is an experiment done by Seralini that was criticized, mainly because it threatened (or exposed, as more adequately put) the real dangers that come with eating food that’s altered so much that even the bugs/weeds that the pesticides/weed killer is used to deter have become immune to it. It makes you question.. What are they going to do next? If you have any interest in what you’re eating and what the effects are on your body, your children s’ bodies and the welfare of the people on this earth in generations to come then watch. If not then, that’s your choice. You’re the one who has the live with the consequences.

Just sayin’

Below is a link to the Trailer for ‘GMO OMG’ – We think that this only occurs in America, but it’s happening globally. Haiti is mentioned in the documentary as well as Norway, Europe and some insight is given on what these companies’ are doing to alter the agricultural lives of the people who refuse to adhere to their regimes. It’s mind-blowing, and frankly, it deeply saddens me. Where is the hope to continue as a proficient world if the simplest form of nature, seeds, are being patented and sold to us in the name of big business. Below is a link to Fool Inc. which is also a must see for anyone who has any interest in the food their eating as well as the treatment of animals and crops they ingest every day. YES, you eat this stuff. Your children eat this stuff. It’s not natural and YES, it’s giving you cancer. It’s causing imbalances in your brain. It’s causing internal damage than can be repaired by eating natural. Come on people, we can change this!

GMO OMG – Full Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uvy0HqwihU

Food Inc. – Full Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oq24hITFTY

Food Matters – Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss