sixty-seven ideas.

 

day forty-eight. Finding Inner Resolve. There’s a lot going on in this world. It has gotten me thinking lately about how we find this personal resolve with ourselves, but also the world we live in. I do believe it’s our birthright  to enjoy life to its fullest. In order to do that, we must truly find our own inner peace (mind), joy (heart) and our purpose (legacy, our why). I am finding these three aspects key to my survival in a world that is often confusing and frustrating. Purifying my heart is part of the process of loving and letting go. More on this later. But when connected to our deeper WHY, our PURPOSE, it’s often a lot easier to find inner resolve. I was once told by a beautiful man in a sacred conversation that you ask yourself what you would die for. It’s a strong statement. Would I die for something, today? Is my why that strong in conviction? He reveals to me that when we live in a world that is so diverse, it’s up to us to find our tribe. Your tribe are the ones who are also fighting your same fight. Now, having said that, I’d like to think of myself more as a Lover than a fighter.

As with everyone else on this planet, there are reasons to be disheartened. It’s often disbelieving our U.S gun laws. How companies can keep their money in Ireland and not pay taxes. And so forth. How do we find this inner peace, this JOY that is our birthright when there is still human suffering, trafficking, slavery and systems set up to keep us separate.

I do believe. I believe in US. I believe that every night that you lay your head to rest, take a breath. Get connected. In fact, start your day like this too. If we all took deep breaths and perhaps were a little more connected with ourselves, perhaps we would feel more connected to others. Our friends, our family, our community and yes, even strangers. They are not so  s t r a n g e .

To today is about deepening your WHY. Finding your Tribe. Clearing the S P A C E in your head and purifying your heart so you can be You. The you that is completely wild, free, present and whole.

You got this.

Keep moving Forward –>

Positive emotions fuel resilience. To move forward you need to create openings for these emotions to develop and fill you up.

First and foremost, please take care of YOU. Eat healthy, be active, get enough sleep. You know this. Start here.

Second, be present in the MOMENT. Try mindfulness meditation or deep-breathing exercises. They can help center your thoughts and create new perspectives. Of course, I always recommend Qi Gong.

Thirdly, take a moment and reflect upon how you’ve handled past challenges. Consider what possibilities exist in this moment.

And lastly, open up. Talk to family and friends. Remember to reach out for extra help. Talk to a professional counselor or seek out support groups. It’s always a good idea to get support and don’t feel about that if you feel you need it.

 

Love Yourself First.

“It [isn’t] about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” — Rocky

Life is full of ups and downs. When bad things happen, we often doubt we have what it takes to get through them.

As the character Rocky explains to his son in the film Rocky Balboa, your resilience gets you through those tough times. And has the potential to make you stronger.

Research also shows a link between a strong inner resolve and improved health.

What is resilience? Resilience is your ability to bounce back from setbacks and not allow them overwhelm or stagnate you. It’s a sense of perspective and a positive sense of Self that grows over time and as you move through your life and encounter difficulties and perhaps struggle with them, you will persevere and find new ways to work through them. I call this your life curriculum. Emotional intelligence.

Where does it come from? Building this emotional strength starts early. Think about learning to walk or learning to ride a bike. Better yet, your first heartbreak. What kept you going then? Your family and friends were there for you, giving advice, cheering you on. And each time you overcame an obstacle, you developed problem-solving skills and a good feeling about yourself. The pain is like lactic acid. When you start working out, your muscles are sore (lactic acid build up). You feel you can’t work out the next day. But it’s actually better to get back out there and exercise. Once you move your muscles through range of motion, you start to feel better. This is the same with matters of the heart. Your heart is a muscle. 🙂