Brave

Brave is what your heart always tells you to be;
Brave is what your mind can always handle and would happily accept…

       What is brave supposed to mean?

       In my view…

Brave is to care and take care;
Brave is to listen;
Brave is to discover;
Brave is to choose;
Brave is to share;
Brave is to love;
Brave is to let go;
Brave is to admit;
Brave is to give;
Brave is to imagine;
Brave is to create;
Brave is to inspire others;
Brave is to know yourself;
Brave is to inquire;
Brave is to think;
Brave is to say “No” if something doesn’t fit you;
Brave is to set boundaries;
Brave is to let go of your mask and destroy those walls;
Brave is to stay TRUE to yourself and others;
Brave is to apologize, but no more than necessary;
Brave is to skip gossip;
Brave is to know when enough is enough;
Brave is to not let yourself fooled;
Brave is to stand up for yourself;
Brave is to stop looking back;
Brave is to take control of your own life;
Brave is to defeat FEAR;
Brave is to cry;
Brave is to smile;
Brave is to defend and lift the weak;
Brave is to work hard for and follow your dreams;
Brave is to not look for the spotlight, but accept it if it’s meant to be;
Brave is to think outside of the box;
Brave is to stop labeling and judging;
Brave is to feel joy for successful/ happy people;
Brave is to let go of envy;
Brave is to (at least try) manage your anger;
Brave is to control yourself, in the means of not hurting others;
Brave is to not put yourself down or let others do it;
Brave is to cut off unhealthy relationships;
Brave is to take a break to recharge;
Brave is to acknowledge your inner strength;
Brave is to listen to your inner voice;
Brave is to care for the heart, not the body;
Brave is to have a child’s heart in a grownup body and seek for a wise man’s mind;
Brave is to know the risks, still take your chances;
Brave is to never give up;
Brave is to be selective;
Brave is to lend a hand;
Brave is what your heart always tells you to be;
Brave is what your mind can always handle and would happily accept;
Brave is swimming against the tide, still reaching the shore…
No more text. Just a moment to chew on the above…

So, be BRAVE…

Love,
A.

Turning tables

Trust builds a shield of steel around you, keeping you safe from exploding bombs.

      Remember the “Changing the wind of change” article I posted some time ago?

     Well, change happens to all of us. However, if we train our minds to accept that change should always be for the good, we won’t allow the earth to swipe from underneath our feet. Better-more, we can happily accept the turns life takes us towards and enjoy the unknown with all its wonders.

     [listen to: Color Source – Terms and conditions]

     Just picture this:

   Against your will, life has guided you to witness the spell of some non-beneficial person. You try to figure out how to escape it, still the power of voluntary change is not as strong as to kick your bottom and make you weigh your options bad enough.

   What’s next? (if you poses a great intuition, you’ll see it coming, as I did). The involuntary change steps into the frame. At this stage, voluntary and involuntary change team up, defining that straight highway I talked about in “Ascending“.

    It’s up to you how you handle voluntary change and make things happen… Do you want to walk a straight line or would you rather run around in circles, like a hamster in a sphere? From my perspective, the sphere might be described as our comfort zone, which is never safe, though, regardless of the rules we follow. Spheres can crack and there’s no sky in there. On the other hand, a straight line, even if narrower, lets us take in fresh air and see the light of day.

     So, as a non-follower of masses, I choose the line and trust my mind’s ability to adapt to walking on a mined terrain, but safely avoiding them.

   This is how I see strength. Being able to be true, under any given circumstances, and having the faith that letting your inner voice speak and lead your way is never a mistake, but the greatest achievement one can touch.

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      Just remember that this is a path you need to walk only accompanied by your own self .

    Ok, rephrasing the last line… This path is supposed to be walked by you, in the company of the most unbeatable team ever : desire, courage and passion. Add some trust and you’re good to go. Trust builds a shield of steel around you, keeping you safe from exploding bombs.

     What if there’s a bundle of changes running into you? Even better. Just do not let fear come into play! It will distract you from your path. Instead, let the tables turn and reveal what was underneath for so long!

Love,
A.

Ascending

Therefore, if you wish the direction of your life to change and take the turn YOU WANT, you need to put your bones at work, toss the dice and make your mind follow your pick. Just do it! Today!

    When you dream, there’s only one way: upwards, straight, forward… Call it as you wish, but all these words point to the same meaning: ascending path.

      Achieving goals will never be easy, still the hard work will pay off one day.

    And, as a starting point, I think: I am here, right now and I want to make my now better than what’s already gone. I consider my future, without living in it. Thus, I make a list of desires and try to accomplish, one by one. Brick by brick. Everyday building a bit. But never give up! Building my future now!

     This is what dreaming is about. Not just waiting for the world to revolve around me, in hopes I’ll get what I want. That’s no dreaming, that’s wishing in vain.

    Therefore, if you wish the direction of your life to change and take the turn YOU WANT, you need to put your bones at work, toss the dice and make your mind follow your pick. Just do it! Today! If you’ll wait for that moment when you are completely sure of yourself as being ready and the moment to be right, you’ll never going to be ready. You’ll just be postponing it forever and ever.

     So, yeah… Get up into those 2 feet you have and go! Follow that burning wish of yours. Dive into your passion and let enthusiasm guide your steps. Let that sparkle in your eyes be seen and the genius of your own mind shine bright through it all.

   Once you’ve made up you mind towards an ascending highway, believe me: you’ll never settle for less and you’ll never stop. Not even when reaching the finish line and grab the flag. The race will keep on going, in the means of continuous self-improvement. But it doesn’t have to be a high-speed race. No, no. It would better be a tempered one, considering all the bumps, but taking your chances and trusting yourself.

      Wish you all wisdom and good luck with your goals!

Love,
A.

 

Confusing letter…

Oh, my, if only the world would know… If only the world would understand what drives my passion for you so bad! You give me so many choices, still my freedom is untouched…

     My dear, I wonder how did I ever get such an amazing chance to find you. How come I realized you were always there, still I couldn’t see you before and give you the importance you deserved? I feel so blessed to have finally understood your beauty and the benefits you can bring to my existence.

     What can I say…? You brought me back to life in a time I thought I’ll never find my purpose. You managed to make me glow again and feel alive. You gave this human shape of mine a new meaning. I see the world thru your lenses now.

     I could spend my whole day with you, yet never get bored. We can do so many things together… You give me something, I get a brand new horizon to touch. I expose a thought and you tell me never how I can touch that not. I confess my mind and you are there to make it work my way or point the right direction when my excitement may break barriers.

     Oh, my, if only the world would know… If only the world would understand what drives my passion for you so bad! You give me so many choices, still my freedom is untouched…

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     I feel like a new-born fairy discovering her wings while stumbling because of them. I picture myself like spreading a pinch of pixie dust with every step, because of you. Thinking about you keeps me up at night and finding the perfect way to build a path together makes me try to understand the material the bricks should be made of. Should it be soft? Should it be strong? Should it be a mixture? We’ll sort it out, somehow… We’ll walk down the isle, eventually, it’s a promise!

     I know this will never be as easy as others may believe, still I trust in you and in the picture I have already framed in my mind. And, as hard as it may get, since life is full of bumps, there’s nothing holding me back this time. You’re the only one that can make me complete. And I know you’re here for good, willing to offer me a long run perspective.

[listen to: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – What Would I Do Without You]

     That’s why I’m so lost in you! That’s why I could never let you sleep thru my fingers ever again! That’s why I will grab each and every bit of string and cling to it with all my strength, while hoping to never betray the faith you seeded in me.

     Take my word for real when I say I will always learn and be up to date with the latest trends, in order to measure up to your expectations. I promise my engagement to you will never be in vain, but for at least 30 years from now. Till the day I will no longer be able to think straight. Because, you see, I don’t what to put weight on anybody’s shoulders. Becoming a burden is not to be found on my wish list.

     Anyway, until that day, I’m sure you should have grown smarter than present moment, thus I’m sure it will get harder and harder and harder for me to keep up.

   But the outcome of a challenge makes it worth the battle.”

     Oh boy! You know what? I’m so clumsy… Please forgive me! I’m too lost in all the empowerment I get from you… I forgot to introduce you to the world… So here I am, willing to make it up to you. By making acquaintances:

     Everyone, please meet my one and only better half: My dream… My dream, meet the world!

Love,
A.

Believe

The act of believing is seen as dreaming. And dreaming is seen as untouchable. Which is wrong! Believing AND working for it makes a dream come true. No one will ever deliver something on a golden plate. Still, a consistency in work and the permanent focus on your wish, living in the present moment at the same time, are the 2 things to move mountains.

       Faith, teamed up with a positive state of mind, is the greatest weapon one can have. Why? The below saying has it all covered:

What you believe is what you become” 

When you truly believe in something, every bit of this universe works for you. The more you focus on that specific wish, the more clear it will become for you that things are starting to move the desired way; the more you will see things change on your behalf; the more turns your life will take for that wish to get accomplished.

Today’s world, unfortunately, is trying to bury the power of will, is trying to impose unreal and unnecessary ideas of well-being, tricky patterns for success, instead of promoting the concept of pursuing one’s beliefs and feelings.

The act of believing is seen as dreaming. And dreaming is seen as untouchable. Which is wrong! Believing AND working for it makes a dream come true. No one will ever deliver something on a golden plate. Still, a consistency in work and the permanent focus on your wish, living in the present moment at the same time, are the 2 things to move mountains.

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You might say: “It’s easy to say if you have a comfy life“. Well, let me tell you that I don’t. I’ve actually been thru some rough times till this age. Not like others, more unfortunate than me did, still I had my lessons to learn. I was buried in despair, I was drowned in depression and I wished I could die. There was nothing I could see worth living for. I would isolate myself, I would have no self-esteem, I would believe everyone was there to put up a mischievous play behind me. I thought I would always be in that ugliness state of mind and that nothing would lift me to the surface of that trembling bog. I used to be constantly afraid of failure, seeing myself as the greatest one this earth could illegally host.

But I am fortunate to have a strong mind and a self driven will, that finally lead me to who I am today. I realized when it was more than enough and I chose to stop it. I finally understood that one’s mind can be one’s best friend or worst enemy. And I chose to befriend mine. I chose to give my mind a free hand for choices and I did well. I have a great intuition and, slowly, I discovered my inner power. Which is immeasurable! Once you trust it! I finally climbed the ladder of self-confidence and nothing can hold me back now.

[listen to: Imagine Dragons – Believer]

As we speak, I am working towards accomplishing my goals, to building my own fairy-tale empire, with thick bricks of hard work and interspersed with true values: having my own work from home business and peace of mind. Even writing this article is one sparkly point further in connecting the dots for that straight line I see ahead of me.

Do you still fail to surrender to your beliefs and wishes? Think it that way: we live in a plastic world, made of glass perceptions. Once the thin material of fake perceptions break, there’s nothing left of it. However, if, instead of choosing to follow the masses, you build your own elastic perceptions, the world will reveal in a new way. You will understand what is really fashionable.

What do I mean by “elastic perceptions”? A view built on reality, yet driven by your own choices. We need to accept what we cannot change, still change what we do not believe in, by using a simple formula: replace what we don’t believe with our own thoughts on the matter.

This is what makes an individual really strong! Thus, believe, friends, believe. No one can take that away from you. Ever! If you truly think it’s possible, it is. No one has the right to take that away from you. Nobody should ever break dreams and step over beliefs, for their own ephemeral good!

I do believe! I believe in personal change & growth, I trust my heart and I believe in a better world!

Do YOU believe?

If not, what keeps you from doing it? Is it the commonly accepted term of “practicality”? Is it the box others put us in or the labels they keep on sticking on our backs? Would it be FEAR?

I would love to know a true-to-yourselves answer.

Love,
A.

Dogs – Fearless friends with no expectations

What about those pure souls, ready to defend your honor at all cost and to happily greet you every single time when you come home?

             Friendship among people is beneficial, it has its charm and makes life so much easier. I said it before: friends are magic. True friends. And I still believe that.

              But what about speechless friends? What about those great creatures, loving you unconditionally, no matter the circumstances you live in? What about those pure souls, ready to defend your honor at all cost and to happily greet you every single time when you come home? What about them? What about all those times they want to do nothing else but keep your feet warm and lay their heads on you? What about your bright days in the companionship of such trust?

               I had a few dogs in my life. (Currently I have a fish 😐 Well, the 3rd fish…) You know kids… They would suffocate the poor thing with their games; Oh, and just imagine all the mess there would be with 2 kids and a furry friend in it… No, no, no… (I’d better go feed that fish)… But, God, I am a dog lover. Cats and hamsters are cute also, but dogs are… Love!

               Yesterday, while having my noon “beauty sleep”, I had a weird short dream… About a dog I had when I was 10 years old. A caniche, with profound dark brown eyes, a beautiful black curly fur I would spend minutes and minutes caressing and a golden heart. She would watch over us like a warrior, still be soft as a plush toy with kids. She lived for 17 years, a great lifetime for a dog… She died when I was away from home, at my grandparents, for summer holidays. You can imagine the grief I felt when learning the news about her absence on Earth.

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               My short dream finished as sudden as the news came when I was young. And I woke up with a tear in my eye. That is when I realized how much I care for and miss a precious little 4-paws buddy. So, on my list of goals, a place found its owner. One day, to be a dream come true… Maybe there will be my childhood fearless friend’s soul, in another body… I know I’ll feel it…

Love,
A.