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powerofspeech by G  The defining quality of the human soul is the ✱POWER OF SPEECH✱(Bereishit 2:7) ⠀ ✧ powerofspeechbyg@gmail.com

My friend, @b.oakman, brought this topic to light on her page with her wise words, "There is a fine line between inspiration and idolization; access intention, adjust accordingly." It's such an important message.

At times, we romanticize things in life. Jobs. Relationships. Experiences. People. While it's amazing to seek the bright side of life, we have to continually assess whether our current perspective is aligned with our values and goals.
Sometimes we get caught in the "halo effect" when connecting with or just observing people we like and admire. Without knowing them that well and taking the time to find out more about them, we put them on a pedestal, setting expectations and globalizations about who they are. We place a sort of halo around them, 😇 and in doing this, we actually do a disservice to ourselves and to them too. Because to idealize + idolize others is to overlook their humanity. That they, just like us, are perfectly imperfect and navigating their own ups and downs on their journey. People are only people. So instead of getting sidetracked and carried away by who we think they are, we can allow ourselves to learn from what they share in the moment, and then shift our focus back to ourselves. We are so often inspired and elevated by others - there are times where we need to look up to others in order to raise ourselves - and people are also usually the best mirrors for our own development. But the key is to attend to our *own* growth and the way we apply the qualities we admire and aspire to develop so that we ultimately feel happier and healthier on our life path.

Remember. God created YOU with a definite, Divine purpose. There was and will never be another you, which means you bring something to this world that is unique! For us to accomplish anything, we have to first recognize our inherent worth and accept and love ourselves for who we are and all that we are striving to be and to do. So keep reaching out toward that love - it's your birthright and you've been worthy of it since the moment you were created.

The story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree is so beautiful and a poignant metaphor for life, as well as the capacity for human development. When the tree is initially planted, it is given water, sunshine, and fertile soil, but we don't see any signs of activity. Still, no visible growth in the second. The third year arrives, bringing no noticeable action. And the same with the forth. Suddenly in the fifth year, there is incredible growth! In only six weeks, the tree shoots up about 80 feet. It's truly amazing! But wait, did it really only take six weeks for it to finally grow?

Before that fifth year, the tree wasn't really dormant. That is apparent to us. The growth was subtle and beneath the surface. A strong, sustainable foundation was forming. Wow... Us humans are a bit like that too. We strive to attain our goals and dreams. We work hard. We pray hard. And sometimes, we don't witness clear results. Are our efforts futile, or are we actually building something much greater and more powerful than we could've ever imagined? Could it be that we're laying down tracks that will take us much farther in life? Are we digging deeper into our character, creating an amazing base and platform within for what's to come?

Oh, it takes so much patience and perseverance - especially when our progress is seemingly minimal or nil. We often feel frustrated. How much longer will it take? Can we continue to stay focused?

Yes, we can. And we are! When we become discouraged (which is so normal), we dig deep again, weed out our doubts, and keep nurturing our faith.

"I affirm today that: I am a beautiful seed who has been planted with care. I thrive and blossom more each day. I continue to love and nurture myself as I reach deeper levels of growth. My breakthrough is imminent."

My friend, @drrebeccaray, has a way with words. Thank you for another beautiful message!
This journey, called life, is an interesting and amazing one. Everyone has moments where they feel like they're treading water. Whatever our challenges may be, they are God's way of calling us forward and toward a higher existence. And even within our difficulties, there is space for joy. When we show ourselves compassion and have the desire to expand and open up to growth, we begin to fill our souls with the nourishment it needs. We don't have to do it alone either. Often, when we have the intention to reach out beyond our pain, God sends special messengers to hold our hand along the way and sometimes, even carry us on their shoulders for a while. Healing comes. It comes when we give ourselves room to breathe as we gently wish the past farewell, welcome the gift of the present, and look forward to the promise of tomorrow.
#powerofspeech #drrebeccaray

I see you have forgotten
All about your worth,
So let me remind you about
How your soul arrived on earth.
Many years ago on high
You were fashioned with love,
And then gently planted
Descending from above.
Perfection wasn't asked
Just to do your best,
To create and fulfill a purpose
That was different from the rest.
You see - you're irreplaceable from
The moment you were conceived,
There's no one quite like you
And so much can be achieved.
It's time to give birth to
The nurturing of your soul,
Because the world needs YOU
To share your special role.

"One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life. And with that, she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So, she made the decision to survive using courage, humor and grace. She was the Queen of her own life and the choice was hers.” —Queenisms™

Love this message from my friend, @thinkgrowprosper! It's an important reminder for us to spend our time + energy with purpose.

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." —Henry David Thoreau
#powerofspeech #thinkgrowprosper

Happy Monday!
Love this from @vybesource! ✨
#powerofspeech #vybesource

Oh, how sacred it is to pause

Amidst the chaos you embrace,

To rest your flow of thoughts

Feel the peace within your pace.

Suppose words just ran together

Leaving punctuation behind,

Without commas or periods

Each sentence would be undefined.

And imagine your favorite song

Lacking intervals of rest,

Every note would lose its power

It would be a cacophony at best.

Life becomes more breathtaking

When you remember to take

A breath inside each moment

To give yourself a break.

And in this serene space

You reconnect to your core,

Recovering deeper meaning

You find yourself once more.

"A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires."
— Paulo Coelho

"The soul is healed by being with children."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#powerofspeech #PauloCoelho #children

Happy Friday!

Each of us has our own unique load, although we may carry it differently. While we often can't control the circumstances we encounter, we do get to choose how we approach and interact with them. It's always beneficial to be honest with ourselves in a gentle way and ask: Am I handling my load in the best way that I can? Do I need a hand along the way? And help can come in so many forms. What matters more than where we began and what we've been through is the direction in which we're headed in. In order to move forward, we have to find a better way to carry our "load" or perhaps learn how to let a lot of it go. How do we react or respond to our experiences? Do we choose to remain a victim and feel resentment for our challenges? Or do we seek to rise above what weighs us down, allowing our strength and resiliency to ultimately define us instead? Even if we are unable to find a solution at the moment, when we uncover our power in the process, we're already well on our way.
All human beings have struggles to deal with – we are never alone in that. Sometimes (or more often) we need to take time to cry, pray, meditate and pour ours hearts out to God. We should never forget that we are worthy and loved. There's a reason for everything, and each of our journeys matters more than we may ever comprehend. Whatever comes our way has been tailor made so that we may discover who we truly are and fulfill our purpose in this world. With that perspective and by using our obstacles as stepping stones, we will go far.
Remember - You were given this load, because you are brave, strong, and wise enough to handle it 🤗

"Many fine things can be done in a day if you don’t always make that day tomorrow.”
Every day...each moment...can be a new beginning. Seize the opportunity to start fresh and make a positive choice. Create that space now, and look forward to the joy and blessings that begin to fill it.

"Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.”
—Orison Swett Marde

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