worthwhile advice

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The thoughts in this post were adapted from a wonderful conversation with a good friend, and seem to be universally applicable.  Thus, they shall be immortalized here.  Also, if I write these ideas down here I can come back here if I forget them.

Three things that will lead to empowerment in your life:

  1. Stop asking WHY.  Instead, change it to WHAT NOW.  Instead of unanswerable questions that pound your brain you have hope, and at least some inkling of what to do to improve your situation.
  2. Don’t expect anything from yourself.  Just ACCEPT and EMBRACE yourself for who you are.  You don’t need to become a Superman to be lovable, and besides, you will be capable of accomplishing so much more if you love yourself UNCONDITIONALLY first.
  3. Don’t you EVER put yourself down!  You live with yourself 24/7.  You wouldn’t want to live with an enemy, would you?  It’s okay to make mistakes and course-corrections.  You are a child of God, and thus have limitless potential.

To combat sadness, do the following:

Count your many blessings!!  But you must abide by the following rules:

  1. You must start with “I have been blessed with …”
  2. You must not use any negative phrases.

If you follow the rules, you get a sense that a.) you really have a lot going for you, and b.) it comes from a higher source than yourself – make sure to give credit where credit’s due!  This brings your life into balance, stops you from getting a big head and brings things into perspective.  Nothing fosters love for Deity by seeing first-hand and noticing the things that God has given you, no strings attached, “just because.”