Monday, December 23, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS...UNCONDITIONAL YOU (31 days of faith.....day 11)

 

     Ok so maybe you deserve some sort of explanation.  I had a plan.  I should be on day 22 now...I am almost two weeks behind.

     Has that ever happened to you?  You get behind, and the further behind you get the more overwhelmed you feel...and then the less likely you will ever finish what you set out to do.

     BUT....

     The thing is....Do we really want to "cut off our nose to spite our face"?  We eventually have to keep going.  Right?


     In this case, this "series" is called 31 days of faith....My goal was to be done by January 1st.  Not gonna happen now.  And guess what?  It doesn't have to happen that way.  You know what DOES have to happen?

     LIFE......

     Things happen.  Schedules change.   Different Responsibilities take over.   John Lennon said it best "Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans"....

     BUT......

     This doesn't mean we have to let go of our original plans.   I guess we can choose to let go, or change our mind if we decide with our heart that the direction we were going was wrong.  But we can ALSO choose to start again, and or keep going in that direction...EVEN if we will be much later than we thought we would be.

     What if we woke up each day and knew the following to be true?....

     There is no RACE....There is no final goal....it's all only between YOU and ...YOU.

     Someday we will die.   What happens after that, is between YOU and your faith.   What happens up until that point is only between YOU and YOU.

     Be gentle to YOU.   Look in the mirror, and tell YOU that you love YOU.

     UNCONDITIONALLY ....


     Then...go on an adventure with this NEW friend who you discovered you LOVE deeply.

     Start over...Go back to the Beginning.  Give yourself a break.... Or start NEW.... Be FREE...

     AND....

    If you don't feel like you love yourself unconditionally... I hear you...I hardly ever feel that way.  But when we get this way of NOT loving, we have to realize one thing.   THIS IS A LIE AGAINST OUR NATURAL STATE.  We were born to love ourselves....and know ourselves... when we let go of that love and that assumed knowledge; trusting other voices over our own....we not only lose who we are meant to be in this world, but we lose the chance to find REAL love from someone else.   And the greatest thing we will all think about when we are about to die is LOVE....

   Reading this you may be all alone.  This may seem scary and depressing.  But it's not.  You are never alone.  If you believe in GOD this is definitely true..  Talk to him....or her.  He or She will only love you, and  teach you the way you should see yourself.   If you don't believe in that, that's ok.   Look in the mirror...and say I LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY....and repeat.

     Breath...DEEP....you can do it.   I am too...

    Starting now...

    And if I slip....I will try again tomorrow.

    I will try to pick up this  "31 days of faith in the New Year"...and I will finish....... not sure when...BUT I WILL FINISH.

     And I will do some other things in the mean time....

    Like Remember who I am...That I am filled with LOVE and JOY...

    and of all my challenges in life, that will be the only one that will matter...

    Because that is who we are....That is our natural state.  Anything else rips us away from ourselves ....and from each other.   And we are here together for a reason.

    LOVE YOURSELF....BE YOURSELF

    AND...

     HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS

    




2 comments:

  1. Beautiful, thank you Brian...will read whatever you post, whenever you get around to posting it! =)

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