The future is a SPLIT second away.
The power to change our lives is within us each and every day. If you aren’t content with your current career, job, relationships, friendships, body, mindset, living situation, etc - change it now, don’t wait for tomorrow.
I am #thankfulthursday for my ability to always #startoveragain 😁I am grateful for the support of those like @doctor.vdh who have taught me that Fear should never hold me back!
I once went to a famous art museum and watched dozens of people look at the art only through the lenses on their phones, and an African safari where people only viewed the animals the same way. We live in a world where everyone can share their greatest achievements instantly; where people can paint only the best of themselves for the public to see; where news, events, and photos can be passed around in minutes. Not only has this social media craze created the inescapable competition for who can be the “most successful” and “happiest”, but it also has introduced the phenomenon of ‘FOMO’. A fear of missing out fed by the information shared on social media. However, while you were scrolling through this information overload, you MISSED out. Moments slipped by. Could you see the brush strokes on your screen? Did you see the baby elephant that was just outside of your lenses? You missed the way the sky looked when you were walking to class, you missed the way his laugh lit up his face, you missed an opportunity to make the person sitting next to you feel special; all because your face was buried in a screen. You were too busy living in a shared manufactured instant to be completely present with the only people and moments that truly matter.
Stop working so hard to be better than everyone else.
Stop neglecting real relationships in fear of missing a manufactured moment.
Put down your phone and be present.
Every moment is unique and every one you let slip away is gone forever.
Absorb the details.
That person sitting next to you is not guaranteed to be there tomorrow.
Someone special does not want to spend time with you AND your phone.
Don’t wake up to your phone, wake up to the person you love and snuggle up, a day may come where you wish you had taken more advantage of that time.
Real connection exists only where the importance of WiFi does not.
It’s time to #taketheleap , stop saying “no more” or “I can’t” and start saying #ican and #iwill ! You will only achieve #success if you make a move. Believe in yourself! You are more #powerful than you know. Stop underestimating yourself and overestimating the competition! And if you need help, or don’t know what to do, then come follow me at firstalphamentors.net and we will build a team of champions!
Perhaps one of the biggest lessons I have learned so far in 2018 is the importance of bravery. I believe bravery stems from confidence in yourself to go and do big things, to dig deep and love wide and seek hope above all else. It comes from looking back and seeing progress and remembering just how far you've come. Bravery pushes us to go farther and love deeper and live more vibrantly than we ever have before. Friends, let's be brave today and every day.
Deep greens and copper laced with black. A bow to my sister and her husband along with my cousins who have a courage that I fear I do not, as they have dedicated themselves to our nation in service. We all have some sort of courage, though different, I'm always in awe of the daily work of our service men and women and our first responders. .
"Courage" 18"×18" acrylic ink and resin on cradled wood panel. Available.
Day33 ONE -MINUTE MEDITATIONS 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which workers in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:12–13
👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 When you are conscious of spiritual weakness, do not wait for Me to move up on you to effect a change from without, but assume the responsibility for your weakened condition as though you were indeed your own savior. In the self- same moment, My grace will do the rest! Wholeness is the product of the Spirit, but it cannot come until you own desires set it in motion. From progress of another Pilgrim #salvation#grace ##wholeness#fear#conscious
this part of my house no one's been in it for years
I built the safe room and I don't let no one in there
Cause if I do there's a chance that they might disappear and not come back
And I admit I am emotionally scared to let anyone inside
So I just leave my doors locked
You might get other doors to open up but this door's not
Cause I don't want you to have the opportunity to hurt me
I'm barricaded inside so stop watching
I'm not coming to the door so stop knocking
I built it because I thought that it was safer in there
But it's not I'm not the only thing that's living in here
Fear came to my house years ago I let him in
I thought that he would leave but it's obvious he never did
He must have picked the room and got comfortable and settled in
Now I'm in the position it's either sit here and let him win
Or put him back outside where he came from, but I never can
Cause in order to do that I'd have to open the doors
Is that me or the fear talking?
I don't know anymore....