Gratitude is just a matter of perspective. We take so much for granted in our everyday experiences
We are so caught up with the busy grind and endless pursuit of our ego, we forget to LITERALLY stop and smell the roses of life here on Gaia
Even in the most turbulent and trying times and situations, there are still things to find beauty, meaning and gratitude in. It’s all a matter of perspective
This “Attitude of Gratitude”, allows us to start embodying the vibration of Gratitude, which along with Unconditional Love is that of the highest we can physically embody here on Gaia
Simply just CHOOSING to be accepting, content and GRATEFUL of the moment
This comes with faith and trust as well, once we start really trusting and having faith that whatever is being thrown our way, is just another chance to grow and gain higher awareness over it. We begin to have an easier time being grateful for even the most consciously undesirable and trying times
When we embody and therefore emit this frequency out into the world and cosmos, due to physics and magnetics we just attract more of it into our experience
The mechanics of it are simple, the practical application is hard part I know. But it’s just a matter of being diligent enough to find time to honor and acknowledge those things we don’t usually show our gratitude for
Life is a series of choices…
And taking a break is one of them.
A time to rest, recover, and reflect.
This past weekend, I chose to take a break and focus on what matters most to me — my family.
I chose to be present, spend time with my family, and celebrate life.
The past three days were an annual reminder of just how precious and fragile life is. The turning point in my life and the day everything changed. The was start of my health and fitness journey.
I believe breaks are necessary for life and for our fitness and (emotional) well-being.
A reminder to pause and reflect, to turn inward and focus on what matters most and our life choices.
We can choose to be present or bury our
emotions with distractions.
We can choose to spend time with family or avoid emotional triggers.
We can choose to mourn loss or celebrate life.
How and what we choose will determine our (emotional) outcome.
Art is an interesting phenomenon. It takes a certain level privilege or the lack thereof to be able to appreciate it. Art itself comes from experience which is impressionable, and more often than not these inspirations are rooted in personal struggles, insecurities, fears, motivations, and a host of other things. But it takes the privileged eye to appreciate it. Creating art, as what I consider one of the most exclusive social structures that can be found. It's a poor man's life in a rich man's game. I am not saying you have to be rich to appreciate art, but the issue is that most of those who inspire today's art and struggles, aren't able to see themselves reflected in the art. Maybe what I want to say is that art has reached that level now, where the harder the language of the artist is, the more impressive it becomes. Art therefore has just become another method of creating exclusivity rather than a co-habitable social construct.
But don't mind me, I am trying to be an "artist" too.
✨Pause for a little positivity!⠀
On Monday's I invite you to join me in seeing the glass as half full. ⠀
Life is hard. It's filled with hard. It's vital to respect the hard, but it's often easy to focus and dwell on the hard. Somedays we even give the hard more than what it deserves. ⠀
So I invite you wherever you are, in the middle of the happy, the complicated, the messy or the gorgeous to pause and type up something good in your life. Something you are grateful for. Something that is bringing a smile to your face right now. ⠀
It can be as small as getting the wash to the dryer on the first attempt, or as big as getting a new job. ⠀
It's okay if it takes a minute. It will be worth the pause. I promise there is something good to see.⠀
Share with me below. I'll post mine too! ⠀
🇪🇸 Cuando ya nos íbamos a ir, nada más me senté en el bus me enteré que algunos se quedaban un rato más por ahí, porque el guía luego les bajaría hasta el hostal. Así que no me lo pensé 😁 no sabía quién se quedaba, pero por estar más tiempo por allí, me baje a disfrutar del lugar y de la compañía. Me hizo mucha ilusión que me recibieran con tanto entusiasmo 😍 Aunque sólo eramos 6 molaba porque así podía conocerles mejor y me lo pasé muy bien ☺️
🇬🇧 When we were going to leave, I just sat on the bus and found out that some of them stayed a little longer, because the guide would take them down to the hostel later. So I didn't think too much 😁 I didn't know who was staying, but because I spent more time there, I went down to enjoy the place and the company. I was very excited to be greeted with such enthusiasm 😍 although we were only 6, It was cool because I could know them better and I had a great time ☺️
Week days count
Every day counts
Our bodies don’t know the difference between Saturday or Monday.
Let’s not create a dread for certain days of the week. -
Stay in your routines, put in the work on the weekends, get out of your own way, and keep momentum going that catapults you into the week!
When you do this, you never know what amazing things can happen.
What do you do to help your Monday’s be successful?
Work life balance for me is like this mythical creature I hear people speak about but don’t myself understand. ⠀
I would have said once upon a time that I have a good work life balance because I often take holidays and head off on adventures. ⠀
Truth be told on those holidays I constantly check my emails and for the rest of the year I would work late and spend my weekends doing work. ⠀
I run a finance department so the 9-5 reality is more like 8-late but I’ve started to realise without taking time for me and the things I love I can’t perform the way I should nor be the fabulous human I truly am. ⠀
I’m great at my job but there’s more to me than being a kick ass boss lady. I honestly feel so much better at work and just in myself when I take time to prepare delicious food, go to the gym, paint my nails and have hot sex. ⠀
Take time to nourish all the beautiful parts of you. It won’t make you shit at your job. You probably will kick more goals then before. ⠀
Love transcends all human understanding, it does not conform to societal norms and tendencies, isn't that what love is, in the purest form?
Why do we then tatter love with our outrageous demands of materialism, why even bring materialistic aspects into something that is above all.
The moment Love is compared to materialistic aspects, it loses its worth, then how is it love and not a deal?
Love is natural, spontaneous. Something that sets one free from everything this world has to offer, it is something even Jesus proclaimed so largely - 'Love thy neighbor as you love yourself'. Why then let anything else ruin it's purity?
Let love guide you, home, maybe? 🌻
~ Marilyn Moses ~
1 164 hours ago
My intentions are never to change the people but to only enhance their level of self awareness so that we can all make some conscious choices.
Had a great experience with these lovely participants at ICAI.
There's no elevator to success,you have to take the stairs!
No matter how many times we fall, we shouldn't give up!
Contemplating about my life and wondering that why I can't remove certain phases or situations which I am going through gives me an idea that you cannot make life according to yourself,instead you can make yourself according to life.
Hardships make great sailors!
All these quotes are enough to motivate oneself. But sometimes all these stuff don't work!
Instead when one is being through tons of mullered phases of life, one should try to exhale those feelings or emotions outside.
It can be anything like chattering with your loved ones, dancing on your favorite song,writing what you cannot speak, and sometimes it's crying.
Amazed! Well! I am saying that bitter truth which everyone knows.
Holding up feelings and emotions make you feel loaded but when you let your emotions flow down, they literally clear your both head and heart.
You feel like whatever you are being through will come to an end.
Positivity starts inculcating in you and your aura gets completely changed.
People do say that crying is just a symbol of weakness but let me tell you it takes a lot of courage to showcase your emotions in front of others or in front of yourself too.
But with the idea that once you cry for a reason then promise yourself that you won't cry for the same reason again.
I am not at all supporting the phenomenon of crying instead I am letting our minds to change the perspective of making ourselves free from the trap of emotions.
Because as it is said that, "You only see a clear sky, once you see a downpour! " #Emotions#perspectives#thoughts#thoughtspoured#writersofinstagram#blogger#bloggersofinstagram
0 84 hours ago
We cannot wait to work with the community to support and grow arts education as much as possible. Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores + lower dropout rates—benefits reaped by students regardless of socioeconomic status.
Students with 4 years of arts or music in high school, in fact, average 100 points better on their SAT scores than students with just one-half year of arts or music.
I was lucky enough to spend the last 5 days with 6 of the best ladies out there. I cannot thank these ladies enough for all of the #laughter and #brightness they have brought into my life these last 5 days.
I come from a small town and I’m constantly surrounded by people who only know life in this small town. Getting out there, meeting new people from different places with different #goals and different #perspectives is something that I #value so much.
For 5 whole days I was surrounded by people who don’t try to bring others down due to their own lack of happiness in life and it felt amazing. Not one person questioned me, not one person laughed at me, everyone made me feel like I #belonged from the start.
These are the people you need in your life- get yourself #friends like these💕
2 164 hours ago
✌🏽out 38! Hello 39! Ready for my last year in my 30’s! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know what you might be thinking, why am I so excited to get older? Well why the heck not?! Another year lived. Another year of lessons learned. Another year wiser. Another year I’m GRATEFUL to be alive. I can go on but I think you get the point. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let’s flip the switch more often and practice gratitude and count our blessings. It’s the little things we do to re train the brain. If you don’t usually celebrate your birthday I encourage you to do something to celebrate you on your next day of birth! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #PracticeSelfLove#MindBodySoulLiving#BirthdayBehavior 📷 @beejay96 👏🏽😘
30 774 hours ago
Being married could be considered easy... But adding a kid, whew! Adding 2, or 3 or more. Each one changes the whole dynamic! Which is all the more reason to make sure your relationship and marriage is solid. Our time together is something is something we never slack or skimp on.
Recently we got to spend a whole week together, kidless. Y'all, it was magical. Not only was it a gift from our company, and we were poured into, encouraged and challenged in our faith and where our foundation lies... But we grew so much closer to each other.
It was such a spiritual shift, we came back excited and full of vision. Freedom!
Feeling pressured is something no one enjoys, in fact its quite uncomfortable! In any aspect. I mean, think of financial strain, marriage, migraines, telemarketers, making decisions, buying a house, growing a family... All of those make you feel the pressure. In fact these are some of the things that we were talking about and how much our perspective has changed on those things.
Migraines, Xavier used to get them ALL the time! So much pressure and making him sick to the point of throwing up, until that all changed 2 years ago!
Marriage, financial strain, growing a family, buying a house, we had that pressure, but now that our perspective has changed, we embrace those!
Telemarketers, we all get annoyed, right?! Ha! Well, now I enjoy those calls! It's about connecting with a person and understanding that they are family to somebody, I want to make their day a little better. I can choose not to be annoyed by them!
Marriage, we take the intentional actions to grow closer and not lose touch.
Rise Up! You have the choice, and you are in control of your perspective! So much can change! Sometimes it just needs I choice for change. We found ours. #marriagegoals#strongfoundation#marryyourbestfriend#loveyourspouse#perspectives#choosejoy#focusongod#mymotherhood#familylife#intentionalliving#riseup#plexusactive@plexusworldwide#changeyourlife#acroyoga#acrocouple#yogamomma#fitcouples
16 524 hours ago
Don't know who this is for, but someone needed to hear this!
Embrace every unique aspect about yourself.
YOU ARE ENOUGH ALONE!
“The beginning is always today.”
Hello Monday. We open our hearts and welcome you in - knowing and trusting that the universe is hiding and directing us every step of the way!
You have the keys to all the wonderful things you can experience in life. Sometimes you just gotta reset! Detach yourself from your worries as much as all the great things you have been learning!
Sometimes when we get so determined on a goal or vision for the future we become possessive about it and it, instead, possesses us!
Nothing worth having is easy ✨• The things you can control, control. The things you can change, change and the things you can't accept and move on 💎• •
Two ways to look at my weekend: 1. The twins cried most of it because we’re trying to wean them off dummy’s🙈, our washing machine broke and flooded the kitchen floor 😩& the chicken I had planned to cook that was in date smelt like death 😅 so I couldn’t make it.
2. We created content for the week ahead📸, we added a few extra touches around the house that have made a huge difference 😍 , we made it to church 🙏🏾and the twins went most of Saturday without a dummy 😊 •
Small boy, BIG City 2.0! 🏙
(📸: @mikey.lazo )
It seems I spent the majority of my time in Houston within the past 12 months. I think it may be time to visit some new places soon but for now, I’m going to continue to enjoy what’s in front of me. :) Also, I hope y’all can take a moment and appreciate what humidity and sweat does to my hair 😭