Life poses many questions. We spend much of it searching for answers. We try this and that, again and again. Then with disconnect and un-success we continue searching, over and over again.
Yet there at the center of our being is our heart, constantly emitting a vibrational confirmation as to whether what we’re doing, pursuing and choosing is correct.
Oftentimes we don’t trust “that feeling”. We brush it off assuming it’s our own foolish frivolity.
Yet if we would adopt the concept that this heart-felt feeling is a way our inner voice guides us then we can begin to move forward in our personal practice of acknowledging it and understanding its message.
Living from the heart is the most natural confirmation we have. Guidance is unique to each of us. Check in with it next time you have a question.
It takes faith.
I see so much more than a high school coming-of-age rom-com
I settled in with excited anticipation. Kissing Booth 3 — the Final Episode. There was so much at stake for each of the characters.
If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s a three-part high school coming-of-age rom-com based on the fictional “The Kissing Booth” by author Beth Reekles.
My concern was that the final episode would end with too much fantasy.
It’s fun to escape to the fantasy of first romance. It’s exciting to revisit the halls of high school days — unless, of course, yours were a nightmare.
Was it me? Was it him? Was this as creepy as I’m making it out to be?
The comment: (unedited): “Hi dear.. You have a lovely profile and I think you are worth talking to so I will appreciate if we chat and get to know each other if you don’t mind kindly send me a message thank you (smiley face)”
We travel many a path in life — literally and metaphorically — along the way we meet many people.
We encounter people we jive with and people who frustrate us.
Don’t dismiss either encounter. Not everyone is a soul mate, lover, best friend, or romantic relation. But everyone is for a reason.
Be discerning with your connections. Pay attention to what part of your personality they bring out — which doesn’t mean to toss others aside like weekly trash. Some are there to challenge us, some to guide us, some to bring out our best.
You’re at the bar, you place your order. The bartender asks “how do you take that?”.
At the Bar:
Neat — served no ice, no mixing or mixers — in a specific glass.
Straight up — served chilled, shaken and strained into a glass.
On the rocks — served over ice.
Circumstance and desire dictate.
Neat — un-embellished pure enjoyment.
Straight up — embellished, filtered, quickly enjoyed before appeal is lost.
On the rocks — enhanced and slowly enjoyed.
Circumstance and desire dictate.
Neat — raw.
Straight up — slightly enhanced.
On the rocks — embellished lingering enjoyment.
Neither are permanently fixed. A day at the bar or a day in life — circumstance and desire dictate how we take it.
A quenchingly quirky analogy.
I don’t dismiss motivational speaker Jim Rohn’s philosophy: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. I see it manifest in my life and the lives of others.
The real test of its validity is self-reflection. Your mindset, progress, ambition, etc., are they reflective of who you believe you are — or your 5-tribe?
If we’re honest we’ll see the truth.
However, I believe there are also five personal hobbies we practice whose influence reflects who we are.
1. music you listen to
2. books you read
3. shows you watch
4. advice you seek
5. subjects you study
We can learn much about ourselves by honestly observing our people and hobbies.
The silver lining is neither defines who we BECOME. We always have the choice to change what’s shaping our lives.