The greatest block can be a fear of what people do, say or think, The greatest advice would be to just discard it, Why; People can say anything but in reality It means nothing Why; Opinions change as much and often as the wind; Yet the truth in your heart The truth of who you are That is what always outlasts No matter how you are portrayed Or what people say It is the light that is within; That always guides your way ❤
Life can be challenging at times and seem to be filled with setbacks especially in such recent times as some of us may have experienced.
What are some of the ways you can deal with such times effectively in order to overcome them?
The following is some of the ways I have found to be useful to apply in such times;
Take each day step by step-do what you can.
Set mini goals- nothing too big.
Check off those important things you’ve done and recognise your efforts.
Create a gratitude list- every morning and/or evening- list all the things you are grateful for.
Practice being present- be aware of your surroundings- focus in on the sights and sounds.
Find ways to channel your energy- exercise regularly and do what you enjoy.
Connect with others and support and encourage them too.
Spend time in nature.
Have faith- all things change and we always overcome.
All of the above are ways that you can manage in the here and now, as some difficulties can make it hard to look ahead. It is with the daily steps however that things always improve and you can overcome any setback.
Stay strong and focused ♡
‘You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.’ – Martin Luther King
The journey of a martial artist is a tough one, it is that of a warrior. One who is willing to set their mind and spirit on the ability to overcome any obstacle for the sake of moral justice and protection of those who need it most.
It is a journey that tests our character and willpower to the upmost but one that is worth every step of the way, for the courage and integrity it builds within are values that once there are always within you.
These values and many others are built along the journey. As a Martial Artist grows and are tested throughout the way, their belt begins as white and gradually become darker over time with all the effort put in; then further over many more years it returns to white again.
Why is this and what does it symbolise;
Throughout the journey of toil and effort we grow stronger and our belt is soiled, then further and further it begins to fade. We then reach a time where we no longer fight as our intuition is so developed we realise we need not fight, and as any great martial artist knows the highest skill is to not have to fight at all. To sense an opponent before he can even engage with you.
The journey is one that always stays with you and these are skills that will always remain a part of you.
Ultimately we return to our original purity; to the source ♡
What has happened in the last two weeks and to George Floyd is so very sad. Black lives matter, all lives matter and the topic should never even be an issue and needs to be openly exposed.
Why are we so blind to our truth that we are all one, why separate and judge on differences, surely we should have moved on from this, surely it should not be an issue at all. But yet the sad fact is it is, for race, health, age and any other reason it goes on.
There is always another way and I really do hope that one day it will really change completely. Lets do all we can to make it so ♡
As much as we dont want it or like it, life can be full of unfairness. Some people work hard all their life and dont have what they need. Others may do little or nothing and seem to have everything.
Our liberty can be taken from us, we can be faced with endless difficulties and our health can be threatened.
All of these are simply a part of life; life can be hard and a struggle and these are facts we have to face sometimes, yet there are many ways in which we can approach these times in life that simply just are, to make it far easier.
The following are ways I’ve found most helpful;
Accept things as they are; the more we struggle against things and people as they are, the harder it is for us.
Find the positive; there is always positive amongst difficulty. We just have to look for it. For example right now admist the coronavirus pandemic there is a beautiful peace outside and the birds are singing beautiful symphonies together. The air is cleaner and the earth is healing.
Change the meaning; ultimately it is not what happens to us, but the meaning we give it that counts and that is something completely within our control, no matter what the circumstances. Find the most empowering purpose and meaning and apply it to the situation and everything changes.You are the one who sets your sail. No one else.
A few years ago I wrote this small poem and it seems so apt right now for those of us who may be struggling;
Every difficulty can be an opportunity
Every struggle can be a strength
It is what you choose to focus on
That will really get you through anything,
To be place where you thought you would never be,
To be place where you’re more than you’ve ever been ♡
Use this time to grow stronger, to become more, learn more and find your way to soar.