Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It's all a test.

So far, 2012 has been has been one of my most difficult years. I have never been overcome by so many overwhelming hardships, especially all at once. I had the feeling that these obstacles were interefering with my life as I waited for them to pass. And, in eight months, they still haven't. I have only recently come to the realization that these obstacles ARE my life, and I cannot keep waiting for things like this to simply phase out. This is the hand I have been dealt and I have to be pro-active and do positive things to counteract the negativity. I find myself stumbling through my current ups and downs, but with my new mindset It's been easier to find my footing. So while I deal with intense experiences (mother's health issues, heart break, betrayal and life choices in general) I TAKE CONTROL. In turn, I learn about trust, faith, fear and courage. Huge lessons that I wouldn't be able to live properly without. We are being tested, and we are being prepared.

Barricading to "protect" myself from the struggle is no longer an option.

Defeat the struggle,

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Stay True.

I've almost never felt stronger about a topic. So, in recent experiences it has become clear to me that the truth may not come to some as easily as it comes to me.  In an effort to encourage the people around me, I want to clarify some things.You aren't fooling anyone, people don't care either way. They take in what you say for what it is. At the end of the day, all you have is your word. What do you have if people can't believe that?
Say what you want.
Say what you mean.
MEAN what you say.
& be clear about your intentions.

If you avoid being upfront to spare someone's feelings, do them a favor and DON'T. People can appreciate the truth even if it's awkward. The only thing that lies contribute to, is inconvenience. I challenge everyone to take ONE encounter that makes them uncomfortable enough to fib and face it head on. Be honest and feel the repercussions. You will realize there are none. Be proud of who you are and bare your soul. Even in the smallest instances. Who wouldn't want their words to reflect their true self, opinions and intetions? Whose reality is a liar decieving? People don't want the bullshit. If you aren't being straight, just don't open your mouth. (Not to be harsh.)
In short, Be honest with yourself and others. Say what you mean, even if its not what people want to hear. Be upfront and REAL. Who can't respect that?

The truth shall set you free.
Stay true. Stay you.