Sometimes the path to #happiness is as simple as letting go of sadness. you may be holding onto sadness because those stories helped to define you. you may have become fixiated on reliving the past, thinking of what should have happened or what shouldn’t have happened.
while these moments allow you to be reflective, it also limits your ability to be #present, #effective, and #happy. you may find yourself stuck. there is a period of healing, where you do need to process sadness by talking about it fully in order to move on. however, make those moments intentional with the goal of #movingon.
“if you let go a little, you will have a little peace. if you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” – ajahn chah
✨✏️comment below: today i choose to let go of ________.
📷 by leandro cesar santana, cianorte, brazil
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2 days ago
God patiently endures. this is a theme found in today's section of romans 9. please join us in reading today's excerpt by @katesconcepts. and let us know what stands out!
"god 'has endured with much patience…' another way to put this phrase is 'to carry with much calmness.' here, we have the picture of god carrying those who oppose him with complete calmness, even though they deserve his complete punishment.
but paul also writes that god 'desires to show his wrath.' if there is one basic thing we know about god and his nature, it is that he cannot be near sin and must punish it.
so when thinking of those who have not been clothed with christ’s righteousness, god wants to punish the sin he sees. but because of his mercy and his desire for all to know him, he patiently carries them through life, withholding his wrath until that final judgment upon death.
he could, in all justice, punish disobedience the second it happens. but in his mercy he does not smite... instead, he patiently holds. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
this really makes me rethink my whole parenting strategy...
for god is patient with his image bearers; even those who are without his eternal mercy. he lets sin remain while he too remains. he is constant. he does not withhold his creation. and he does not take away all good things because of people’s bad decisions. instead, he lets humanity enjoy life.
even though he knows that some will never trust in him, he still gives never-ending opportunities for all to know him through everyday creation. he lets them enjoy his work, even if they don’t know it and even if they don’t deserve it...
yet too often, we are not patient with ourselves or others. we are our own worst critic while holding others to impossible standards. we don’t forgive. we lose hope. we forget to love. and we lack endurance and patience. but let us recognize the point of god’s enduring patience towards the disobedient. it is to proclaim his glory to us - his people - and to model the same attitude and perspective that we should have toward others." #declareglory#romans#romansstudy
4 days ago
“hey baby girl, it’s friday night. wanna split an h2o on the rocks and talk about our feelings?” well, did it work? for 9.5/10 ladies, this simple, yet honest proposition will end with a positive response. why you ask? for only $120.00 plus tax, (sorry i need money for a new skidoo) i will teach you the ins and outs of wooing and courting the woman of your dreams. join me, ernie. (must be 9 months or older to participate).
Happy new moon in pisces
this moon next to chiron (the wounded healer) includes the compassionate acceptance of ourselves and others, ‘flaws’ and all. so i laughed when i came across this graffiti yesterday. #acceptance
This is so so important. years ago i took a very long social media break because i felt like it was creating low self esteem for me. i was following and obsessing over pages that i thought could “motivate” me into being thinner, more fit, a better yogi, etc. and all it ended up doing for me was lowering my confidence and question myself. follow pages that make you feel a connection- not one you want to be or emulate. be yourself. add in things that uplift you in a completely positive way- not ones that make you feel like you need to be better. you are perfect as you are. ✨
Bir kırgınlığa nasıl son verilir ki, her kırgınlığım da fark ediyorum ki aslında kendime değer vermek yerine başkalarının benim değerimi belirlemesine izin vermişim. buna meğer izin veren benmişim. artık kırılarak, üzülerek geçirecek zamanım yok diyorum kendime. madem kendi değerimi bilmiyorum, madem bana değer verilsin, gösterilsin istiyorum. o halde kendime her defasında sormalıyım; bunu gerçekten yapmak istiyor muyum? bunu yaparken, kendi değerimden vazgeçiyor muyum, kendimi zorunlu mu kılıyorum, “bana ihtiyaçları var” sözleriyle... haydi şimdi tut elimden, kırgınlıklarımıza son verelim yeniden önceliklerimizi belirlerken... gücümüzü alalım ve değerimizi kendimiz belirleyelim. daha fazlası profil linkinde...
💝 #wishes #yaşamkoçu #yaşam#life#lifetrainer#lifecoach#world#kabul#acceptance#giresun #türkiye #turkey #türkiye #kırgın#once
"be wild; that is how to clear the river. the river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. the river does not dry up, we block it. if we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. that is creative life. it is made up of divine paradox. to create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a j*****s and spill rubies from one’s mouth. then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down." clarissa pinkola estés ~ women who run with the wolves 💕#womenwhorunwiththewolves#wildwoman#creativelife#freedom#flow#acceptance#lifegoals#quotes#river#flowwithlife
Um, ya. so, this whole reset thang has kinda bombed. i didn’t factor in a full weekend indoors with activity but few steps mixed with restaurant eats. 🤨 .
the weekend was brimming w/ talk of self-love & acceptance. all fabulous reminders yet when it’s on repeat it starts to sound a tad bit text-book. for me the art of acceptance, awareness & love for self is anything but text book. each one of us has our own unique story so the path we take on our journey is going to be unlike anyone else’s. .
i’ll be honest, when i hear someone say that they just woke up one day and said “i love myself!” i call bullshit. let’s hear about the days, months, years it took to reach that moment. drowning in rivers of tears...the brilliance of breakthroughs...the unconditioning...the never-ending practice of realizing your self-worth so that you can one day shout out from the roof-tops i fricken love & accept myself exactly as i am today, tomorrow & forever! .
so, today i can choose to be upset that i didn’t even nail a full week of my reset and say eff it and go completely off the rails because what’s the point anymore? or i can take a breath, readjust my ego and start again. .
not gonna lie, an off the rails ice cream indulgence is mighty tempting!🍦but today i choose to continue with the reset. i choose to accept that my wellness is worth it. .
i hope you know yours is too. i look forward to shouting from the rooftop with you one day! .
Birthday boy 😍
nine years. nine years since this beautiful soul chose us as his mummy and daddy. autism is many things but it has changed our lives, we are better parents for it, better people. its an honour to be this little mans role model and i forever hope we do him justice. in true monster style he wanted the final shin godzilla to complete his set so he had the full evolving stages, he is the best 😍 #autism#autismawareness#awareness#specialneeds#children#acceptance