Posts Tagged With: patience
Wheel of Life
Time to dive into five year goals for each spoke of my life. They all deserve my attention. Life balance!
⁃ Take at least one international trip a year.
⁃ Don’t be afraid to open your heart up to people. The past is the past. Let it go!
⁃ Continuously feed my brain with self help books, podcasts, you tube videos and reflect via my blog. Remain aware and present. There’s only this moment right now!
⁃ Don’t ever allow distance to get in the way of your relationships with family. Continue to regularly reach out. Keep in touch.
⁃ I want to continue to exercise my multiple skills and acquire a salary well above $250,000 while doing so. I see myself in leadership via the ownership of my business. I’d like to inspire people to live their best life through motivation talks.
⁃ I’d like to completely eliminate alcohol from my diet and continue to go to the gym on a regular basis (5 or more times a week). I’d also like to find a joy in cooking healthy meals.
⁃ I’d like to acquire over $300,000 in savings. Establish a lucrative retirement/ investment account and maintain a healthy credit score well above 800. I’d like to also be paying regularly on my student loans. Heck I’d like to pay off my loans with one big payment.
⁃ Continuously challenge my professional growth by taking on new types of roles that help expand the capacity in which I am able to serve. I learn best by doing. The more skills I acquire the more marketable my brand becomes.
⁃ Cycling brings me joy. Riding at least once a week and working to increase the distance/speed in which I can cycle. Get out in nature. Be with nature.
⁃ Regularly volunteer with an organization you believe in. Make a wish foundation! Serve without pay.
⁃ You don’t have to travel to enjoy the simple things in life. Create mini quests for you to partake in at least twice a month. If it’s with yourself so be it. Otherwise, the more the merrier.
Now take all of these goals and multiply them by ten!. THINK BIGGER! LIVE BIGGER! SERVE BIGGER! LOVE BIGGER! This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY. Guess it’s time to get to work. 🤗❤️🙏🏾🎈
It’s interesting how these tend to change as I move through the chapters of my life. Currently, this is where am I……
This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY. Feel free to share your top 5 Values below! And so it is! 🤓
I get that your desire is to locate a second job for supplemental income. However, I need for you to think BIGGER. Maybe you’re not able to find the job you seek because it has yet to be created. Use this time to tap into your passion inorder to create a purposeful yet lucrative second income for yourself. Think bigger! Be bolder! And do NOT let money cloud your judgment. If you settle for less than you deserve, you’ll get even less than what you settled for. Hard was never easy and easy will never be hard. Hiya! So exercise your creative juices and believe that this to shall come. And so it freakin is! This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY.
As my blog continues to grow and attract a bigger audience, I’ve been a little more aware of my writing style and lack of editing skills. I know…..I know…I know….sigh….I just don’t feel like it. Lol.
But………I felt the need to talk about the freedom of writing. And what I mean by this is that I have never been much of an editor. Lol. Anyone who writes knows exactly what I’m talking about. I’ve always luxuriated in the ability to use punctuation and grammar as I see fit. It’s always been difficult for me to evoke a certain tone/voice while also obeying the rules of writing. Call it a weakness…..call it laziness…..call it freedom….call it shorthand.
Well….today’s post is my DISCLAIMER! Lol. I’ve always written as a way for me to reflect on my thoughts and furthermore……organize them so that they are a bit more manageable. I want my readers to know that I simply write with freedom. I rarely pay close attention to the rules of writing. I put my thoughts out there and let them be what they are…..MY thoughts.
Writing with freedom and lack of judgement is liberating. I will continue to give myself permission to make mistakes and bend the rules a bit. I hope my followers will understand. If not…..you’ll be okay…..I promise. :0)
It’s interesting because as writers……..we often feel this need to correct a person when there may be a mistacke in their writing…….. Lol. I know…..I know…ugh…I spelt ‘mistake’ incorrectly…along with the world spelt (spelled). Does this really bother you? Has this mistake effected your life in some unimaginable way? Lol. If so……I’m sorry…but it is what it is….my truth. I like to call this type of writing……..’writing with freedom’. The freedom to put your thoughts out there anyway you see fit…….and the knowing that your followers are still able to receive the message.
Know this…….editing comes in time. Quite frankly, I do it when I feel like it. And if…one day…I become some popular writer who can afford an editor…EDITING will happen more often. Lol. In the interim….I invite you to continue reading through my errors and receiving my truth. If the WordPress spellcheck doesn’t catch the error…oh well!…….and most of the time I ignore the suggestions….lol……. “I’s writes with freedom!”
I give all of you the freedom to write….share your thoughts first…………knowing that you are fully capable of editing whenever the hell you feel like it.
I want to thank each and every one of you for not calling me out…on my lack of editing…….lol. It truly is just laziness. The freedom to just write/share my thoughts……..is myTRUTHmyCLARITY……and I love it. ;0)
“This intelligence we think is conspiring against us, we have to understand, works with us but you have to have infinite patience and trust.
The reason it says infinite patience produces immediate results is because the immediate result of your infinite patience is peace. You retreat in peace and you let the universe handle the details.” – Wayne Dyer
What does this word truly mean? Well, I’m living it because I have NO choice. Although at times I feel uncomfortable beyond measure, I recognize that it’s just me EGO attempting to take control of the situation.
The situation? Well, I’m currently living and teaching overseas in the Middle East and my two-year contract is coming to a close. The school year is over, my accommodation has been emptied, and I’m waiting around in a hotel for my money! Lol.
It’s interesting because I have been eagerly waiting for this moment for about the last six months. However, these final days, and weeks have felt longer than the past six months. I’m currently going through the EXIT process. This consists of my company canceling my visa and paying a brotha the money he’s worked for.
Sounds easy enough right? Well, anybody who has lived in the middle eastern part of the world already knows how complex the simplest tasks are made out to be. I’d go into detail but that would mean I’d have to relive the last grueling four weeks of my life and my current emotional state is fragile. Lol.
Which brings me back to surrendering. So I’ve done all that I need to do and at this point I’m just waiting…..and waiting…and more waiting….and waiting. It has literally been torture on every level because I’m so ready to go home. I have a job waiting for me, a new apartment that needs to be moved into, and family/friends I need to receive love from. I need a hug so bad. I need my normal back. I need an emotional vacation. I need my mamas cooking. I need a good shoulder to cry on. Lol.
However…….I know……that……I……need…to…surrender! Otherwise, I’ll go crazy out here in this hot desert. ;0)
It’s funny because I’ll catch myself sitting around the hotel room in deep thought. I’m usually thinking about relocating back to New York City……..thinking about all the stuff I need to do and then suddenly I’ll get EXTREMELY anxious, sad, angry, or irritated. Ugh….it’s the worst. But I’m smart enough to know what’s happening inside my head. Emotions are simply thoughts in motion. Therefore, I’m trying to change the way I look at things….so that the things I look at change (Wayne Dyer). BUT that damn EGO of mine is always trying to take control. Lol.
I’ve had to accept that I have no control over this exit process. On top of that, RAMADAN will take effect on June 28. Folks who are living in this part of the world already know what that means! You got it….EVERYTHING slows down or is shut down. So with Ramadan fast approaching…..I truly have no choice but to surrender and maybe even participate in the fast. I think it’ll do me some good. :0)
This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY! Consider these thoughts organized…. :8)
Let me tell you something! You are not in charge of this body. You have never had our best interest at heart and your selfish ways concern me.
Did you really think I wouldn’t notice? Damn right! I found the receipts and brought back all the crap you thought would afford you happiness. You’ve got it all wrong EGO! When will you learn…….we are not this body, we are not what people think of us, we are not the things we accumulate and we are not separate from our SOURCE.
UGH….I really wish you’d stop trying to take control of the steering wheel. You ain’t got no license! Well….maybe a license to kill because following your lead is surely a death sentence.
I know you’re pissed that I decided against drinking that glass of wine the other night but you and I both know that your intentions were all wrong. Hell….it wasn’t even my problem…it was yours! Heck…I was all good. You are the one that always feels this need to take control and when things don’t go your way you get all bent out of shape.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again….if we are going to live together you need to stay in your lane. Your lane? Uh..yeah! You’re on early retirement. I’m wide awake and aware of your sneaky ways.
Aren’t you tired? You’ve been working full time….and overtime hours the moment I came into this world. So do us both a favor and be STILL. I send nothing but love your way and assure you our SOURCE and I will be just fine. If I must address this issue again…..I’ll MEDITATE you back into STILLNESS. This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY….. :0)
The AWARENESS within (my SOUL)
Dear ABU DHABI,
You have exercised my patience, flexibility and tolerance. For that I say thank you.
You have stretched my thinking beyond what I know to be true. For that I say thank you.
You have provided me with an abundance of time with myself. For that I say thank you.
You have brought me closer to my source. For that I say thank you.
You have filled my pockets with a little extra money. For that I say thank you.
You have reminded me of what’s most important in this world. For that I say thank you.
You’ve revealed my ego driven habits. For that I say thank you.
You have eliminated many of the distractions that kept me from evolving. For that I say thank you.
You have provided me with a new global lens in which I now view the world. For that I say thank you.
You have forced me to practice the act of surrendering. For that I say thank you.
You have reminded me of existing inequalities around the world. For that I say thank you.
You have reminded me of how fortunate I am to be an American. For that I say thank you.
Your location has afforded me unforgettable travel experiences. For that I say thank you.
As I lay here almost two years later pondering my return home, I feel pretty dang good. This has been the biggest challenge….well opportunity of my life. For that I say thank you.
I am an even better person than I was upon my arrival July 2012. For that I say thank you.
A man who has been exercising HUMILITY since his arrival and has OFFICIALLY retired his EGO.