Alive to your fate

Focus on the openness,
Focus on the space
Focus on what you can create,
Be as nature; alive to your fate

~ M. L Adams

In times such as lockdown there is much more time and space for many, make the most of it, be alive to fate ♡

Keep Believing

Never let anyone tell you, you can’t do something
Others may try to knock you down,
To throw you out
Or wear you down
But its up to you
No matter what
To be the one
Who keeps going
To be the one; who keeps believing ♡

~ M. L Adams

Just a little inspiration for your goals this year. Life is a way of being, ensure you’re being what you want to be, and doing what you want to be doing 💗 Happy New Year 2021 💗

Fight without Fighting

When you realise there’s ‘nothing’ to fight you don’t need to,

All defence is illusion based on something to protect,

When in reality there is nothing

Realise this and you’re free

To fight without fighting,

Accept all that you see and move freely

Intercept anything particularly in yourself that blocks or threatens this freedom

Most importantly,

Be you;

Be free

~ M. L Adams

9 ways to overcome setbacks

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;

  1. Take each day step by step-do what you can.
  2. Set mini goals- nothing too big.
  3. Check off those important things you’ve done and recognise your efforts.
  4. Create a gratitude list- every morning and/or evening- list all the things you are grateful for.
  5. Practice being present- be aware of your surroundings- focus in on the sights and sounds.
  6. Find ways to channel your energy- exercise regularly and do what you enjoy.
  7. Connect with others and support and encourage them too.
  8. Spend time in nature.
  9. 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 ♡

Miranda ♡

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.’ – Martin Luther King

The Journey of a Martial Artist

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 ♡

Miranda ♡

 

Taking Risks

There are always risks;
You share you might get rejected,
You open up you might get dismissed
You let go, you might let the darkness in;

But whats the alternative,
A life closed off
Scared and in hurt,
Vulnerable like a tiny little bird

Yet with every opening
You build your courage from within
Growing stronger with every single beat,
Until you are ready to expand your wings Fully let go; step off that ledge and fly ❤

~ M.L Adams

Focus

The power of focus is one of the greatest powers we have and when we are aware, it can be directed towards that what is greatest for us.

Our attention is always directed somewhere, however we either choose to direct it where we want to, or it is directed for us. Wherever our attention is directed it is far greater if this is as much a concious choice as possible.

There are many possibilities in life and many perceptions and once we are aware of the power of focus we can have it work for us rather than against us. As what we focus towards is what we will see and experience.

From experiencing the ups and downs of directed and misdirected focus I’ve put together 5 top tips in applying the power of focus in your life. I hope you find them helpful and allow it to work some magic for you.

  1. Focus on what you want – too often we can be led astray either by others, outside forces or our own undisciplined mind and begin to focus on things we do not want. Train your mind to focus on what you want and then you will experience more of this.
  2. Discipline – We have to train our minds to get them to work for us. We can do this through various ways such as  meditation, visualisation, affirmations and more. By doing this we are choosing to direct our mind rather than be easily influenced by outside forces.
  3. Feeling – Our feelings are a great indicator of our dominant focus points. Observe how you feel and redirect your mind where needed and necessary.
  4. Association – Those who we associate with have a powerful influence on our focus. Energy transfers, so choose your company wisely, be around those that you can be positively influenced by and where  you can also have a positive influence.
  5. Diet and exercise – what we put in to our bodies is as important as our minds. The exercise we do will also affect our focus as the body affects the mind and vice versa. Be mindful of both the food you take in and the exercise you do as this will either positively or negatively affect you, the states generated and subsequently the outcomes.

I hope you find the above tips useful especially as we are now approaching the end of lockdown and we can use this as a time to reset and refocus. Make sure it is you who is in charge of it 🙂

Focus on where you want to go

Focus on being the person you want to be

Not on the old or what you’re told to see ♡

Miranda ♡

 

 

Returning to the source

Returning to the source

Finding purity once more

From darkness to light

On to finding true sight

 

Forever growth

Direct from the source

Always finding a way

 

Always recognising;

That all here is one;

It always has been

 

Where only natures truth abides

The source of all;

Such a deeply beautiful soul,

Always one; always whole

 

~ M.L Adams

 

 

How to deal with unfairness in life

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.

Turn this to your advantage ♡

To your growth,

Miranda ♡