Some things are just outside of our immediate control. We all have parts in our lives that we wish to change suddenly but unfortunately, that's just not the way it works. Even when immediate action is taken, the finished results loom. So what do you do in between the thought to change and the result of change? Wait patiently and observe the process. Have you ever heard that things easily acquired are easier to lose? People tend to be more grateful when they strive to achieve a goal that work and sweat has been put into versus those who operate on a quick fix kind of schedule. Think of those who go on crash diets. Once the weight is gone, it usually gets regained in a matter of weeks. On the other hand, when someone changes their life style and creates healthy habits, the change usually last much longer, if not indefinitely.
So if you're currently working on making changes within your life, please do not rush the process but allow the reward of change to still you. Gradual change is better than no change at all.
Mending Broken Relationships
Some friendships aren't meant to last and some just are. The latter are the ones that endure hardships together, make it through disagreements, and above all, mend the bridge once trust has been broken. Whenever you experience any form of betrayal, it is hard at that time to imagine that the hurt wasn't intentional. It's hard to render compassion to someone who knows you so well but would still do something that would cause you pain. After all, shouldn't they know you better than anyone? Well sometimes when this happens friendships fall apart. One party starts distancing themselves from the other and before long, neither has spoken to one another in years. How does this happen?
It's hard to forgive and even harder to open back up to the person who not only injured you emotionally but broke your confidence in them. And that's understandable but not impossible to overcome. When you find yourself holding on to one bad decision that another person has made, take a step back and look at the overall picture. If the good out ways the bad then maybe you should consider for a moment the possibility of reconciliation. But regardless of whether or not you want that particular person back in your life, you still need to forgive. That not only frees them, but you.
Don't Invite People To Your Workout!
For most people, exercising can be a way of relieving stress, but what happens when you bring every person and thing that bothers you to your workout? CHAOS! There have been times while as I working out, mid high kick in the air, a situation would flutter through my mind like a scene out of a movie, and before I knew it, my heart was racing and I was kicking now out of anger. At this point, I was basically working against myself by allowing what annoyed me to drive me instead of meditating on something more positive, like being more healthy for me and my family. It's better to address situations as isolated events, deal with them, forgive, and then move on. Your mind and your heart will appreciate you for it.
So the next time that you're mid 'high kick' in your workout, leave the negativity out of it. You're doing yourself a disservice by inviting it inside your place of serenity.
Living Your Passion
I can remember when I first developed a love for writing. I actually never considered it to be such until I noticed that if I hadn't written anything, my day felt sort of obscure. I could've literally performed a thousand task but if my hands hadn't produced any legible words, I felt as though my day had been meaningless. And that is how I would define passion.
Possessing a passion for something totally engulfs your attention. You think about it when you wakeup and it's often the last thing that flutters through your mind before you go to sleep at night. It'll make you feel rich when you engulf yourself into it and poor when you neglect it. It can be both exhilarating and exhausting.
What is your passion? What keeps you up late at night and won't let you rest? Whatever that may be, I would advise you to never let it go hungry. I cherish my passion because it's what fuels me. I learn from it daily. It has taught me how to listen, how to feel, and how to express myself without regard of how others may interpret it. When you find yourself neglecting your gifts, you'll find yourself fruitless. So do yourself a favor, and DON'T!