What habits have you cultivated when it comes to your attitude about storms in your life? Are you set immediately in a panic, do you fret and worry, and begin to speak of all the dreadful “what if” possibilities that could arise from the storm, rather than look for the positive angle? Maybe it is time to start growing that inner muscle that says, no matter what, I have what it takes to weather the storms in my life, for they will come, and go, but I will be the factor that decides if I go with the storms or not. Mah Mekolle
YOU ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
YOU ARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Our thoughts are made up of a lot of things, some of which are intrinsically generated by our desires and deliberate action of thinking in a certain direction. However, these are not the only factors that make up the noise and activity in our head, our mind, and our heart. A huge percentage of our thoughts comes from input we get externally, all our portals and windows into our soul, our mind: the things we see, hear, feel, smell, taste, experience, encounter, and our instinct. We consume an enormous amount of information, data that is random and some, not so random. In essence, the totality of what we think is a salad bowl of more that what we desire to think about, is based largely on input. From that point of view, the true us, is really not reflected in the sampling of our mind. Yet, we are, our thoughts, and I will explain further.
You see, while we may not be the author of every thought in our mind, we have the authority to control how much external data we let in our heads, and how much of that information we allow to dwell and take residence in our head. We have the capacity to program our brains to work for us, to predispose us to a mindset of positive thinking, thus positive outcomes as much as possible, or we can allow the brain to be at the mercy of every passing data and for that data to dwell and morph into whatever interpretation or effect it wants. What we allow to take root in our mind becomes our belief system or has the power to influence what we put out through the same portals: what we say, how we act and react, and the energy we put out. What comes in, goes out.
My short video is intended to be a helpful tool in dealing with one of the ways we can set ourselves up for control of the data that comes in our head and how to react to it. START YOUR DAY RIGHT. A simple step, such as paying attention to your thoughts in the first 20-30 minutes of your day, is powerful in taking ownership of what disposition you want your brain to be in. You can decide for yourself, that although you cannot control the words and actions of others, you will control how your mind receives those experiences, and you will set the tone you want for your day. Enjoy the video, ask me questions and join to further the discussion. Think about these tips as you learn to start your day right:
– Wake up expectant every morning, determined to own your day
– Wake up grateful, there’s always something to be thankful for, like the breath of life
– Dedicate a few minutes of your 24 hours to map out what you desire for your life that day
– You’re your thoughts, for what you think, you speak & create. De-clutter your thoughts, you’re worth more than junk
POWER TALK – FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS
This is a summary of my message this week on Forgiveness which sparked a beautiful trend of conversations with some of you. Thank you for blessing me with your thoughts and visiting my website. Please enjoy the message and may it bring you a renewed desire to forgive. It is all about you, your freedom. Don’t forget to read my other message this week on chasing your dreams. I will see you all next week with fresh Positive Enrichment. Subscribe to my YouTube channel, Pearls of Our Lives, for more of my Positive Enrichment messages
NEW COLLABORATION: DREAMS BREATHE ON
How close are you to your purpose, how close are you to realizing your dreams…?
My dear readers and those who have so far followed my journey the past 2 years from writing my first blog post to discovering just how much I love sharing my heart’s desire, which is, positive enrichment words in the form of pearls of wisdom on my blog Pearls Of Our Lives. It has been an enriching experience going from shy writer, to insecure sharer and then in the last year, taking the bull by the horns to burst out and say, this is what I feel in my heart, hear me out and let me fly.
It is my joy to share my baby steps and big leaps in this journey with you. I despise not the days of small beginnings and I give thanks for the journey’s continuation. Now, this is no small step for me, to be invited to now be a major feature contributor on The Immigrant Magazine TV http://www.timtvhollywood.com – Voice of Immigrants in America.
“The Immigrant Magazine, Inc. is a multi-media corporation that specializes in the development and distribution of media that focuses on the United States growing and ever-changing ethnic population. As the voice of the American immigrant we provide this audience with publications that will enhance their experience in America and forums to address their unique concerns and interests.” timtvhollywood
I am pleased and excited, very honored in fact to join my work and words to the amazing Pamela Anchang, seen above, and her endeavor through my Positive Enrichment pearls of wisdom as well as my socioeconomically conscious articles featuring news from around the world and much more!
Look out for more collaboration and new ventures from me, The Immigrant Magazine Inc multi-media platform as I will be exploring other media ventures.
This means for your own dreams, do not relent, do not stop, if you think it is for you, grab hold of it and run till you get there. You will get tired along the way, you will doubt, you will worry but don’t you ever stop chasing your dreams, for slowly sometimes, but surely they come to pass. Join me in celebrating this milestone, which is the beginning of bigger dreams come true. Please enjoy some of the diversity of work and cultures that The Immigrant Magazine Hollywood has been up to in the last 10 years, from the Miss Asia Universe, to the Polish Film festival, interviews and many more exciting ventures. Join us! Enjoy the pics
Pamela Anchang of The Immigrant Magazine
Stay tuned for this powerful collaboration, between the power of African Women, making a difference in the USA and the diaspora.
All images from timtvhollywood.com
PEARLS ON WEALTH SERIES
In the grande scheme of things, when all has been shared,
when all the work has been done, man goes down alone,
man is buried alone, unless unfortunately buried in a mass grave.
Most people who have time to prepare for their death,
leave a will if they have anything of material importance.
However, for the most part, when time comes to say that final goodbye,
people look for people, not money, people.
They seek out relatives long-lost, they want to reconcile with friends,
daughters, sons, spouses and neighbors; material things don’t
seem that valuable when you’re impaired, sick, or dying.
The folly of youth is thinking there is time, the justice of time is knowing
there isn’t any to waste. Make a connection with someone you know
that needs you, reconnect with someone you know you should never
have broken away from, if they are still available to make room for
you in their life. When it comes time for the closing of the eyes,
man goes down thinking of hearts, not gold, hearts.
Where is your wealth-building leading you today, what are you
investing in that will ensure you need not worry on your last breath?
who reaches for your hand? Will there be a hand to reach for? Wealth,
are you chasing the right wealth today?
image from theguardian.com, and nathanrouse.org
Monday Night Recap
So,after a long day at work, and slowly but
surely those things that make you wonder,
where did my can-do attitude go? The same
traffic slowing your arrival, some nice faces
and some regular characters. Soon enough
the warmth of the weekend turns to familiar
This is not an excuse to settle in to the regular
routine and excuse of the mundane & predictable.
Remember the new zeal to go out & conquer 2015,
don’t let other people’s lackluster approach to life be a
stronger voice in your life. Be the force that draws
their inner strength, rather than the one whose
light is turned out by theirs. You have purpose,
remember, be the LIGHT!
Image from Shaneshcak.com
PEOPLE MAKE TIME FOR WHAT’S IMPORTANT
I know that there are many important things in ones life, so the topic of our postitive enrichment today, that people make time for what’s important, is not meant to say imperatively that the things we haven’t done aren’t important. It is a simple nudge to say, for those things that have not been worked on yet, or are not getting the attention they need, are the reasons explainable to you and do they make sense in your world. If not, then this is a valuable tool to say, look more closely and make a different choice
If something is as important as you say, then find time to give it some equal level importance. If you examine your activities, your life, then know that the things that consistently come up top in your energy expense level are things you have unconciously placed a high importance on. If you didn’t know that for example, you spent more time on facebook idly checking news and profiles at the expense of more high level important things like work, family, and other activities, then you need to examine that pattern more.
For my video-game playing folks, gulf, hobbies, even social activities like spending time with family, anything done in excess can be a source of distraction if it interferes with other equally important things. Examine and create the balance
PEARL #83: WHEN THEIR MIND’S MADE UP, IT’S MADE UP
At some point you have to come to a realization that
you have done all you can and should to make things better.
This could be with a coworker, partner, friend, place,
peer group, or family. Any further efforts to be understood, no
matter that your intentions and heart are in the right place,
WON’T WORK. It’s up to their effort now, let it
go. Their failure to respond to your energy, and light, is not a
reflection of your failure. It’s their journey now, enjoy yours.
images from magicfromscratch.com, riverwalkbaptist.org
PEARL #82: THINK ABOUT IT…..
When all is said and done, does it really matter how many “likes” we get on Facebook, or how many “shares” we get on our posts, or how many comments our threads attracted? What does it matter, if she didn’t comment when we tagged her, or he didn’t comment after all the times you commented on his posts? Is Facebook and all other forms of social media really the litmus test for real authentic human relationships, or have we just diluted our desire for more, that we settle for likes, and shares, and comments and the occasional “lol” with no expectations of phone calls and I love you?
Think about it, does Facebook chatter and activity really determine your worth? So why are you worried about the lack of it…? Food for thought.
image from mythinkingbox.com
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” -ARISTOTLE