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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

Happy Weekend!
“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”
—William Arthur Ward
(Illustration: The Little Prince)

My how time does fly! Sometimes we dig our heels into the past or gaze longingly toward the future, forgetting that the present is the best place we can possibly be. All the healing and happiness we hope for can be found right now.
Through our encounters with family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and strangers...who may soon become friends. In the way we connect with ourselves and God. In how well we forgive. Nurture. Choose. It all depends on the level of presence and meaning we live with and give ourselves. Are we sidetracked? What are we running toward? Have we gotten so caught up in other things that we've lost sight of this simple truth?

Go ahead and pause. Take a deep breathe to bring yourself back. Observe all the expectations, milestones, disappointments, worries that are keeping you from your peace. Embrace these feelings that are weighing you down, and allow them to finally settle. Feel your body relax. Listen as the noise softens. Now focus on where you are at this very moment. You are here in the present, worthy as ever, with amazing possibilities ahead of you. What do you truly want? What do you already have? Set forth your desires and take control of your experiences. Your thoughts, in this very instance, are creating your tomorrow. Your deepest prayers and gratitude, right now, are collected and cherished by God. Sometimes we have to quiet all the noise to hear His voice and connect to our own too. When you tap into your intuitive power, you will regain your sense of calm, receiving the guidance and many of the answers you seek.

I recently came across a quote by Emily Dickinson, "Forever is composed of nows." How true is that? What matters most is how we live and appreciate the present. All our experiences - the yesterdays and tomorrows - were once a now. And a wonderful part is that as long as we are alive we can choose to treasure the moment we're in - with whoever we're with - and make it our best one yet!

Here’s a little note

Something that I wrote,

With hope to inspire

Those I deeply admire.

You’re quite amazing

You keep your chin held high,

Even when you stumble

You get back up and try.
And sometimes you forget

That you’re also allowed,

Deserving of respect

A moment to be proud.

So give yourself that gift

Because it’s been a while,

Celebrate who you are

See yourself and smile!

Here’s a reminder

In everything you do,

Take time to nurture and

To cheer for yourself too!

Anxious thoughts are like dark, heavy clouds enveloping your mind. You perceive your life experiences through a haze of low thoughts and emotions, and it feels like your joy is intangible. *Practicing* thankfulness is a gift you can give to yourself, and a powerful method of shifting from your head to your heart. You can't possibly manage all the thoughts that enter your mind, but you can bypass the intellect and begin leading with your heart. It's amazing how our bodies are able to process things more quickly than our minds can. When you focus on your positive memories and experiences, your body returns to that state, and then your mood - and mind - follow suit, becoming realigned.

Start small and keep it simple. Sometimes if we take on too much and attempt to become gratitude experts overnight, we tire quickly. Rather, set aside a few minutes a day to express 3-5 things in any format that speaks to your heart most. Through writing and keeping a journal. Singing. Drawing. Dancing. Also, try looking for not only the "big" things but for the "small" things too - meeting a kind person on your way to work, a smile from a stranger, the driver who patiently waited for you to park and even gave you a warm wave as he passed by. You may discover that you're thankful for much more than you realized before. –
Moving into a mindset of appreciation changes everything, and you'll notice a shift in your inner script. To be successful at this though, it requires a bit of time, practice, and repetition. As the cycle of negative mental patterns are repaired and reshaped, positive neural pathways are created, and the past, present, and future take on a new form.

Choose to see the blessings you have and to find the (hidden) positive lessons in your challenges. You know, you're wiser and stronger because of them. The more you dig deep in your heart, the more your mental fog will lift, and the more, you'll open to the joy in your JOurneY! Oh, and you'll be grateful you made that choice too.

Don’t allow what others say

To have the power to ruin your day,

It’s more about them, less about you

A reflection of what they’re going through.
When we’re overly sensitive and make a habit of internalizing the words and actions of others, our hearts become heavy. One of the ways we travel more lightly in life is by taking things less personally and letting go more. If people make remarks that are insulting or offer unwarranted advice, we can connect to our awareness and separate ourselves from their opinions. Often, what others say is more telling of their own fears and insecurities. Wrap their words in a bit of compassion and with that perspective, you will diffuse the hurt and find your freedom again.

Wisdom from my friend, @drrebeccaray

"Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement." —Albert Camus
#drrebeccaray #powerofspeech

"Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch."
—Walt Whitman

When you hear your internal critic judging another, pause to gain perspective. Often, the critical lens we see others through is a reflection of the less attractive traits we may need to accept and heal in ourselves. When we develop more kindness towards ourselves, we learn to extend that compassion to others too. We each have our own path in life, and we'll never truly understand the journeys of our fellow human beings. The one thing we can be sure of though is that they are human just like us - which means they struggle, they achieve, they fall, they stand taller. To let go of judgment is to transcend and align ourselves with love. That is when our greatest growth occurs and where we find happiness.

Happy Monday! 💐
"Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are."

"A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing."
—Laura Ingalls Wilder
#powerofspeech #laughter

When Giving Is All We Have
By Alberto Ríos, 1952
One river gives
It's journey to the next.

We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.
We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.We have been better for it,
We have been wounded by it—
Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet,
Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails.
Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
But we read this book, anyway, over and again:
Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
Mine to yours, yours to mine.
You gave me blue and gave you yellow.
Together we are simple green. You gave me
What you did not have, and I gave you
What I had to give—together, we made
Something greater from the difference.

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