It’s not easy sometimes to let go of a situation when you’ve done your best.
Sometimes we strain to try to do more and we sometimes end up just wasting our energy and feeling tired and frustrated.
Sometimes the best thing that we can do is just to let go. Just to say I’ve done all I can do for this moment… it might not be be the situation that I want to be in but this is what it is for now. So I’m going to do do the best I can. I’m going to be calm and not strain myself.
I’m just gonna do willingly what needs to be done right now and go with the flow.
And that’s all there is to it my friends. Sometimes we just have to “suck it up”, do what needs to be done, and flow.
These days we really have to be very careful with our health. It seems to me that it has to be a top priority not just something that we think about now and then. And also not something that we think about with fear, but something that we honour and respect and take care of with love.
Watching the way that we eat, getting out for walking or even walking in our homes with a video, doing some kind of a weight bearing exercise to keep our muscles strong, doing some meditation or breathing exercises to keep our energy on point – all those kinds of thing are important.
And the good thing is we can do as we like. We don’t all have to do the same form of exercise or practices. Is it individual choice. The more easy and fun we can make it the better it is and the more we are likely to be consistent with our practices.
Just keep moving and keep positive in mind body and spirit and we can love & enjoy our lives more.
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Did you know that gratitude for everything, even tiny little things, can bring more of that good energy into your life? It’s true. I came up with an A to Z list of things in our lives for which we can be thankful. Have a look!
A-Z of Gratitudes
A- thank you for the Air I breath
B- thank you for the power of my Breath that can calm and also Invigorates me
C- thank you for Caring people in my life
D- thank you for the Dreams that have and are coming true in my life
E-thank you for this wonderful planet Earth on which we live. I appreciate its beauty and do my best to take care of it
F-thank you for the Friends in my life – old and new
G–thank you for the Good in my life. Look for the good and praise it.
H-thank you for Health. My health is getting better every day
I-thank you for the Internet. I can meet new people,pursue interests,find answers & be entertained
J-thank you for the Joyous moments in my life
K-thank you for the Kindness I have experienced in my life; both receiving and giving
L- love I send out Love and I get it back
M-thank you for the Money that comes from all sources to meet my needs
N-thank you for the New day. Every day is a fresh start, a chance to move forward
O-thank you for Openness. I am open to change and new experiences
P-thank you for my Purpose in life. I have goals and I can work to make them come true
Q-thank you for the Quietness of meditation and reflection time
R-thank you for times of Rest and Relaxation. It helps me renew myself and energy
S-thank you for moments of Serenity in my life. They can help renew my spirit
T-thank you for Technology – my phone,computer and so on are all very helpful
U-thank you for the knowledge that I am Useful. I am here for a purpose
V-thank you for the Vim and Vigor that I can feel from exercise and taking good care of myself
W-thank you for my strong feelings of Worthiness. I am good enough!
X-thank you for a Xenophile spirit. (A person with an interest in celebrstong people’s differences. ) We are all unique and I’m truly grateful for that.
Y-thank you for a Youthful attitude towards myself and life
Z-thank you for my Zealous love for life. I deeply appreciate this gift.
Well, that’s my list. Everyone’s list might be different. What kind of things are you grateful for today?
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You are a precious jewel, and should treat yourself as such.
Here are some very appropriate words of wisdom from the marvellously talented actor, Anthony Hopkins that perfectly embody this thought. I found this on the internet and want to share it with you.
from ANTHONY HOPKINS
′′Let go the people who are not prepared to love you. This is the hardest thing you will have to do in your life and it will also be the most important thing. Stop having hard conversations with people who don’t want change.
Stop showing up for people who have no interest in your presence. I know your instinct is to do everything to earn the appreciation of those around you, but it’s a boost that steals your time, energy, mental and physical health.
When you begin to fight for a life with joy, interest and commitment, not everyone will be ready to follow you in this place. This doesn’t mean you need to change what you are, it means you should let go of the people who aren’t ready to accompany you.
If you are excluded, insulted, forgotten or ignored by the people you give your time to, you don’t do yourself a favor by continuing to offer your energy and your life. The truth is that you are not for everyone and not everyone is for you.
That’s what makes it so special when you meet people who reciprocate love. You will know how precious you are.
The more time you spend trying to make yourself loved by someone who is unable to, the more time you waste depriving yourself of the possibility of this connection to someone else.
There are billions of people on this planet and many of them will meet with you at your level of interest and commitment.
The more you stay involved with people who use you as a pillow, a background option or a therapist for emotional healing, the longer you stay away from the community you want.
Maybe if you stop showing up, you won’t be wanted. Maybe if you stop trying, the relationship will end. Maybe if you stop texting your phone will stay dark for weeks. That doesn’t mean you ruined the relationship, it means the only thing holding it back was the energy that only you gave to keep it. This is not love, it’s attachment. It’s wanting to give a chance to those who don’t deserve it. You deserve so much, there are people who should not be in your life.
The most valuable thing you have in your life is your time and energy, and both are limited. When you give your time and energy, it will define your existence.
When you realize this, you begin to understand why you are so anxious when you spend time with people, in activities, places or situations that don’t suit you and shouldn’t be around you, your energy is stolen.
You will begin to realize that the most important thing you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to protect your energy more fiercely than anything else. Make your life a safe haven, in which only ′′compatible′′ people are allowed.
You are not responsible for saving anyone. You are not responsible for convincing them to improve. It’s not your work to exist for people and give your life to them! If you feel bad, if you feel compelled, you will be the root of all your problems, fearing that they will not return the favours you have granted. It’s your only obligation to realize that you are the love of your destiny and accept the love you deserve.
Decide that you deserve true friendship, commitment, true and complete love with healthy and prosperous people. Then wait and see how much everything begins to change. Don’t waste time with people who are not worth it. Change will give you the love, the esteem, happiness and the protection you deserve.”
Just when I gave up I was standing right on front of it!
The other day I was in the supermarket looking for a certain item and and I walked all around the shop looking for this item called smash. I went up and down every aisle and around the back section but I couldn’t find it.
Then I went back down the very last aisle and I decided to ask the lady to help me.
And I asked her where is this item and she said it’s right there, and I looked up and I was standing right in front of it.
There was the Universe – giving me a little life lesson that I didn’t realise until sometime later after I left the shop.
Often we are working on a goal, a closely held to dream and we try this and that and nothing seems to be working really substantially.
We might have some small victories but nothing really big time as far as what we have in our minds. So we just give up and say it’s not meant to be.
Perhaps if we held on that bit longer, if we switched or tweaked our plan just that one more time, we might have crossed the finish line and found our dream and achieved our goal or at least achieved as much of it as would be needed to encourage us just to keep going.
So what was the lesson from this humble package of processed potatoes.
Don’t give up, even when it looks like it’s all over. Keep going!
If you must … tweak the plan; get some advanced knowledge – take a course/read a book; ask for assistance from someone you trust; try a different angle …but keep going. Don’t keep doing the same thing if it’s not working or you’re just get the same results and more frustration.
But make adjustments, realign yourself and set your sights again, monitor your progress, and go make the dream your reality or come as close to it as you can.
We can be so close to our goal but we just don’t know it. All we can see is that it’s not there. So just try giving it another shot going a little further down that road and then might be just just the thing that was needed to reach the goal post.
Lets share! …
Have you ever come so close to a goal, and you thought all was lost & were ready to give up, but something good happened that changed everything and you were back in the game again and on the way to a successful outcome. How did you turn things around in your favour? What kept you going?
Feel free to leave a comment on your experiences of perseverance in attaining your goal!