I’ve recently tried to stop worrying about what other people may or may not think. It’s such a relief to just do what I decide is right. What I find to be good for me.
There is a quote. By Eleanor Roosevelt:
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
And I love it for it speaks the truth. Whatever we do or do not do we will be criticised by someone. We will be “damned” wither way.
After reading that quote for the first time I just felt it deep inside my core that it was right. And that I should lead a life of being me and stop tuning it down so that nobody would feel bothered by the way I was.
And then I’ve read a bit of http://www.happiness-project.com/ by Gretchen Rubin. And she has this thing that she tries to “Be Gretchen.
So this became my mantra: Be Mia.
For me it means to be myself in every situation and to stop being afraid to be myself because of others. Because I’d rather the people who liked me liked me for me and not for somebody who I wasn’t.
This is one of my mantras.
What are yours? Do you have any?
Recently I’ve been tracking my time.
So many things I love to do, so little time.
So many passions I want to pursue,
Such limited time.
And that’s when I remembered that I’m blessed,
To be able to have a pick every day
what passion will I pursue on that certain day,
what will it be the next day?
That’s a mystery even to me.
But what’s important
is to pursue them.
I started to keep a diary of things,
the passions that make me happy.
And it’s ever growing.
What makes YOU passionate? I’d love it if you shared.
Every morning I face the day
And whatever the circumstances
I try to face it with curiosity
Because I never know what will the day bring
I try to be patient
And I try to see the good and beauty
Because every day brings something valuable into my life
Even of on the whole the day seems as if its no good
There always was something amazing in it
I just need to take of the dark blinds of my eyes
And see the day in a fresh light
How did you see today?
I used to love sleeping in. If I have a day off I cannot force myself to get up early. But today I got up even earlier than I had to. I took my time. Read a chapter from a book. Ate my breakfast peacefully and watched the sunrise outside my window.
There was quiet, there was tranquility. Those are the moments when everything’s so beautiful. So clear. And I feel the peace engulf me.
It roots me and enables me to live out my dream of being calm and centered.
We all have some beliefs rooted into ourselves.
What it important, amazing and worrying at the same time is that they have the power to build us up or break us down.
Those beliefs make us confident or quite the opposite.
They give us strength and motivation.
Or they make us resign and feel powerless.
There are times when it’s the hardest. When you try to think positive but you feel as of you can’t.
But we all really need to do it. It may be a personal mantra. Mine are for example: Be Mia (as in to always stay true to myself, whatever the circumstances), Life goes on (This is something that got me through a rough heartache – the realisation that life goes on and it’s not a tragedy that could stop the world from turining, it gave me perspective), I can manage… and many many more.
So eve when it’s the hardest believe in yourself. Because it’s always darkest before the dawn. But if you hold on to yourself just a little while longer you may see it was worth staying true to yourself.
The truth is that I’m an emotional person.
I get moved by different things.
I get moved by books
I get moved by movies
I get moved by events
I get moved by people
And a lot more I must admit.
When I was younger I was mad at myself.
It was pointed out to me as being a weakness.
I believed it. So I fought it with all my being.
But now as a grow further into myself.
I realise that it’s just who I am.
My being resonates with what surrounds me.
Some feel it more than others.
And that’s the beauty of it all. We all are different. We all are special.