It Takes Guts
We all have experienced it. Some of you might be living it now. Truth be told, it is part of life’s challenges, one that stretches you possibly as much as it causes you pain and anguish sometimes. It has been known to prevent people from sleeping at nights, causing restlessness and even insomnia. Is there a cure? Indeed there is but it requires you to be bold.
If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences. ― Criss Jami
As technology advances and our world shrinks, some people are becoming more mean, focussed on getting their piece of the pie, so to speak, and in doing so, they cut down anything and anyone in their way. Some are quite bold in their approach, and kudos to them for going after what they want. You simply have to give that to them. The question is – are you equally bold to stand in your own power?
Bold Weekday Wisdom
Power and claiming your own was the focus on Weekday Wisdom© earlier this month and this week that is ending, members of this community were invited to do so boldly. The motivational email is sent to Subscribers every Monday through to Friday morning and is a daily dose of encouragement to help you through the week. You can start receiving your share when you subscribe to this blog. It is free and takes less than five minutes to get through first thing in the mornings. On Fridays, the week’s Wisdom is republished here so, if you missed any here is what was sent:
Have you ever had the experience of something great happening in your life and instead of congratulating you wholeheartedly, there is someone who chooses this as an opportunity to “correct” you?
Constructive criticism is great feedback to receive, however, do not be confuse it with someone throwing knives at you disguised as advice. When something wonderful comes to you, embrace it and step into it boldly despite snide remarks. That is the focus this week – how to live your life exactly how you desire without apologies.
This week, affirm:
Self-Pity No More!
“Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins – is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred’s a subset of self pity and not the other way around – ‘ It destroys everything around it, except itself ‘.” Stephen Fry
Like him or not – Fry is right. Watch this video and when done, affirm:
Better Without Doubt
Doubt is one of those tricky words and emotion. It can serve you well or drag you down – depending on how you use it or if you allow it to use you. There are those who will implant seeds of doubt about your endeavours or you will do a good job yourself if you focus on what is not and not what can be.
The proposition today is to use any doubt that arise in you – ride it to your greater “good,” those things that are on the path to peace, love, and fulfillment.
“You must know nothing before you can learn something, and be empty before you can be filled. Is not the emptiness of the bowl what makes it useful? As for laws, a parrot can repeat them word for word. Their spirit is something else again. As for governing, one must first be lowest before being highest.” ― Lloyd Alexander
Here is another oft misunderstood word – humility and so we replace it with emptying to avoid confusion about today’s affirmation:
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