Monday, September 12, 2011

A Letter to My Younger Self (Today I Reflect)

Dear Younger self,

Slow down!! Stay open to the wonders and possibilities of the universe. Don't be so hard on yourself and respect yourself. Be confident and not afraid to make mistakes. Ask someone if you don't understand instead of creating your own version of the story. Stay close with your friends and don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.Take responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. You can’t control how other people receive you, and "it is not about you.” Keep doing your thing with as much integrity and love as possible. Take time to enjoy the gift of nature. Know that you are blessed. Be aware of your gifts God gave you and use them. Share these gifts with others.

Take time for you and don't be so hard on yourself. The core of your responsibility is to respect you. If you don't respect you, everything will be out of sync. Focus on saying what you will do, and then do what you say. Integrity is the key to life, make sure you stay aligned with your word and be a good person, the best you can be. Keep yourself in check each day.

Instead of reaching high, reach only to the person next to you and be there; really be there with them, listen to the conversation because SILENT and LISTEN are spelt with the same letters and experience Silent and Listen when you are with them. Saver the moment and allow others to "come along" in their time.  Appreciate who you have right next to you. Create memories with them. 

Stay open to the wonders and possibilities of the universe. Creativity comes from within, it doesn't have to be perfect. Enjoy the freedom. Use your creativity and talents. Don't put them on the back burner until later. Take time each day and draw, write, sing, play music, and DANCE!!!! Don't stuff your artist ability away like it isn't there. Letting it flow. Show the world, what and who you are and stop hiding. 

Appreciate now. It is pristine, like the wind hitting your face when you sit on the beach at the lake. Sit, stare in the distance. Imagine stories. Enjoy your thoughts. Look up to the sky, see the clouds form characters. Imagine the willowy images. Look at the brilliant colors of nature. 
Listen to the sounds, the birds singing, the wind blowing, the waves hitting the sand, smell the magnificent scents. Open your heart to it all.

Stop thinking that if someone tells you it "has to be this way," that it needs to be the way they say.  Instead do it the way you believe is the way. With ego aside, move forward and focus on what matters. Slow down, experience it, remember it,  write it down, draw a picture, because the moments go fast.

Appreciate you and allow your God-given gifts to flourish wherever you go. You are a special person, your brilliance will overwhelm you. Stop in the middle of it, take it in, and be okay with the kayos, then move on.

Finally, some situations do not require your reaction. Just being there is enough. Love connects you. Love guides, inspires and shows your true path. A journey based in Love is always beautiful. Love with your heart! Be open and enjoy life now! 

Your Older Self

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