3 Pearls of Wisdom from Christmas
It’s the day after Christmas, and as I reflect upon in this season, there are a few thoughts I am pondering that I would like to share with you. But first, wanna take a little ride through the illuminated forest with me?
Picture this. It has snowed, the air is crisp and cool, we are all bundled up in a sleigh, hot cocoa or tea in hand, and we are slowly gliding through this enchanted forest where lights adorn branches all around us on our way.
Are you there? Ok. Imagine that the forest is one where each light has the answer to a piece of wisdom you seek and today, you have been given a chance to pick 3 of those lights. What answer would you look for? Which 3 have you received in 2015?
I have been graced with quite a few of those magical light bulbs throughout 2015 and I am still discovering the meaning of several of them. Here are three light-bulb-wisdom-nuggets of mine I want to share with you today:
As you know from previous posts, I have been dealing with anxiety for a long time and it has affected several aspects of my life. Many of you shared your battle with this throughout the series I posted (Thank you!) The battle is REAL.
But what I have learned is that in many instances, it comes from taking life all too seriously. There could be valuable time and energy saved and better effectively repurposed if we saw our problems at their true size. I understand that the issue lies in that we can be deficient in knowing how to do just that: seeing issues as they are. But taking time to inventory the issues and taking the time to process them can arm us with a much sounder point of view and enable us to learn how to enjoy life through the process.
So many things were clogging my life that I was losing track of enjoying life itself… Taking things too seriously can bring so many negative feelings and uptightness that you cannot relax and take in the beauty of life. So I embarked on a journey of relaxation and am gradually finding ways to let things go, and I will take you along with me in following posts too!
What I mean by that is blunt but effective. Not to be negative or hate on people, but do assess your surroundings: don’t waste your time with people who do not support your efforts to be a better person. We are here to help one another and to be of service to each other. We are each blessed with gifts to share with others.
People who take you down and do not contribute to your betterment have no place in your life. To reach your full potential and your purpose, unarguably I submit to you that we all need people around us who will champion and affirm us. Qualify people to be in your life. Love on all, but be selective of who is in your immediate environment.
Well! This one is one of the tough one for me. I don’t know about you, but in order to accept the point right above this, you have to believe in yourself first. How can we get encouraged when we do not believe we have nothing to be encouraged about?
Hmmm… Point to ponder, right? This is the foundation of it all. If you are created to bring to the world your gifts, you must first identify them and then believe in their value. YOUR VALUE. That way you can share those gifts with confidence. So many of us get stuck at this juncture and it is not an easy corner to turn. This is one enlightening nugget I have started to harness. It feels really good to be on this road! As I take one small step at a time, I invite you to do the same.
Let’s walk this together! If you are already ahead, PLEASE SHARE YOUR TIPS: you never know how you will help others when you open up about how you are gaining success (and that is with all areas of life!)
So, my friends, I ask you again:
If you had a chance to pick 3 lights from the magical forest we talked about earlier, what would they be? Which 3 pieces of wisdom have you received during 2015 that really spoke to your heart? Drop me a line or two in the comments section please! I would love to hear about it and also think that by sharing, you will be helping others get enlightened too 🙂
Here’s to a fully enlightened path in 2016!