Life, POETRY

Life Stress

This feeling of drowning
Is my only crowning
Trying your best
No time for rest
This pressure insane
My life down the drain
The constant worry
Why always sorry
Everything nerve-racking
Why not get packing
Could life on the run
Be way more fun

Responsibilities
All this utilities
People demanding
Suicide alarming

They say be tough
But is that enough
When life force draining
And your hearts paining

Maybe…
A death fake
If not…
Just for a break


Advice, Happiness, Life, Personal Growth

Perfectly Imperfect


I’m sure you’ve come across the words: “You’re perfect just the way you are!”, and you may have responded somewhere along the lines of: “Am I really?”.

ImperfectWe often segment ourselves, ridiculing different parts saying: “I like this, but not that…”, whereas others tend to see and look at us as a whole and are probably less likely to pinpoint the flaws we nitpick about.

Im PerfectWhat we perceive as flaws are often the defining characteristics other people find appealing and attractive. Even though we hear phrases like, “we can’t all be the same” and “we are all unique”, most of us at some point just want to fit in and not be different or stand out. The attributes that make you unique are often the ones you wish away. Being accepted by your peers feels important and no matter how many people tell you its not or that it doesn’t matter, it still affects you none the less. People who sing this song probably didn’t have the problem or they’ve already overcome the hurdle of accepting themselves exactly as they are.

Nobody Is Perfect‘If you like and accept yourself, others will to’, is a concept that does not ring true for everyone. There are some fortunate individuals to whom everyone is attracted, even though they may secretly not like or even accept themselves as they are.  Onlookers with negative feelings about themselves will wish to trade places, thinking that likability would automatically solve their problems and assist to materialize all their hopes and dreams. On the other hand, some people often find themselves on their own and are totally happy and at peace in their own space, but observers may pity them, thinking it’s sad and that they must be very lonely. The lesson here is that situations are not always as it seems and what’s observed or portrayed on the outside may not be what’s prevailing on the inside.Happiness Perfection

Everyone perceives life differently. We all wish for what we do not have. We fall victim to thinking that we’d be happier if only certain things were different. The jokes on us. Happiness actually only comes from within and this is a result of accepting all our physical attributes and the situations in which we find ourselves. This does not mean that you do not need to strive for better. Oh hell no, that’s just the platform to build on. The mindset of “I’m happy with where I am, how I look and what I do”, puts you in the perfect head-space to be able to improve and excel at anything because it’s always easier starting from a positive place.

I love the sentiment; happiness is not an end destination, meaning to not put your ‘HAPPINESS’ on hold until you achieve something. In order to be happy you need to be content on your journey towards your achievements. If this is not the case you may experience short lived euphoria or an empty, hollow happiness; thinking that it will be better when you reach your next big goal. This negatively charged, goal-shifting habit is extremely detrimental to our well-being. The same goes for putting yourself down if you do not achieve a specific goal you’ve set. We should in actual fact be so proud of ourselves for just trying and even more ecstatic if we achieve what we set out to do. Mistakes Not Perfection

LIFE is not perfect. We are not perfect. Our friends, family, partners and co-workers are not perfect. Or are they? When they are in agreement with us and all our actions align, then we see everything as perfect, but when anything is out of sync then it’s as if the whole world is crashing down upon us. Everyone needs to do what they think is best for them and their situation, so things may not always align to your will. In some instances it will be perfect for you and in others, it will feel perfect for someone else. People often place unnecessary expectations on themselves and others to be and act a certain way. We’re normally over the moon, thinking that our world is perfect if things play out as we hoped, but should this not be the case, then major unhappiness ensues. Why does one perfect occurrence need to be at the expense of another or is this just how we perceive life?

The way of the world is to evolve and a conscious internal mind-shift could be the emotional evolution we need to see our lives and ourselves as perfect. Could this really be the answer to a blissful life?  If you’re distraught by the current view of your life then why not try on a different perception for size? What’s the worst that could happen; everything may still seem the same or a happy life may be your perfect fit? 

So to conclude: “The perfect solution for us may be to graciously accept what we now perceive as imperfect, whether in ourselves or others because that very imperfection may be what is needed to bring about the perfection we so desperately seek.”Imperfection Perfection


Fact :

5 Petal FlowerThe Fibonacci sequence, each number being the sum of the two numbers that precede it, (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, … to infinity), often appears in nature; like the number of petals in a flower. These petals are also placed according The Golden Ratio, at 0.618034 per turn around a 360° circle, which allows the best possible exposure to sunlight.


Affirmation :Dancing Butterflies

I am PERFECT just the way I am!


Quote :

Beyond Imperfections


Inspiration :

BOOK
Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Genre : Children Novel

MOVIE
The Princess Diaries
Time : 1hr 55min
Genre : Romance/Comedy

SONG
Perfect To Me by Anne-Marie


Advice, Personal Growth

Life’s Purpose


“What is the purpose of life?”, or better yet, “What is the purpose of my life?”

These are definitely not age dependent questions…

It is inevitable that we all question our existence at some time or the other and there may even be times when you do not feel like carrying on to find out.

It’s heartbreaking when the very young question their existence, wondering if it ever gets any better. These reasons may include enduring family hardships, coming face to face with external forces that can’t be avoided or even chemical imbalances which no one is aware of. Funny Purpose

For many, their teenage years are the most trying. For some this may be the best time of their lives and for others the worst. This can either leave you excited for your future or dreading the experience.

Embarking on your life as a young adult is both daunting and exhilarating. Figuring out your career, finding the perfect life partner and starting a family are all the things that  make up our lives and many of us find ourselves full of doubt through most of this.

Often when you are in the thick of things, you may ponder whether this is really what you signed up for. Your job may seem overwhelming or unfulfilling. Your family may seem too demanding or unsupportive. You may find that your career is thriving but feel as though your personal life is lacking or vise-versa.

All of these situations ultimately lead you to question your life’s choices and where to from here. You may be at the point in your life where you have made it through everything. Found a partner, raised a family, had or have a great career, but what now?Lessons in Years 10_20_30...50_60_70

 This is especially true if you feel stuck in a rut or life around you has changed. Maybe your kids are grown and you need to figure out how to fill the time that you spent on them? Perhaps you’ve reached the pinnacle in your career and would like to slow down or just experience a change. You may find yourself looking back on your life and wondering why was I doing all of this? Sometimes it’s best to not look too long at our past but rather to evaluate what we would like from life going forward.

These are some of the reasons we constantly find ourselves in search of our purpose. Seeking where we should be, what we should be doing and when we should be doing it, takes up so much of our time and energy, but what if at that moment our purpose is to be and experience or to receive. Ever stop to think that your purpose may be, to be there to assist someone else with finding or fulfilling their purpose at that moment? Perhaps it’s even just being that mom, dad, spouse, co-worker, manager, friend, foe, confidant or instigator at that point in your life. You know, all those mundane things that are time-consuming and not very exciting or don’t always seem too important.

In light of this you may see all the purposes you serve and fulfilled on reflection of your past. Our purpose may not be as cut and dry as we would hope to find it. We may have many different purposes throughout our lives.  We are very complex beings so it only stands to reason that our purpose would be just as complexed. In the same light we are multifaceted and so why shouldn’t we have multifaceted purposes as well?Live Purpose That poses the question: “What if your purpose is the very thing you are doing at this very moment?”, then ultimately,  “You have been living your purpose all along!”

We are all here to make a life out of what we love…, but sometimes that gets lost along the way. When we loose focus of this, most often questioning sets in.

My advice is to always try to do what you love and love what you’re doing, even if at that time you don’t really like what you are doing.

Everything set aside, I do believe that we all have one fundamental purpose in life and that is: ‘To Learn To Love Unconditionally; not only someone else, but ourselves as well.’Care Too Much - LOVE


Fact:Luna Moth 5

Luna Moths do not have mouths and so cannot eat. They live for about one week, with the singular purpose of mating!


Affirmation:Sunset Hand Heart

I have the power to live my life with purpose and meaning. I deserve a life filled with unconditional love.


Quote:Purpose Home


Inspiration:

BOOK

A New Earth

by Eckhart Tolle

Genre: Spirituality / Psychology

Life's Purpose - Book

MOVIE

Click

Time : 107 min

Genre : Drama/Fantasy

Click - Movie


SONG

Purpose by Justin Bieber


Advice, Self-love

Slow Down, Take Time and Enjoy Being


I found the statement: “We are HUMAN-BEINGS and not HUMAN-DOINGS” so profound that it got me thinking. Most of us will probably have great difficulty with just being because we are too caught up with doing.

We live in an age where productivity is of the utmost importance. Everyone is always trying to optimize something or the other.

People often feel guilty if they are not physically doing something because we have cultivated a society in which we feel obligated to always fill our time.

This has led to a stress filled world where we often find ourselves saying that we do not have time. Yes work is important. It is what helps us survive. But why can’t you schedule in some time for yourself, the way you would an executive meeting? You shouldn’t have to wait for a vacation!

Here is a list of quick ‘taking time out for yourself’ suggestions:

Gaze at the Stars 

Be in awe of all the wonders our world possesses…

Admire Nature

Take a seat on the ground… How awesome was that as a child?

Watch a Sunset

The beauty will always take your breath away!

Stroll along the beach

If you are lucky enough be sure to feel the sand beneath your feet.


Fact:Love your Brain

Stress kills brain cells; a calm environment permits their growth. So help them out and give them a nice place to live.


Affirmation:Clock

I have all the time in the world. I am surrounded by love and beauty.


Inspiration:

BOOK

If You Could See Me Now

by Cecelia Ahern

Genre: Fiction

If You Could See Me Now - Book

MOVIE

Point Break

Time: 123 min

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Point Break - Movie


SONG

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong