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Enough.

 

“Enough already with the stuff that doesn’t enhance who you really are.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

 

Enough already!

Enough already with looking in the mirror and not loving what you see.

Enough already with living in excess, filling your house, life and body with things that won’t ever bring you happiness or give you the love that you can only find within yourself.

Enough already with the labeling, judging and hating of those who you choose to see as ‘different’.

Enough already with bringing others down because you are afraid that their success will make you feel inferior.

Enough already with blaming your weight, your age, your spouse, your friends, your children, your boss, your parents, the service at the supermarket, the line at the post office, the younger generation, the price of petrol, the state of the world. Do something about it.

Enough already with not seeing beauty in everything.

Enough already with not letting your intuition guide you.

Enough already with not laughing hysterically every single day.

Enough already with letting the media dictate how you feel about yourself.

Enough already with thinking that there’s nothing you can do.

Enough already with not following your heart and living the life that you deserve.

Enough already with lying to yourself, denying who you are, and ignoring the screams of your soul.

Enough already with feeling inferior.

Enough already with standing by and doing nothing as children starve, women are raped, men are killed, animals are tortured, and the earth is poisoned.

Enough already with thinking there is only one true path to God.

Enough already with believing that any God is worth killing for.

Enough already with letting one small thing ruin your whole day.

Enough already with being afraid.

Enough already with the hate.

Enough already with thinking that there is any living creature on this earth that doesn’t deserve to feel love.

Enough already with looking outside for all the answers that can only be found within you.

Enough already with the excuses.

Enough already with using the number on the scale as a measure of self-worth.

Enough already with taking our anger and insecurities out on others.

Enough already with thinking that you aren’t enough.

Enough already with trying to deny that we are all connected.

Enough already with thinking that you don’t deserve a life full of love, passion, purpose, and happiness.

Enough already with judging your worth by what others think of you.

Enough already with being ashamed of your imperfections.

Enough already with letting other people have power over you.

Enough already with hiding who you really are.

Enough already with not dancing like nobody’s watching.

Enough already with trying to fit in.

Enough already with seeing vulnerability as a weakness.

Enough already with dumbing yourself down or creating drama to get attention from others.

Enough already with the drama.

Enough already with thinking life’s not fair.

Enough already with focusing on the colour of the skin instead of on the heart within.

Enough already with staying in your comfort zone.

Enough already with the inequality.

Enough already with thinking your way is the only way.

Enough already with punishing yourself.

Enough already with the inaction.

Enough already with thinking that who you love is more important than the love itself.

Enough already with avoiding doing the things that scare you.

Enough already with giving up when it gets tough.

Enough already with not accepting others for who they are.

Enough already with seeing obstacles as failures.

Enough already with thinking that the past equals your future.

Enough already with needing to be right all the time.

Enough already with not learning from our past.

Enough already with the regrets.

Enough already with thinking it’s too late.

Enough already with the guilt.

Enough already with being a victim.

Enough already with the blame.

Enough already with the revenge.

Enough already with thinking you don’t have anything to be thankful for.

Enough already with condemning others for following their hearts.

Enough already with not showing kindness to everyone you meet.

Enough already with being anything but yourself.

Enough already with the denial.

Enough already with not taking care of yourself.

Enough already with waiting for somebody else to do it.

Enough already with not seeing how amazing you are.

Enough already with living with a closed mind and heart.

Enough already with resisting change.

Enough already with spending your time with people who bring you down.

Enough already with sending hate and negativity out into the world.

Enough already with forgetting that everyone in this world just wants to be happy.

Enough already with thinking you aren’t powerful.

Enough already with thinking that you don’t have anything to offer the world.

Enough already with settling for less than you deserve.

Enough already with letting your daughter learn how to hate herself by watching you hate yourself.

Enough already with letting your son think showing his emotions makes him weak and showing violence makes him tough.

Enough already with thinking that what’s popular is always right.

Enough already with thinking we can survive while the earth dies.

Enough already with believing everything we are told.

Enough already with thinking it’s not our problem.

Enough already with not using our lives to make this world a better place.

Enough already with thinking it can’t be done.

Enough already with thinking that you can’t change the world.

Enough already with thinking that you don’t have a beautiful smile.

Enough already with hiding that smile from the world.

Enough already with forgetting that everyone is doing the best that they can.

Enough already with denying that your thoughts create your world.

Enough already with not doing the things that make you happy.

Enough already with hiding the Goddess that you really are.

Enough already with spending your life worrying about things that never happen.

Enough already with associating ‘different’ with ‘wrong’.

Enough already with ignoring your divinity.

Enough already with the oppression.

Enough already with the ignorance.

Enough already with using fear to control others.

Enough already with not seeing that it’s always the children who suffer the most.

Enough already with wishing for world peace but not creating it within yourself.

Enough already with rejecting something just because you don’t understand it.

Enough already with thinking that you can’t choose happiness.

Enough already with forgetting that everyone is somebody’s son, daughter, brother, sister, father, mother or friend.

Enough already with not learning from your mistakes.

Enough already with trying to be perfect.

Enough already with forgetting how blessed you are.

Enough already with the excess.

Enough already with not smiling at yourself in the mirror.

Enough already with following the paths of others instead of creating your own.

Enough already with trying to do everything at once.

Enough already with not living in the moment.

Enough already with thinking you can truly love others without truly loving yourself.

Enough already with the ego.

Enough already with not seeing the lesson in every experience.

Enough already with not showing gratitude.

Enough already with not seeing your own awesomeness.

Enough.


You have everything you need within you. Take hold of your power and choose to live the life you deserve.

Enough already with everything else.

 

 

Jen ♥

Wise Words… Thursday?

[This Wise Words post is a day late because my awesome Dad & brother have been visiting so we’ve been travelling a bit, more on that soon 🙂 ]

“Everything you need is within you

right now.” ~ Unknown

It’s true.

You already have all the strength, courage & wisdom you need inside of you. It’s just that, sometimes, we need to overcome obstacles in order to find it.

It’s all there; the clarity to know which path to choose; the strength to change your life for the better; the confidence to be yourself no matter what; & the courage to start taking action on your dreams.

Sometimes, it’s all just buried so deep under our insecurities & doubts that it takes some digging to bring it up to the surface. The Universe, or God, or Higher Power, or whatever you prefer to call it, knows this, & so gives you opportunities & experiences that force you to find all these qualities & more within your own self.

It’s what we do with those experiences that make all the difference. We can do our absolute best to stay positive, & learn as much as possible from it. Or, we can play the victim & add it to our list of reasons why we can’t live the lives we want, & as a result stay stuck in a negative pattern.

If we take the first route; with every experience, we are moulded into better, stronger versions of ourselves. And even if we sometimes lose touch & let ourselves fall into the second category, that’s ok. It is always possible to build ourselves back up again. Always.

So, whatever you’re worrying about today, know that you can handle it.

You have everything you need within you, right now.

Keep Smiling!

Jen ♥

Attitude of Gratitude


Photo taken by Jen Saunders.

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;

and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

~ G.K. Chesterton

Thanksgiving is nearly here, & even though I grew up in Australia & so have never celebrated a real Thanksgiving, I’ve always been fascinated by it. I’m a big believer that the more thankful you are, the more abundant life becomes, so I’m going to celebrate my own Thanksgiving by listing the things I am most grateful for.

Making a gratitude list helps you to realise just how blessed you truly are & is a big step towards living a happier & more fulfilling life. You can either write them down or just list them mentally while you’re on the way to work, doing the dishes or waiting to fall asleep in bed at the end of the day.

After doing it regularly, you will begin to see a pattern. The things that pop up on your list every time are the things that are most important to you in life. By noticing what matters to you, you can become more familiar with where your priorities lie, & possibly what things you want to spend more time doing or which people you need to spend more time with.

Continuing on my journey of self-discovery, & following my 9th Commandment*, here is my list of ten things I’m grateful for:

1. Health.

For a body that is healthy, does what I want it to do & can heal itself.

2. Love.

For being loved, feeling love & giving love.

3. Possibilities.

The knowledge that I create my life with my thoughts, feelings & actions.

4. Mike.

For having a partner, a soulmate, a best friend & lover who knows me better than anyone & is always there for me & encourages me to live my best life.

5. Family.

People who love me no matter what happens.

6. Friends.

People to have fun with, laugh with, learn with & talk with.

7. Role models.

People who inspire me to live my best life, lead by example, make the world a better place & take action, all while staying true to themselves.

8. Education.

Not just school or university, but the education of life itself. Neverending opportunities to learn, grow & gain wisdom.

9. Trees.

By far the best spiritual teachers to have ever lived. They know how to be still, stay grounded, connected & play in the wind all at the same time.

10. Me.

For the person that I am, the experiences I’ve had, the memories I’ve made, the lessons I’ve learned & the person who I’m becoming.

I want to make this a regular activity, so to remind me & motivate me I have stuck notes around my apartment that say ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. I have stuck them next to my bed, on the fridge & even in the bathroom. Whenever I see a note, I think of at least two things that I am grateful for today, even if it’s just ‘For having a good night’s sleep’ or ‘For having pizza for dinner tonight’. There’s always something to be thankful for 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

Need more inspiration?

A fellow blogger, Grey Matter Life, wrote a great post a few days ago titled ‘The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge’. Check it out 🙂

*Note: After giving it some thought, I have decided to change my 5th Commandment ‘Show interest, ask questions, open up’ to ‘Nourish your spirituality’. I decided that showing interest, asking questions & opening up could be better utilized as more of a resolution, rather than a commandment. Also, I realised that I didn’t have any commandments relating to my spirituality, something that is very important to me… even if I haven’t completely figured out what it is yet. ‘Nourish you spirituality’ serves as a reminder to just be still, get in touch with the Universe, my higher self, God, whatever you want to call it. I do this through meditation, lighting candles & incense & just relaxing, reading my favourite spiritual books (all of which will be covered in later posts), listening to music, or being creative.

 

Keep Smiling 🙂

Jen xo