“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
Positive thinking evokes:
Lately I have been really trying even harder to stay present in the moment and to surround myself with the most positive of energies that I can. Some of you may know that my brother James passed away just a few days before I got engaged and just a few weeks before the one year anniversary of my cousin Todd’s passing. I hadn’t seen James in years as he lived in Australia and was battling many issues. To say mixed emotions were going on would be putting it lightly. This combined with the recent Orlando attack made me realize even more how so many tragic things can happen so fast and how so many beautiful things can happen so fast and how sometimes they are not very far apart in time. This is why we really need to not take anything for granted.
I still have a lot going on with my health as well. Between the Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia alone, it’s an every day struggle for me. That combined with so much anxiety due to the desire in me to want to do so much more than I am physically able to do is very hard on me. I push myself and do the very best that I can. I could easily choose to just give in to the stress and the frustration of it all, but instead I am trying to focus on the things I am not lacking in: i.e.-love, support, inspiration, faith, hope.
It can be very easy from an outsiders view to look in on someones life (especially nowadays with blogs, facebook, twitter, etc) and to judge someone’s life based on a mere glimpse of what that person chooses to share with the world. I try to share the things that are hopeful and happy in my life. I will not ever pretend that everything in my life is perfect because there is no such thing as perfection. I also will never be actively negative on my blog or any other source of an outlet for myself and others. I try to speak my truth while remaining as positive as I can, but while I am being truthful, I am not perfect and I am progressing every day.
I believe in being honest and real but there is nothing good that can come from focusing solely on the painful and sad things in your life. It’s normal and okay to share those things with people you love and trust but always bear in mind that negative energy can easily be contagious and projected and is not usually ever useful for neither yourself or anyone else.
My goal in my life is to find ways to cope with the hardships I have been given for whatever reason they may be. I plan to take whatever possible good I can from every painful thing I experience, both physical, emotional and mental. From pain comes knowledge and strength. I choose to keep pushing on through the setbacks so that I can find the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how bad things get there is always something to be thankful for.
Sometimes I feel like I “don’t get a break”. I’ll be honest – I get frustrated. I get upset. I get angry. I think about all of the things I would do “IF ONLY”.
I so often will have something wrong with me physically and look back to reflect on any moments I was maybe not positive enough and I get angry when I feel that I have been positive and yet I keep suffering.
I realize that you cannot think like that. I cannot think that just because I am being positive that all of my physical ailments will get better, and I can’t think that if I am negative that I am guaranteed to have bad things happen to me. All I can do is live every day with the most positive of intentions and hope for the best, but know that I have the ability inside of myself to overcome any obstacle that comes my way.
I have become obsessed with The Hay House Radio and leave it on throughout the day while I make my tea, coffee, make food, do the dishes, clean the house, work on blog posts, edit photos. It brings me so much peace and I learn so many things even if I am only giving partial attention to it. This is also why I leave meditation on while I am sleeping because although we may not think we are receiving anything, you take in so much information even if only half paying attention or sleeping!
Things that have also been helping my energy & over-all well being:
- This Book
- This Anointing Oil
- This Energy Mist
- Taking photographs of all of the flowers in our garden!
- Amethyst Crystals (this one is beautiful)
Through mindfulness acceptance of my situation, listening to inspiring interviews and talks, meditating twice a day and making sure to spend time in nature every day, I have become much calmer and more in tune with what I need and desire in my life.
Once I was able to move past the frustrations of the physical things that I was not able to control, I started to focus more on the good things that were surrounding me. The fact that I am now engaged to the love of my life. That we have a huge beautiful garden and so much land for Tayo to run around on. That I can look outside the window in the morning and see beautiful trees and the sky and know that I am living where I have dreamed of living, and most importantly of all – the fact that although I have been given many health issues to bear, that I have such an important and vital support system in my life and that I am, despite all of my pain; alive and continuing to endure, accept, progress and grow.
I am often reminded of a favorite quote of mine when talking about these feelings and so I will end this post with these beautiful words…
“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”
— Charles Bukowski
Love, Health & Blessings,
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3 thoughts on “Life + Musings | You Must Understand The Whole Of Life, Not Just One Little Part Of It.”
I know life can someetimes seem so unfair. The hardest yet most rewarding and liberating thing is to embrace ALL of life, the good the bad and the ugly. Thank you for sharing the tools that you’ve found helpful xoxo
My heart goes out to you dear, I didn’t know about your brother passing. Many blessings and peace to you in this time. This was a wonderful read because of your willingness to share your vulnerability, but also your heart and mind that are being strengthened through it and drawing from the beauty of life that is also around you. What an amazing mindset you have about life. Much love!
Britanie I found your site by searching for Fibromyalgia and Beauty-the two are very much a part of my own life…I loved ready this post and your thoughts resonated with me 100% -especially the anxiety that comes from wanting to do so much and having to understand limits, but all from a positive center with in. Your photos are stunning and I look forward to reading through your past posts..love and light