Mind over matter

Look for the gaps
You can always find a way
To be at your best
No matter what others say
Hold to the stillness
Without and within
You will always find a way
To overcome anything 💕

~ M.L Adams

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