Get Better or Get Bitter
Be inspired by those who aspire. Be aspired by those who inspire.
Nowadays with quick outlets such as social media, it’s easy to find things to make us feel like we don't have enough or that we aren't enough - not good enough, not pretty enough, not creative enough.. what have you.
Within my travels, I have met so many women who have approached me in awe, telling me how envious they are of my lifestyle, my gifts, my writing, or my yoga - in awe of anything and everything they felt like they didn’t have (enough of) for themselves.
I used to find myself thinking the same - “wow, her writing is amazing” or "she is so beautiful with her style and grace" - and rather than feeling empowered by it, I would let myself feel little.. I would find myself lost in comparison, as if I’m not writing well enough, I’m not as creative or as flow as her, as if I am simply not doing or being enough.
In time, I have learned (am still learning) self-love and self-acceptance. As I become stronger, nowadays when people compliment me I blush (as I’m still learning to take compliments well), but I also just want to take their hand and tell them - “look, you are just as amazing. you are so beautiful and so, so enough. I am a reflection of the light within you - you as I as I for you.”
On this journey toward freedom and self-realization, we must truly recognize just this.. that there are no others. That we are just reflections of one another, all one, all planted along each others’ journeys to help one another see more clearly, to understand, grow, evolve, remember, and return to truth. to one love.
With this awareness, choose each time to step away from the thought and the feeling of separation. Choose to get better rather than get bitter, and recognize that everything is a reflection of your vibration and that your life is the reproduction of your thought - you are the
So if you are seeing beautiful men and women thriving and succeeding, rather than comparing in a negative light of thinking you aren’t enough, see it as motivation that you are right on that level and push yourself in positive light to be the best you can be each day. Everything and everyone is a reflection - be grateful that you have beautiful people showing up in your life.. That it is an omen, a sign telling you that you are right there with them, that you can do and are just as much as your surroundings. In the same light, if you are finding yourself surrounded by negativity and pessimism, pause to check-in with yourself to see where you are.. reset and recenter by noticing your thought/feeling process, and strive to reach for light and love. Choose to get better.
Not only does this go for the people around you, but also for the situations and experiences as well.
When things don’t go as planned, you can choose to learn and grow from the experience or you can choose to play the victim. You can choose to see that things are happening for you, or choose to see that things are happening to you.
You either get better or you get bitter. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you. - Josh Shipp
See your magnificent life as a blessing, as a beautiful story that is unique and special to you. See your life as the gift that it is. “Your life is yours, it fits you like your skin”.
You rise as high as your dominant aspiration
You descend to the level of your lowest concept of your self
The infinite intelligence within you knows the answers
Its nature is to respond to your thoughts
Be careful of the thought-seeds you plant in the garden of your mind
For seeds grow after their kind
Good thoughts bring forth good fruit
Bullshit thoughts rot your meat
Think right, and you can fly
The kingdom of heaven is within
Free your mind, and your ass will follow
- “Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts” by Funkadelic ♪
reminders to self and hopefully for an us. for a one love~
journey well fam. one love many blessings xx nene
**photo by unknown (found on Pinterest).