In my life I have taken the path to “Cultivate my own garden” struggling to learn new skills and refining hobbies that have turned into professions all the while asking for help along the way when needed. It is always best to rely on yourself first yet when faced with a challenge that you just can’t get through turn to others for assistance. There is ALWAYS someone there. ALWAYS. No matter how dark it gets no matter how hard it is to motivate yourself to do something just visualize lifting yourself up and getting better. You will in due time. I know it is hard to realize it but even if it takes a very long time small steps are the best way to a long journey and you need to always start small. If your only task is getting up out of bed, brushing your teeth and making a nice meal of scrambled eggs with turkey bacon sobeit. You did something. If you only got out of bed and skipped the brushing your teeth and nice nutritious meal that’s great too. I have been in many places up, down and everywhere in between and know how difficult it is to motivate yourself to do something. What I have learned is just try something new like a nice walk near a pond saying hi to all the beauty of mother nature, slowly walk down a bustling noisy street in some big city, lay down at a warm sunny beach somewhere in this beautiful place we named earth or cuddle up and watch a good happy movie or read an uplifting book. Whatever it is just do it and you will thank yourself all the more and be able to do it more regularly the more you try it. Wishing you a great day filled with great new experiences!
To expand and grow your minds’ eye is one of the greatest gifts and challenges in life. Take each day as a new opportunity to grow its perspective. Have meaningful conversations and listen carefully to everyone’s sliver of reality sharing hope and joy with advice and good humor all the while engaging in the struggles we all must face.
I don’t know seeing how things are turning out in the Ukraine I get the feeling that the United States, the Soviet Republic and China are all figuring out that the three countries can rule the entire world as one giant empire. As my dear country America turns more communistic, China more capitalistic and Russia more fascistic where’s the wiggle room for freedom loving human beings? I don’t know maybe just Bermuda on a nice pink sand beach? Do you?
Well over two months have passed and I graduated from a great learning center in Paramus New Jersey learning great mindfulness skills called Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. I made some really great connections and certainly gained much strength and insight into the trickier parts of life from the teachers and group members. If you are struggling with anything that challenges your well being I highly recommend checking out HFC in Paramus, New Jersey and throughout the country. It is the best investment you can make in yourself and I appreciate the wisdom and strength I have achieved during my education there.