I love this video! Brilliant! I came across this on TEDx, and this guy is inspirational. Let the teenagers watch this, and see how Shane Koyczan dealt with being a bully and being bullied. He describes what it’s like to be young, different, to grow up under peer pressure and how other kids pick on you for being different. Simply Brilliant!
Our minds have the incredible power to manifest anything and everything. Everything happening in our lives, good or bad, believe it or not we have manifested these situations, the dramas, the people we attract and the way they react to us. All of it.
We actually spend more time discussing, thinking, and cutting open negative situations than we do celebrating the positive things happening and the goodness in our lives. The universe echoes back our thoughts and the energies we attach to emotions and situations. Think about how passionately you talk and complain about people and situations, why xyz happens to you. You attach so much energy to it, such intense charges. Why don’t we talk about the positive things in our life with double the amount of passion? Why don’t we celebrate the joy of being who we are? The good day at work, the satisfaction of getting a project done, the man who randomly smiled at us, the person who allowed us to cut the queue and jump to the front of the line, the parking spots, the birds chirping, sunshine, laughter, babies giggling (I could go on and on!). Just the joy of being alive, well and blessed! Imagine then what the universe will echo back to us!
Instead of allowing ourselves to be truly authentic and accepting our emotions, we end up judging ourselves and adding layers of negative energy into our lives. On days that you do get angry, sad, lonely, frustrated etc, allow the energy to flow through you. Accept that you are angry, that you have rage. But don’t judge yourself for feeling this way. There is nothing wrong in feeling angry or sad. Feel it, be conscious of your emotion, and allow it to flow through you OUT of you. Don’t block it, don’t suppress it into a corner of your soul. It actually takes up more energy to block something than to allow it to flow out. As soon as you acknowledge the emotion, you become aware, and you start to shift from the inside. You start to think peacefully from an open space, and you begin to operate from a place that’s truly authentically YOU.
If we can create the negative scenarios and stress in our lives, then we definitely have the power to create the positive happy days and peacefulness in our lives! What do you choose to do today?
In this video, one of my favorite authors Panache Desai talks about how easy it is to live consciously with our emotions, and how to allow the energies to become instruments of peace. Absolutely beautiful.
Disarming Our Internal Weapons of Mass Destruction to become Instruments of Peace
The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
Brene Brown is a ‘research story-teller’ ;). In this eye-opening honest video, she talks about the power of being vulnerable and open, rather than being closed off and being safe. We are here to connect to people, to each other. And yet we fear that very same connection because deep down we believe ‘we are not good enough, pretty enough, successful enough…’. We believe that we are simply not worthy of connection, not worthy of love or belonging. To be truly vulnerable, it requires the courage to say ‘This is who I am. See me. See me as I am, with all my perfections and imperfections.’ To be truly vulnerable requires the courage of loving and accepting yourself as you are, knowing in your heart that you are worthy of love and belonging, worthy of connection regardless of whatever stories and drama have played out in your life. It is not easy to be vulnerable, to show your true naked self to others, to let your true emotions show through your eyes, to let your imperfections be seen. Honestly it isn’t. But standing each and every day in your true power is real inner strength. That is when you build real connections. Here’s a fun exercise you can try at the gym. Walk in and say to yourself ‘Don’t see me. I don’t exist.’ Keep repeating this to yourself, feeling each and every word. Guess what? You will be invisible to people. Then turn the exercise around and say, ‘Look at me. I am here. I am sexy and I am here.’ Say this a few times, feeling each and every word. You will actually have people just look at you. They will just turn and look at you not knowing why they are doing it! 🙂 What if you could let down all the barriers that you have built up that make you feel so safe, invisible and restricted? What if you could truly be vulnerable and discover the true joy and freedom of being YOU? How does it get better than that? 🙂