Writing Prompt 1/18/2020: The Oasis

Writing Prompt 1/18/2020: The Oasis

The day will soon come when you develop your self.

The night will soon come when you un-develop.

The morning will soon come when you re-develop.

The day will soon come when you un-develop.

The night will soon come when you re-develop.

The whole of your life will never be fully, but the path of your soul will always be lovely.

It may hurt and you may not belong.

But we all do, or nobody would.

The Oasis waits, come one or come all.

The Oasis waits, but without you will not exist.

The In-Between State Of Your Energy

The In-Between State Of Your Energy

Personally, I am really good at staying focused and working extremely hard for a couple weeks at a time, but after those couple of weeks, I find myself slipping up for a couple days.

I’ll get in my head and think ‘I’ve been working my ass off for the last three weeks, I deserve this food or I deserve this day off.’

This isn’t a bad thing.

Because when I put it in perspective, I used to go about 5-6 days and then allow a cheat.

I have lengthened my bouts of hard work and improvement, so naturally my ratio of good to bad days is getting bigger and bigger as time goes on.

I saw a post on Instagram today from one of my favorite accounts – @sourcemessages.

It was the inspiration behind my post today, and I will attach the original at the bottom for further clarification.

But essentially, when you are on your journey to a new you, you have to be patient enough to understand that the progression will take time.

It will be a while before the new you has fully moved in and the old you has fully moved out.

You’ll see in the instagram post, it can easily be compared to swapping out the furniture in your house.

Often times, a remodel of your living room is not going to happen in one day.

You’ll buy some new art work, throw the old stuff out.

You’ll get a new coffee table, get rid of the old one.

You’ll buy a new couch, sell your other one.

It takes some time to make a full transition no matter what the circumstances are.

So when things seem all over the place, when you think you have been on a roll and all of a sudden have a bad day… remember that it is like this because you are transitioning.

Almost NEVER, will you be able to dedicate yourself to a change and be immediately flawless in implementing your new lifestyle choices.

As the post finishes, I will too.

Everything you have ever asked for is making its way in to your life, and you should find joy in that.

@sourcemessages Instagram

Thanks.

Let Go Of Your Desire To Obtain It, And The Universe Will Give It To You

Let Go Of Your Desire To Obtain It, And The Universe Will Give It To You

We all have experienced the back and forth relationship between pushing and pulling in our lives at some point.

When we want a girl, she doesn’t want us back. Then when we don’t want her anymore, she seems to want us.

When you are going out of your way to find a certain pair of shoes in your house you might have no idea where they are, but the next day when you have totally forgot about your search, they pop up right in front of you.

As many of you know I, along with two business partners, have purchased an online exercise supplement company called New Dimension Supplement Club.

In the process of our takeover there has been a lot of new stuff put on my plate that I have had no prior experience with. In these situations I tend to do pretty well and that is partly why I was excited to take the leap and begin this venture.

The more time goes by, the more tasks I have to complete, the deeper I get in to the world of e-commerce, the less I find out I know.

It has been taking a pretty good toll on me and I have been getting a little bit more upset than I probably should. After hours and hours of clicking yourself in circles and accomplishing nothing, sometimes I need to step away.

I take the stress off of myself by disconnecting from my desire to obtain a true understanding. When I completely clear myself of the stress, somehow, I suddenly know exactly what I need to do.

If I call it a night and go to bed, I often times wake up in the morning and get back on the computer to work again and magically click all of the right buttons and end up in the ever elusive locations I needed and stressed about just the night before.

I’m realizing that when I am stressed and upset about something, my energy I put out isn’t the energy I need to bring good in to my life. My vibration is too worried about what I can’t find, what I don’t know, that what I need to find is struggling to appear in front of me.

It can be easy to sit and sulk in our negativity, but stepping back and removing ourselves from the situation and from the negativity can give us the refreshing energy we need to obtain what we originally needed.

What I want you to take away from this is to not fight stress. It is okay to step back, press pause for a second, clear your head and your energy, and get after it again.

You will find that the silence and ease of your break will open up your vibrations to what you’ve been looking for the whole time.

Thanks.

Time and Energy

Time and Energy

I have mentioned this before, but this is something I want to write about once again simply because it is one of the loudest points being made in my life right now.

We live most of our lives on a fine line. We walk a fine line between what we want to do, and what we need to do. Majority of the time, it can be difficult for us to see that what we need to do will bring us more benefit in the long term, but what we want to do will bring us more joy in the short term.

This is something we all experience. The hour long nap or Netflix break will provide us with a little bit of rest, something easy that does not require too much effort, but might set us back on something in the future. Maybe we skip a homework assignment and say we will do it on Sunday before it is due.. we have all been there.

But what tends to slip our minds in these situations is the only two things we truly have.

Time. Energy.

Those two things are all that we have on a daily basis. We have 24 hours, and we have the energy that we have provided ourselves with up to that point.

People struggle to find the connection between these two things and let them both slip away.

They then find out later down the road that we have cut our time and energy in half, and doubled the work that is required of us.

Some will say that ‘I like to wait til the last minute so I can put some pressure on myself to actually get it done.’

This is such BS.

It is laziness, and it is the wrong inner voice taking control of us in the current moment and telling us that we basically have unlimited time and energy to accomplish what we need to accomplish.

From past experiences in your life, you should know that this rarely works out.

How many times did you, as a student, say you were going to wait until the day before the assignment was due to complete it? Next thing you know you wake up the day it is due and you have yet to complete the assignment. Now you have to bust your ass to finish something with less time, because you abused your right to control your time, and you also have less energy simply because you have less time.

The energy we have to complete tasks and live our lives is not necessarily constant, because it can be observed that we obviously have more in some situations and less in others, but our energy levels always balance out.

For every spike, we have a crash. Every moment we demand excess energy from ourselves, we find ourselves later down the road with limited energy.

This plays in to the homework example simply because if you offer yourself half the time to complete something, you in turn offer yourself half of the energy. You cannot double your energy in half the amount of time.

Time brings with it energy, and energy is a by product of the time you are choosing to spend.

It struck me to write about this topic again because I am facing moments in my life that are demanding of much of my time and my energy.

I am in situations where I am required to choose certain areas of my life to devote my time and energy to over other areas.

If I decide to work on my writing, that is one hour less of my day that I have to spend in the gym.

If I decide to sit at a computer and get to work on my new business opportunity, that is less time and energy that I can devote to preparing for my teaching certification tests.

Some of the most successful people I have seen tend to be experts at dividing up their time and energy.

They understand this concept and are able to control their time and energy either from just an exceptionally high level of internal understanding, or time budgeting.

Once these successful people learn how they operate the most efficiently, they implement those strategies in to their lives and almost run on an autopilot routine.

The same devotion of time and energy to the same wide variety of daily tasks will create an amazing commitment to your goals, and put you down the most optimal path that you can find.

Begin to understand how you operate, and find the way in which you can live your life that will provide the most efficient work flow, with the highest upside.

Thanks.

If You Don’t Like What You Are Getting, Take A Look At What You Are Giving

If You Don’t Like What You Are Getting, Take A Look At What You Are Giving

Something I have mentioned before in a few of my posts is how what we put out in to the universe is ultimately what is going to come back to us.

Just like my piece last weekend that spoke about judgement..the judgment you put out, is the judgement that will come back to you.

Again, this is a topic that I picked up from my visit to church this weekend. A new series was recently started called ‘What Happy Couples Know’ and it will touch on a handful of different aspects of relationships and marriage. However, I am going to keep the relationship side out of it and relate it back to us as individuals.

As the title says…

If you don’t like what you are getting, take a look at what you are giving.

If life seems to be beating you up a little bit lately, or people you come in contact with seem to be a little bit more rude or standoffish, take a look at the energy and the vibe that you have been putting out in to the world lately.

It can be difficult to look back and truly reflect on this, but if you can do it honestly, there is a good chance that you will find that what you have been receiving lately is because of what you have been giving lately.

Now obviously, this is not always the case.

But a good place to start when you are upset with how life has been treating you, is to take a very close look at how you have been treating life. It may surprise you when you reflect that you haven’t been as polite, or as loving as you need to be in order to let those feelings come in to your life.

So before you curse the world and everybody in it for what has been coming to you as of late, take a few steps back and slow down and truly try to recognize the energy that you have been giving to the world and the people around you.

This leads in to the next point that was a major take away from church for me this weekend..

If you want something different, be it.

The example used in the relationship context of ‘What Happy Couples Know’ was if your significant other has not been as kind or as affectionate towards you recently, you be those things for them and you should get that in return.

However, an important note (I know I said I wasn’t going to make this about relationships but I feel the need to include this piece), do not give only to receive. Give to give.

Aside from relationships, if you want something different in your life, you need to be it.

If you want 6 pack abs, you need to be the person that does the things to get 6 pack abs. You need to eat clean, exercise regularly, etc.

It sounds a little bit obvious, but it really struck a chord with me.

If you want something different than what you are getting in your life, you need to change. You need to be the difference. Do not expect the outside world to simply change because you want it to or change for the better just off of chance.

People get stuck in ruts because they think something may get better with time when actually things get better with action.

A better life comes from you, not what is around you.

So take those two quotes and run with them. Etch them inside of your brain and understand that the things are coming to you are most likely because of what you are putting out. The energy you receive is the energy you are giving, and this is true in your relationship with your spouse or significant other, and your relationship with the universe.

Thanks.

An Important Part of Your Mindset is Remaining Open To Blessings and Opportunities

I talk a lot about mindset and how important it can be, and obviously I am a very firm believer in this as I am working on my first e-book titled The Mindset Muscle, but one thing I have yet to touch on when it comes to mindset is how vital it is to remain open at all times.

Staying relaxed and in a positive state at all times will help you open up to the universe and accept the gifts that it wants to give you.

When you are anxious and nervous, you are blocking off the energy that the universe wants to bring in to your life.

So by staying positive and existing in a good vibration, you will allow good things to flow to you.

I experienced this yesterday and this morning with an opportunity that seemed to coincidentally arise after reading a book and listening to a podcast.

I won’t get in to too much detail, I did that in the email I sent out this morning to my email list.

But here I will tell you a bit about what I experienced.

I read a book yesterday that helped me understand a little bit more about who I am and how I operate, and I also listened to a podcast yesterday with two very prominent businessmen and they spoke about simply opening the door when opportunity knocks.

I learned yesterday that my personality type is the type that likes to learn everything and understand situations before I dive in to them, but I also learned yesterday that the best way to go through life is learning after you open the door. Because if you wait until you are fully prepared, you will never open it.

This morning I woke up to a text message with a business opportunity, and it was amazing how in tune it was with those two things that I learned yesterday.

There is a company that the owners want out of, in an industry that I know a little bit about but definitely not enough to kick down the door just yet.

But after the day I had yesterday, I know that I was put in this situation because I have been putting out good vibrations and positive thoughts, and so the I am being allowed an opportunity to help me grow and learn even more.

The reason I am telling you all of this is because I want you to understand that what I write about and what I tell you guys is the cold hard truth, and I practice it and I experience it coming to life for me.

It is real life, and that is how the world around us works.

So be prepared, be open, be accepting to new things that come your way and want to teach you, because everything that happens for you is helping to push you forward.

Thanks.