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love like

…there’s no limit.

Whether it’s yourself, your friends, family, pets, lover or community.

Love is the one the one thing, in all it’s forms, that never runs out.

Love has no limit, it grows bigger and brighter the more it is shared.

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This week I have been mostly rediscovering my creative bravery, relearning how to just create and play.

It’s all too easy to fall into a place where we forget what is in our soul to create. I know I worry about whether or not my work will speak to people when really it doesn’t matter if it speaks to me. I like colour, texture and mark making. I love the abstract and pouring a bit of myself into the canvas through my movement. I want to paint big and let loose.

And so this week I have been allowing myself to do just that. No judgement, no looking at it with a critical eye, just letting it be what it’s meant to be.

Try it, even if it’s just for a day and be brave. Make that thing that pops into your head, paint with your hands if the mood takes you, speak to that person you feel drawn to and most importantly don’t over think it either during or after.

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be authentic

There’s a phrase that I prefer to ‘be true to yourself’¬†and that is to ‘be authentic to yourself’. I’m not sure why but the word authentic holds so much more power for me. It makes me stop and really look at what I’m doing. It feels right to ask myself ‘am I being authentic?’. So what is it to be authentic to yourself?

I believe that being authentic is being you, warts and all. It’s about acceptance of the good, the bad and all that’s in between, it’s about listening to that feeling in your gut that tells you the new person you just met isn’t someone you should spend time with, or the soaring in your heart that encourages you to keep doing something regardless of what others may think and acting on those feelings. It is trusting and valuing your opinion and thoughts, accepting them, owning them and acting accordingly.

I’ve been trying to remind myself of this, particularly that last sentence whenever I doubt my intuition or my opinion and as a result I’ve found not only my personal power has grown but the value others place on my opinions has likewise improved, at least in my view.

So my message for today is to be authentic to what you need, want, think, feel and dream. Each of these thing is valuable and important and should be treated as such.

Your opinion matters. You matter.

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Can’t, won’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t.

Can, will, should, could.

Which way would you rather live?

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possession wishes 2

I don’t consider myself a particularly materialistic person. I’ve had periods in my life where I haven’t had much to my name and others where I have been very blessed with the abundance of possessions I have had. While life has generally been less stressful when I’ve been in periods of the second I have still managed to live and be more than content when I have had the first. Of course it’s lovely to have the things we want whether they be for their beauty, use or just the sheer knowledge that we have them but it’s also very important to be grateful for those things.

I found the possession wishes hard to do, only the first one I listed came easily to me as it is something I have always wanted and told myself I will probably never manage to have. It used to bother me that it was a possession that would, like as not, never be in my grasp but that’s not so much the case now. I would still love to realise it but I no longer see it as a measure of my success and worth as a person, which I think I did when I was younger.

Possessions wishes

I wish…

1. …I owned my own house.

2. …I owned my own shop.

3. …I had a new gaming laptop.

4. …I had a pet cat.

5. …I had a whole new wardrobe of new clothes I love.

6. …I had a pair of adult faery wings.

7. …I always have a supply of my favourite art materials.

8. …I had a herb garden.

9. …I owned a beautiful holiday home.

10. …I had enough money to never have to worry about it again.

I suppose another reason why I found this exercise so tough was because I have just spent a huge amount of time and energy decluttering my house and getting rid of a load of possessions, many of which I really had to wonder what possessed me to buy them in the first place. Since then I have been working very hard to be mindful of what I buy and therefore introduce materialistically into both my house and my life. I think it made this whole thought process a lot harder than it may have been a month ago for me to do because of the change in my perception of possessions, what I do possess and what I want to possess.

The thing about possessions is that you can’t take them with you in the end.

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